I have been having more and more people ask me if I would teach tango again (after my long hiatus from this dance form). The workshop offers a chance to explore your creativity in both movement and visual expression. It is a split workshop of dance and painting. The first half covers the basic techniques and figures of Argentine Tango, while the second part of the workshop explores methods for creating mixed media painting, including; collage, charcoal, and acrylic paint. Come with a partner, or come solo, as we will have everyone exchange roles as leader and follower in the dance. For those of you wanting more painting instruction, consider taking “Mixed Media Painting Continued” the following day where you will be able to continue working on the same piece.
Todd began dancing Argentine tango in Montreal, Canada, in 1997, and is a practicing visual artist. He is a Resident Artist and Artist Fellow Alumni of San Francisco’s de Young Museum and is the founder of the Red Poppy Art House. To learn more about Todd, visit his website.
- one 16″ x 2o” canvas (or approximate)
- Charcoal, rags, and items for creating texture and collage (colored papers, scraps, phone bills, love notes, leaves, grasses, sand, etc.)
- All other painting materials provided (brushes, paints, etc.)
- flat soled shoes are recommended for the dance portion of the workshop