Print Speak: Jasmin-Nicole Amokako

Print Speak: Jasmin-Nicole Amoako

Speaker: Jasmin-Nicole Amoako (she/her)
Topic: Self-Portraits as Self-Care
Date: Thursday, March 24, 2022
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm ET via Zoom
Structure: 1hr virtual workshop

In this Print Speak session: Self Portraits as Self Care, Jasmin-Nicole Amoako provides a digital art workshop inspired by a collection of prints and paintings as part of her Virtual Residency at Open Studio completed in February 2022. Through an interactive, hands-on painting activity, participants develop portrait art techniques focusing on the self and acquiring various art-related skills.

Recommended Materials
Participants are encouraged to have the following art supplies on-hand:
• 1-2 sheets of mixed media paper or prepared gessoed paper [9″x12″ recommended]
• Acrylic paints: primary colours yellow, red, and blue & white, black, [burnt umber, raw sienna, and burnt sienna for painting various skin tones recommended]
• Synthetic paintbrushes
• A paint palette [plastic or Stay Wet recommended]
• A printed or digital reference image of your face (optional)
• A stretched canvas or canvas panel [16″x20″- optional ]
• A pencil
• An eraser
• Cleaning rags or paper towels
• Water cups

Jasmin-Nicole Amoako (she/her) is a Ghanaian Canadian emerging visual artist based in Toronto. She is a graduate of the Drawing and Painting program from the Ontario College of Art and Design University (2021). Her artwork depicts contemporary visuals of Black womanhood and West African culture. Through figurative painting, abstract art, and sacred African braiding practices she applies African and Western methodologies to articulate her cultural identity. Amoako’s artwork combines themes that examine healing, nature, and meditation to create large-scale portraits and abstract dreamscapes. During this residency, she will develop an artist wellness series focusing on collaboration, identity, memory, and selfhood.