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Colours of Mother Earth

Clarissa Banos

Feb 6 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Online Workshop

Inspired by the ever-transforming elements of nature, including but not limited to fire, wind, earth, and water, as well as the many flora, fauna, and endangered species in the wild, Clarissa Banos will lead an arts workshop in celebration of “Mother Earth” and the powerful connection we all share with it, both as individuals and as global communities.

Create a beautiful mixed-media artwork of your own that reflects the colours of nature, using items found within your own home in this virtual workshop! Perfect for families, kids, and artists of any skill level!

Suggested List of Supplies:

  • Watercolour paper or poster board
  • Watercolours
  • Water based markers
  • Oil Pastels or Coloured Pencils
  • Fine liners (Sharpies)
  • Cardboard, construction paper and/or patterned paper
  • Tissue paper
  • Old Newspapers or magazines
  • White glue/ Glue sticks
  • Double sided tape
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Elements found in nature: Rocks, leaves, twigs, feathers, seeds, shells, etc.
  • Paint Brushes
  • Containers for water
  • Paper towel

About the Artist

Clarissa Banos is a visual artist originally from El Salvador, whose artwork focuses on traditional Latin American culture and folklore.

Her ancestral heritage is what inspires her colourful acrylic paintings: She is passionate about the magnificence of indigenous civilizations  of the Ancient Americas and particularly intrigued by the Pre Hispanic iconography found in ancient textiles of Mexico, Central America and South America. In addition, Banos showcases Indigenous women as the axis of a magical universe in celebration of Latin America’s idiosyncrasies, popular culture and folklore.

Her academic credentials include a BFA in Graphic Design, from Universidad Dr. Jose Matias Delgado, El Salvador, and a MFA in Graphic Design, from University of Illinois at Chicago, where she graduated as a Fulbright LASPAU Scholarship grantee. Her professional background combines over 25 years of experience as a graphic designer, visual artist and visual arts instructor.

Clarissa Banos paintings can be found in private art collections in Central and South America, United States, Canada and Europe. She moved to New Westminster, BC in 2001, where she now lives and works as a visual artist and visual arts instructor.

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