Join Stephen Aifegha in the evolution of painting:
Participants will get a first hand experience using techniques artist-in-residence Stephen Aifegha used in his creation of "21st Century Africa." In this body of work he uses original African fabrics and newsprint as a major element. The African fabrics are used to show his identity as an African and also give an insight about his subject matter or narrative as it concerns issues regarding the African continent and diaspora, while the newsprint is used for texture and social commentary. In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to explore and develop your own meaning through materials and evolve your painting style.
Registration includes a materials fee and participants will receive a 16x10 canvas, paper and fabrics, and access to acrylics and brushes. 18 and over.
Partial scholarships available by request at email@example.com.
Growing up in Lagos, Nigeria, Stephen Aifegha demonstrated a gift for the arts as a child. He attended art galleries, museums and competitions. He eventually realized that to truly pursue his passion he would have to move far away from home. Mr. Aifegha researched international art programs, eventually landing at Idaho State University.
Mr. Aifegha's artist practice is influenced by his identity and culture as an African. He is a mixed media artist. His subject matter and narrative focus on historical, social, and cultural issues that concern Africa in regards to cultural syncretism, identity issues, culture clash, and pride. His art centers the problems and issues in Africa today rooted in its pre-colonial and post-colonial history.
Surel's Place 212 E 33rd St, Garden City, ID 83714
February 26, 2022