Art Herstory: Grace Hartigan

Learn about one of the pioneers of abstract expressionism and make art!

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1 Choose My Schedule

2 Is This Activity For Me?

Tablet posing and thinking
Stick figures of varying sizes waving

My age is between 10 - 18

Yellow and blue gear

All experience levels are welcome.

Child and mother stick figure standing

I can do this independently.

An open book

All reading levels are welcome.

3 More About my Activity

In art history, often few artists get highlighted as signature artists for specific art movements. We notice focused attention on fathers and grandfathers. In this class we will smash the patriarchal art canon and highlight some of the many women and self identifying women artists.

4 What Materials Do I Need?

Basic drawing supplies like pens, coloured pencils, markers. Watercolour or gouache paints are optional. Paper.

5 I learn useful skills too?

  • Communicating
  • Creative thinking
  • Social awareness & responsibility

6 My Guide!

I’m of German Canadian, Anishanaabe and Metis descent. I’m a practicing artist with over 20 years of exhibiting and selling paintings and drawings, painting murals and teaching art!

I’m a beginner surfer—I’m not very good at it, but every wave I drop is worth the hundreds of wipe outs.