June 28, 2023

To Celebrate Late Mexican Painter Frida Kahlo’s Birthday, See Her Art in Online Workshop on Thursday, July 6

Two Fridas, Self-Portrait by Frida Kahlo

The late Frida Kahlo was one of the most influential Mexican painters of the 20th century. In her relatively short life (1907-1954), she left an impression that remains important seven decades later. To celebrate her birthday, which would have been July 6, Silver Spring Town Center, Inc., will present the “It’s Frida Kahlo’s Birthday: See More in Her Art” virtual workshop on 7-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 6.

The workshop will be led by artist/educator/author Renee Sandell. The workshop will enable participants to experience an interactive, new way of understanding art that unlocks the unique ideas and feelings embedded in a painting by Ms. Kahlo.

Ms. Sandell’s art, teaching and research focus on “Visual Fitness 4 All,” the result of more than 45 years of art teaching experience in classrooms and museums. A retired university professor in art education, Ms. Sandell is the co-author of three books and multiple publications. She was founder/director of the National Art Education Association’s SummerVision DC—a four-day, museum-based, intensive bootcamp program she led for a decade. She currently teaches for Smithsonian Associates Studio Arts, Yellow Barn Studio, Rancho La Puerta and other venues.

To view the workshop, and participate if you choose, go to Meeting Registration - Zoom.

To get maximum enjoyment from the Zoom workshop, it is suggested participants have a piece of white paper and a black Sharpie marker.

A downloadable handout will be available at the end of the event.