Kerrisdale Contemporary Arts Lab

No membership required.


Path of Glory 16+ yrs
Stanley Kubrick’s classic Paths of Glory is set in WWI France. An egotistical general orders Colonel Dax (Kirk Douglas) to lead a suicidal attack against the Germans. Emerging from the trenches, his men are decimated by murderous machine-gun fire. To shift blame for the defeat, the general court-martials one soldier from each company. Dax defends them. The ending of this humane film is quietly transcendent. 1957, B&W, 97 min. Discussion to follow.
Sa 3:30 PM-6:30 PM Free
144166 Jan 27
Instructor: Ana Carizales

The Organizer 16+ yrs
The Organizer, Mario Monicelli’s Oscar-nominated masterpiece, is set in 19th century Italy. Marcello Mastrioanni stars as a high school teacher who is horrified by dangerous, inhumane working conditions at the local textile factory. He organizes the workers into a union and leads them out on strike. He is almost killed but transforms the town. 1963, B&W, 130 min., subtitled. Discussion to follow.
Sa 3:30 PM-6:30 PM Free
144167 Feb 3
Instructor: Ana Carizales



Everyday Printmaking 12+ yrs
In this printmaking class, instead of synthetic inks, we will experiment with non-toxic organics, such as coffee, tea, henna, beetroot juice, grass juice, substances that change colour as they oxidize. We will enhance these unstable organic materials with semi-permanent man-made things, such as glue, string, stamps, and watercolours. We will apply our organic materials with hard-edged tools (rulers, chopsticks, cup rims).
Sa 1:00 PM-3:00 PM Free
145834 Jan 6
Instructor: Soyoung Park

Everyday Installations 12+ yrs
We will question our habits of perception and interpretation. In this class, we will work with seemingly insignificant objects from everyday life, including remnants of natural materials that are intimately but invisibly present in daily life, onion skins, human hair, lemon seeds, dead leaves, dried flowers. We will use these as raw material to construct small, mobile installations. By transforming these materials, we give them new meanings and make our perceptions more agile.
Sa 3:30 PM-5:30 PM FREE
145835 Jan 6
Instructor: Soyoung Park

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