Cape Breton Regional Library

Folk Art: A beginner paint workshop (FULL)

Folk Art | Heart Warming & Humorous: a beginner paint workshop (with acrylics)

In the broadest sense, folk art refers to the art of the people, as distinguished from the elite or professional product. Childlike innocence and unconscious humor is usually associated with folk art.

Maud Lewis’ paintings were definitely childlike but also deceptively sophisticated in composition and observation of everyday life remembrances. Using memories of humorous events or characters from our past, we will create simple colourful acrylic paintings.

Art instruction by Catherine Moir

Materials provided. Space is limited and registration is required

Moir is an experienced landscape artist established within the art community in Cape Breton. She works en plein air and then in her own studio outside her home in Sydney Forks. In creating the Visual Art Series, 2003-08, during the Celtic Colours Festival she was hired to curate Folk Art Exhibits and facilitate Folk Art Workshops in various parts of Cape Breton as well as other exhibits and workshops. For the past seven years she has been the coordinator for the Art of Living program which has an exhibit every June with ten established artists and ten cancer patients.

She has exhibited in solo and group shows at Cape Breton University, St. Francis Xavier University and for Visual Arts Nova Scotia. She has work in several Nova Scotian Galleries including the Art Bank of Nova Scotia and has paintings in private collections around the world.


Nova Scotia Public Libraries Celebrate Maud Lewis 2019 Heritage Day Honouree!


McConnell Library - 50 Falmouth Street

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