Northwest Coast Indigenous Art – Concepts and Styles
June 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm UTC-4
In this 90-minute hands-on workshop, Jamie will walk through his process of designing and illustrating traditional northwest coast indigenous art.
While sometimes overly complex, this introduction will give you the cultural awareness, appreciation and key structures of this art. Thick form lines, shapes, graceful flowing layout, balance-filled with negative space come together to create abstract and illustrative animals, mythical beings and humans.
Have your preferred medium ready, whether that’s ink and paper or digital. And be ready to draw!
W.J. (Jamie) Sterritt is a member of the Gitxsan nation from the Skeena River area of northern British Columbia, Canada – now living in Kamloops with his 2 daughters.
His work is based on the traditional northwest coast design and is true to Gitxsan art. He acquired his interest in the art from his late father and uncles, who are accomplished artists and craftsmen in their own right. Jamie is a member of the Lax Gibuu (Wolf clan). His Gitxsan name is Wii Nagim Tts’uwingat.