Violeta Borisonik

Violeta Borisonik was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has a degree in Architecture from the University of Buenos Aires and studied at the National School of Fine Arts.
   She moved to Canada in 1989. After taking several classes in ceramics and sculpture she registered in the Diploma Program obtaining a degree in Visual Arts. Violeta is the recipient of the Mac Donald Club Scholarship and the "Ottawa School of Art Graduate Achievement".
   Violeta is nowadays working in her studio at home. She is exploring the urban landscape of the big cities. Her compositions are read through texture. Collage with paper, metal, fibers and found objects enhance the richness of her works. Her latest paintings are inscribed into the abstract geometric style.
   Violeta has exhibited at the Atrium Gallery, L'Imagier Gallery, Shenkman Centre and Cube Gallery among others. Some of her works are in private collections. Her paintings can be seen at the Orange Art Gallery. She is also a member of Ottawa Mixed Media Artists.
   She teaches printmaking and jewelry workshops in schools through MASC (Multicultural Arts in Schools and Communities).
   Violeta also resumed jewelry making, a passion that started many years ago in Agentina. She sells locally in Ottawa and online at violetaborisonik.com.


			

Curriculum Links

Use tools, materials and techniques, e.g. printmaking, correctly to create different effects; use a cross disciplinary approach to express feelings and ideas; explore images of medieval times and ancient civilizations; understand composition using elements of design.

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Senior
Seniors
Language
English
French
French Immersion

Printing and the Written Word: A cross-disciplinary project

New Program Residency Workshop English

Inspired by a piece of their own writing, students will experiment with printmaking techniques, choosing images that reflect their written work. Students will design their images and print over and around their written words, resulting in an art piece to which they have a deep personal connection. If time permits, students may experiment with different designs to embellish other written pieces.

Participants:
Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Maximum:
30
Discipline:
Visual Arts
Time and Price:
Half day: one 2 hour session $295 + HST
Full day: two 2 hour sessions $395 + HST
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Creating with beads and copper stamping

New Program Residency English

Students will learn basic wire wrapping techniques resulting in a bracelet using wire-caged beads. Alternatively they may experiment with copper stamping and manipulating thick wire to make a necklace or bracelet. Materials $1 + HST per student

Participants:
Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Maximum:
15 students per workshop
Discipline:
Visual Arts
Time and Price:
Half day: one 2 hour session $295 + HST
Full day: two 2 hour sessions $395 + HST
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Images of Past and Present Civilizations

Residency Workshop English

Through basic printmaking techniques, such as relief and monocopy, students will explore ancient civilizations (Egyptian, Greek, Pre-Columbian) and Medieval Times. Younger students may also work with the theme of Animal Kingdom. The younger students will produce prints in one color; older students will work in multicolour prints using several printing blocks.

Participants:
Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Maximum:
30
Discipline:
Visual Arts
Time and Price:
Grades: 1 - 2
Half day: two 75 minute sessions $295 + HST
Full day: three 75 minute sessions $395 + HST

Grades: 3 - 8/sec II
Half day: one 2 hour session $295 + HST
Full day: two 2 hour sessions $395 + HST
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Printmaking Workshop

Residency Workshop English Seniors

Participants are introduced to several printmaking techniques including relief and monocopy. Participants are asked to bring in four meaningful photographs from their lives. They will work from these photos to create sketches that will, in turn, be transformed into prints. All materials are safe to work with and will be provided by the artist.

Participants:
Seniors
Discipline:
Visual Arts
Time and Price:
Half day: One 2 hour workshop $280 + HST
Full day: Two 2 hour workshops $380 + HST
Materials: $1 + HST per participant


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Jewelry workshop - Having fun with wire caged beads

New Program Residency Workshop English Seniors

In this workshop participants will learn basic wire wrapping techniques. Each participant will end up with a beautiful pair of dangling earrings and a bracelet using wire caged beads. Several samples of work will be brought to class to give the participants ideas for future projects.

Participants:
Seniors
Maximum:
15
Discipline:
Visual Arts
Time and Price:
Half day: one 2 hour workshop $280 + HST
Full day: Two 2 hour workshops $380 + HST
Materials: $1 + HST per participant.
Toolkit , wire and beads provided
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Jewelry workshop - Playing with copper sheets and copper coiled beads

Residency Workshop English Seniors

In this workshop participants will learn to build earrings and pendants using wire and copper plates. Wire coiling will be introduced to build interesting links using different coloured wires. Stamped, domed and hammered copper will be used to complete designs. All supplies will be provided for both workshops. No previous experience needed.

Participants:
Seniors
Maximum:
15
Discipline:
Visual Arts
Time and Price:
Half day: one 2 hour workshop $280 + HST
Full day: Two 2 hour workshops $380 + HST
Materials: $1 + HST per participant.
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Jewelry workshop - Geometric Copper Pendant

New Program Residency Workshop English Seniors

Participants will build an articulated pendant using copper sheets and jump rings.

Participants:
Seniors
Maximum:
15
Discipline:
Visual Arts
Time and Price:
Half day: One 2 hour workshop $280 + HST
Full day: Two 2 hour workshops $380 + HST
Materials: $1 + HST per participant.
Request a Booking