Paint along with artist A. Decker in this virtual event hosted on zoom and make your own masterpiece! She will break down each stroke of the brush into an easy to follow lesson that is suitable for beginners to more experienced artists. The painting you will be creating is the ‘Voyage of a Black Woman’ as seen in the picture. Please note each registrant is responsible for obtaining their own supplies. Please see the supply list below. You only need to register once per viewing device. Join us for an evening to celebrate Black history as we honour the ‘Voyage of a Black Woman’.
A limited number of supply packs are available for those that need them. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by January 29 to request one. Packs will be available for curbside pick up at Idea Exchange, Queens Square (1 North Square, Cambridge) from February 1-3 during our regular service hours (10:00am-6:00pm). We will send you a confirmation email.
All supplies can be purchased at a dollar store. No need to buy expensive supplies.
- One small blank canvas approximately 8’x10’ or similar
- Acrylic paints in white, black, yellow, blue, red and brown. You can also get green and orange if your budget allows or you can make your own by mixing paints. You can get small bottles of acrylic paint at most dollar stores or some will have a set of small tubes in multiple colours. Either option is fine.
- Acrylic paint brushes. We recommend having one brush that is approximately a half inch and one small brush approximately a quarter inch size. Most dollar stores have a set of brushes available in their crafts aisle that will offer all the sizes you need.
- Cup of water to clean your brushes in
- Paper towel to dry your brushes off
- A palette to mix paint on. No need to purchase anything, a paper plate or something from your recycle bin like a yogurt container lid, plastic mushroom tray or piece of cardboard will do the trick!
See our other Rhythm & Blues Black History Month programs here.
I go by the name A. Decker. I’m a proud black female Canadian, residing in Cambridge, Ontario. Born from British and Jamaican parents. I’m a wife and mother of 4 children. I’ve always had a love for art and fashion, but I was truly inspired to showcase my talent to the world during the beginning of this COVID-19 pandemic. I realized how therapeutic painting and drawing felt, it has now become a daily routine.
My work is inspired by my heritage, my perception of beauty, strength, love, happiness and music. I love combining art with quotes, every piece I’ve created has meaning. I call my creativity Fine Art Funk. You can learn more about me on my website www.adeckercreations.com
People registered for this event will be entered into a draw to win a gift certificate to a local Cambridge restaurant. You must be in attendance to win.