About the instructor: Jazmin Sasky is a visual artist from Argentina. She moved to Vancouver in 2004. Her work is rooted in Latin American Folk Art & culture, with an emphasis in textile design and embroidery. Simultaneously whimsical and poignant, Jazmin’s work depicts women in everyday life scenes and explores themes around friendship, intimacy and sisterhood. The artist possesses a unique recognized style that comes to life in large, colourful paintings reflecting a joyful aesthetic.
Her pieces have been showcased in Canada, Hawaii, and Mexico and are included in collections at major hospitals in British Columbia, along with private medical clinics, YWCA housing communities for single mothers, and private homes across Canada, US and Mexico. In addition, she was invited to exhibit her paintings in a number of prestigious art spaces including Viewpoints Art Gallery in Maui, and Espacio de Arte Milo Lockett in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
For the past four years, Jazmin has been collaborating with artisans in Mexico creating a unique body of work that merges her paintings with hand-made embroidery, Mexican folk clay dolls and wooden sculptures called alebrijes. The result reflects the vitality of the artist’s storytelling united with rich visuals, folk elements and a deep cultural and community connection. In this eye-catching collection, the ancestral embroidery techniques of the local artisans are combined with original painted canvases by Sasky for truly exceptional results. This outstanding collaboration has merged a strong working relationship between the artist and the artisans and the sales of her work have supported the artisans’ families.
In addition to painting the artist has been teaching children and adults in Vancouver since 2006. Jazmin is passionate about art and her approach to teaching is to deliver an experience that will challenge the student to think and create outside the conventional artworld. Her natural ability to connect and inspire people is exceptional.
About the women artisans in Mexico: Covid-19 has created a deep crisis in Mexico, especially among the most vulnerable people. Women artisans has supported their families for years, relying on orders and sales of their goods to tourists. Without tourism or any savings, many families are starving. Your participation in this workshop is helping a group of women artisans in Oaxaca, Mexico, who have been deeply affected by this crisis since March.
Jazmin carefully planned and commissioned beautiful hand-made embroidered pieces that you will be including in your work with the artist’s easy-to-follow instructions.
About the Art Workshop: In this workshop, you will be following easy instructions to complete a garden of painted flowers with acrylics. You will have the opportunity to combine your finished painting with embroidery pieces, creating a unique final artistic piece. With your registration, you get all the art materials needed to complete the piece (except of brushes, that you could purchase at any art store).