Art Video Series

Explore the mysterious world of abstract art in Place des Arts’ first online visual arts series! View five videos by artist and educator Marlene Lowden to discover how artists use the elements of design to express themselves while experimenting with materials you have at home. Through a series of fun activities in each video, you will be introduced to each element of design and learn how to interpret these elements when looking at abstract art. This video series is suitable for all ages and ability levels, gather your household or tune in with friends virtually and begin creating!

The first video is free – you can view it here and the supply list for this video is below.

Please note: you must have a Gmail account to sign-up for this class. If you have trouble signing up, please reach out and I’ll connect you with Place des Art staff who can walk you through the process.

Access the remaining 4 videos here. 

Cost: $24 (plus tax)


Supply list for Video 1

  • Paper (the bigger, the better)
  • Pencil or marker
  • Colouring supplies (pencil crayons, pastels, markers, crayons or even paint if you have thick paper)
  • A playlist of your favourite songs (if you are doing this virtually with a friend, share your playlists with each other!)


Marlene Lowden is a painter, facilitator and yoga teacher. She co-hosts an annual art and yoga retreat in Spain and connects to her community as an instructor in schools and at art festivals. She is a proud alumni member of Thrive Art Studios, an international collective of female artists. Marlene is honoured to have her artwork in private and public collections in Canada and internationally.