Date: Wednesday 3 August 2022
Time: 13:00 – 16:00
With: Elisa Verkoelen
Location: Marres, Capucijnenstraat 98 Maastricht
Workshop: Max. 6 people
During this workshop the participants will deal with the garden of Marres by looking at it in a different way. When making a linocut, it is important to pay attention to spaces in between. Each participant chooses a spot in the garden and depicts it in black and white areas. In order to do this, it is important to learn to look carefully. By means of a number of short exercises, the participants learn to look again. They do this by using spaces in between, blind drawings and references from the garden. They will experience for themselves how important background and ’empty’ space can be in a linocut. Then they get to work cutting and printing the plate themselves. The prints are a small edition, which the participants can take home afterwards.
About Elisa Verkoelen
Elisa Verkoelen (1998, Beegden) lives and works in Roermond. She works as a visual artist and illustrator. Using words and images, she tries to make connections between things that are visible and invisible. She harbors a specific fascination for negative spaces. She underlines this, among other things, through her use of linocuts.
De Ommuurde Tuin
The garden of Marres has a rich history and offers space to large fig trees, flowering shrubs such as hawthorn and winter jasmine, ferns and flowers such as tulips and dahlias. The garden is also populated by a large number of birds, insects, butterflies, toads and frogs. At the very back is a monumental ice house where ice used to be stored in the hot summer months. With all the beauty that the garden of Marres has to offer, artist Gladys Zeevaarders has put together a publication. She asked 10 artists to connect their own practice with the walled garden. The result: a beautiful publication with commissions from 10 different artists. This can be ordered in our webshop or for sale in our museum shop.