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Open Studio with Nicole Preissl

CAG is delighted to welcome Nicole Preissl as our Open Studio guest artist for Winter 2021. Open Studio presents a series of art-making videos for families inspired by contemporary art practices and CAG’s current exhibitions. Videos will be released on our website and social media platforms on the third Saturday of the month from February to April. Free material kits will be available in limited quantities for pick-up from CAG on the day of each video release.

Shadow Lanterns

In our third and final remote Open Studio with Nicole Preissl, Nicole leads us in a lantern making activity inspired by Nicole Kelly Westman’s exhibition muddled mirage of memories escaping encapsulation. For her waiting on tomorrow artworks, Nicole started with light, observing sunshine through trees and the shadows and shapes they cast on her walls as the light passed through her window.

Watch the video and follow along as Nicole creates a lantern out of parchment and tissue paper. She’ll share tips and tricks for working with paper, light and shadows to inspire your lantern designs.