Julie Dalloz from www.artandj.com creates original and unique artworks for public or private spaces: residences, offices, hotels, schools, restaurants. Today Kidz Venture interview her inline with her up-coming workshop, 'Expressive Art Classes'. What Julie loves about art is how it empowers her to live her life in colour, paying attention to the noticeable as well as the tiny details and keeping her mind open and bright.
- WORKSHOP - EXPRESSIVE ART CLASSES -
1. Where did you love of art come from?
I have always been passionate about art, taking my first classes at the age of 3, continuously researching about different artistic influences and experiencing new techniques or combinations like if I was in a scientist laboratory !
Art means living my life in colour, paying attention to the noticeable as well as tiny details and keeping my mind open and bright! I strongly believe that all forms of art are a universal force that can radiate enormously in people's life and unite them. My favourite artists include Klimt for the poetry of his paintings and most recently street artists Lm7 and NoeTwo for their powerful compositions and energy.
2. Your murals are beautiful with a real Middle Eastern feel yet your French - can you expand on how culture influences your art?
My art is very much influenced by my travels. Every time I visit a new place, I love discovering new exhibitions. I love the way each nation has its own artistic character but also how well each of them all connect together through creativity and innovation. I love researching about the different artistic movements and having lived in Dubai for now 6 years, have been naturally interested in arabic patterns. I love mixing spontaneous and free hand techniques with more detailed and delicate designs whilst remaining modern and always colorful!
3. What will students learn in the expressive art classes?
Expressive art classes will take the students to a unique journey through their emotions and feelings. They don't have to have any artistic skills. The concept is to lead them to "a let go situation" with however, a frame including a subject and different techniques going from painting to drawing, collage, mixed media...etc
4. Can you expand on the Art Therapy aspect of the class for teenagers?
We all know that teenagehood can be psychologically and emotionally challenging. Expressive art classes have been created in order for teens to be able to create in a neutral environment, where they are free to "make their marks" and exist in their own way, which is so important at their age. The idea is to create a space where they feel safe and confident to express their feelings and emotions, with no fear about being judged. Art will be used as a non-verbal language that teen control and it will allow them to express the thoughts of their own world.
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