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Forgetful Images: Archives & Family Albums - Part II

This ONLINE workshop is a continuation and accompaniment class to 'Forgetful Images Archives & Family Albums' offered in October, 2020.

Students will deeply explore found and collected materials from personal archives, family albums, official state archives, police files, as well as online archives. This workshop will dive into the process of generating artwork through the appropriation and repurposing of images; you will explore tools (analog and digital) for the reproduction, alteration, and display of visual material.

We will question the nature of memory and its visual representation in photographs by reading and discussing assigned texts.

And finally, we will look at a series of artists, filmmakers and illustrators who use archival imagery as a strategy in their artwork including Julie Coburn, Alexandra Lethbridge, Joe Sacco, Art Speigelman, Thomas Ruff, Jon Rafman, Christian Boltanski, Morris Lum etc…

Students will leave this workshop with a series of works that focus on experimentation in a variety of photo-based mediums incorporating drawing, collage, text and image. 

Winter 2021: 6 weeks: Tuition: $275

TSA will deliver this course using ZOOM. Prior to the course session, you will receive an invitation for the session(s) via email. You'll need a laptop, desktop or tablet, internet connection with good bandwidth and headset (either wired or wireless). We recommend that you set up a free ZOOM account and be familiar with ZOOM prior to the class beginning.  Here is a link to help you get started: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697

Basic computer fluency is required. 

Notes: Instructor Jessica Thalmann has been teaching at TSA since Spring 2018. She is an artist, curator and educator currently based in Toronto and New York City. She received a MFA in Advanced Photographic Studies from ICP-Bard College and a BFA in Visual Arts from York University and has worked at numerous galleries in Canada and the US. Thalmann has taught at the International Centre for Photography, Akin Collective, MacLaren Art Centre, Toronto School of Art, Gallery 44 and City College of New York. She has shown at various venues in Toronto, Vancouver and New York City including the Art Gallery of Mississauga, Flash Forward Festival, Gallery TPW, Angell Gallery, Art Spin, Hashtag Gallery, Whippersnapper Gallery, Nuit Blanche, the Artist Project, VIVO Media Arts Center, Aperture Foundation, International Centre of Photography, Photoville, Camera Club of New York and Printed Matter’s New York Art Book Fair.
* This course is not currently open for registration

Materials to Bring

Please keep your receipts in case you need to return items.

• glue stick
• scissors
• double sided tape
• metal cork backed ruler (18th inches)
• exacto knife with extra blades (number 11 blades)
• cutting Matte (at least 18 inches)
• family photographs, found images, slides, newspaper clipping or any body of images you want to work with etc…