Collaborative Drawing Workshop with Z’otz* Collective (Nahúm Flores, Erik Jerezano and Ilyana Martínez)
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, September 28th, 12 noon
Join exhibiting artists Z’otz* Collective for an afternoon of drawing that will explore multiple media and collaboration in a series of dynamic exercises. Participants will approach drawing in a fun, playful, and exciting way, focusing on the experience of the process other than the final result. Those who take part will also spend time viewing and discussing Z’otz* Collective’s installation on view at the gallery, Eccentric Coincidence, combining collaborative, large scale drawing and ceramics.
Everyone is encouraged to explore and share, and people of all skill levels are welcome. While participants are encouraged to enroll in pairs for drawing as a team, this is not mandatory to participate in the workshop. All materials will be provided.
Z’otz* Collective is a group of three artists with Latin American roots based in Toronto: Nahúm Flores, Erik Jerezano, and Ilyana Martínez. Since 2004, they meet every week to collaborate on drawings, paintings, collages, sculptures, and site–specific installations. The direct approach of drawing, their primary means of expression, allows them to create work that connects to the storytelling traditions of their background.
The trio have attended residencies in Croatia and Serbia, where they initiated work with ceramic sculpture. In 2018, the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal commissioned Z’otz* to create a series of ceramic sculptures which have become part of their permanent collection. In 2020, they created an in-situ 66 ft. wide mural for Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery. Z’otz* Collective has had over 25 solo exhibitions and over 40 group exhibitions in museums, galleries and artist-run centres in Canada, Mexico, USA, Serbia, and China.
COVID-19 HEALTH AND SAFETY: Our studio workshops are running at reduced capacity to allow for physical distancing and safe navigation of our studio. All students must wear a face mask at all times and adhere to physical distancing guidelines while in our studio. Please review the AGB’s COVID-19 safety guidelines on our website before attending your first class. These guidelines, as well as our anti-harassment policy, will be reviewed before the event.
ART SUPPLIES: All materials for this workshop will be provided
ATTIRE: Please dress in clothing that reflects the nature of the activity. Your clothing may get messy from the materials and media utilized in your class. Also, closed-toe shoes are mandatory.
ALLERGIES OR SPECIAL NEEDS? Notify us on your registration if you have an allergy, health concerns, or a learning exception that could impact participation in the class. We would like to remind you that we are a nut-free facility. We appreciate your cooperation.