#KeithHaring inspired canvas in progress at @MediaForYouth

At Intersections Media we love Art Mondays!  Besides filmmaking, a significant part of Intersections is dipping our hands into the visual art/creative process and into art history by creating art work that interprets the masters and that creates community dialogue.  On Mondays we cover the art component and attack the canvas.  We are in the process of creating…

Recalling the creation of the mural “Destiny Manifesting.” #youthart

My students and I started this mural in the art therapy room at Keith Lynn Alternative Secondary in North Vancouver in 2009… and on July 5, 2011, I dragged it to Kirkstone Park, North Vancouver… The mural was inspired by Doze Green‘s Galeria de la Raza, 1999, as found in the book Street Art San Francisco- Mission Muralismo: Here’s a photo journey…

Art is not about the finished product but about the creative process.

INTERACTIVE ART Art is a powerful tool to facilitate connection and healing.  For me, art is not about the finished product but about the creative process.  Allowing the community to take ownership of the art creates dialogue- an ongoing dynamic that enriches all involved.  On Saturday June 14, 2014, senior residents at Rideau Manor and audience…

Flour, water, sugar. China markers and newsprint. Plus some youth. Perfect combo!

Latest gallery of wheatpaste sessions with Intersections Media Opportunities for Youth Society and Byrne Creek Secondary! All my street art projects are inspired by JR and the Inside Out Project.  Make sure to check out the Inside Out Project Victoria!!!

The wheatpaste wall at YouthCO!

Making a painting in a studio can be a bit stifling at times, but when you add the street installation element to it, it begins to be this exciting and urgent way of communicating. – Cake Successful art programs recognize that art is a vehicle that can be used to engage youth in activities that…

For such the angels go … And uniforms of Snow. #streetart w @mediaforyouth

We trust in plumed procession For such the angels go – Rank after Rank, with even feet – And uniforms of Snow. ~Emily Dickinson Anyone can be an angel.  ~Author Unknown

Butterfly Warrior: photoshoot Thursday with Sarah Starchild and Farren Strongarm

        Tribal makeup and concept by Zöe Harvey I know I’m late but destiny brought me back to you Time went by turned you into a butterfly – The Dream

Moving Pictures #shortfilm by Zöe Harvey

I’m in love with this piece by the up and coming young filmmaker, Zöe Harvey!   (f. Gael D’Ostie-Racine and Emily Castellanos and “our wall“) I look forward to watching her career!

Evan and Larissa- Thursday pas de deux #photoshoot

It was a joy for me to witness the dance between best friends Evan Voyageur and Larissa Brown on Thursday at our Intersections Media Intake 7 photoshoot.  They are an artist’s delight!

“For the yellow smoke that slides along the street.” #streetart

Nancy Kirkpatrick‘s beautiful photos of today’s street art session:   Check out more of our street art at PORTRAITS/STREET ART

#Tearsheets, #Streetart, #Vancouver and @VanRagazine!

Huge thank you to V-Rag Magazine, Cole Johnston and Matthew Roy for an amazing article in the SEPTEMBER 2012 issue and for the honor of appearing in this wonderful publication! Vancouver’s Gay Arts & Culture Rag V-Rag is a free monthly publication available in shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and salons around the West End, Downtown,…

A morning of street art- visually on the radio with @nxnwcbc!

Portraits, including Rochelle, getting ready! My students [at Intersections Media– a program I run with my brother, filmmaker Fred Thorsen] and I spent a wonderful morning yesterday with CBC Radio One’s Sheryl MacKay, taping a segment for North by Northwest regarding my art, the work I do and the street art! CHECK OUT MORE OF MY…

Introducing Angus MacDonald, photographer, #Vancouver

I have the pleasure of working with Angus at Intersections Media in Vancouver.  I am delighted to share an initial peek at his work.  He will be documenting his time at Intersections through photos and film and I can’t wait to use his photos as sources for my wheatpastes!

“Walking the streets of dreams” wall is growing! #streetart #wheatpaste

—   Thank you Morgan, Justine, Amanda-Lynn, Ernst, Kevin and Anthony at Intersections Media for today’s session and for being my subjects: Amanda-Lynn added several of her portraits as well! See more: China Marker Bowie and other portraits Portrait: Jacqueline Latest updates This is how we do it Once it’s up, let it go Something…

Pouring my soul into a physical form… Emerging young artist: Amanda-Lynn Woodworth

When I draw it feels almost like pouring my soul into a physical form and charcoal pours the best. – Amanda-Lynn Film by Amanda-Lynn at Intersections Media

Exquisite portraits by Tony Noh #photography

I asked my colleague (filmmaker/photographer) Tony Noh to capture my students in the style of Rineke Dijkstra.   I asked for stark raw sources.  He delivered, beautifully. More student portraits by Tony Noh: —   —

PORTRAIT: Jacqueline. #photography #drawing #wheatpaste #streetart #downtowneastside

Glorious day with my students and colleague, Nancy Kirkpatrick, at Intersections Media Opportunities for Youth Society!  Lots of projects in the works that we’ll be sharing shortly. But for now… Part of our day was spent on a photoshoot and I was so inspired by the photos of Jacqueline that I just had to draw her….

AUCTION UPDATE! June 23 Art Event heroes with heART! Auction night of the event!

KEN BOESEM! ***UPDATE! We’ve decided to auction off ALL the 40″ x 60″ interactive portraits THE NIGHT of heroes with heART: Katarina Thorsen’s Interactive Portrait Event! Proceeds from these pieces go to Vancouver Friends For Life! About 5 of my smaller portraits, like the one featured here, will also be auctioned off during the evening, with part…

‘heroes with heART’ June 23rd! Finish portraits like these of @RebeccaRaw and @ryansteeleshow

Vancouver is not a city famous for fashion and glamour, but it will be thanks to fabulous women like Rebecca Rawlinson. Rebecca directly deals with designer and luxury fashion and gets to fly to places like new NY to attend fashion shows. She also loves to post images from her favorite runway collections directly on the blog – so…

Teaser #2 for June 23 interactive art event “heroes with heART.” Poster features @annatfabulous

The original pencil drawing of Anna T Fabulous (11″ x 17″ on acid-free bristol board ) will be raffled off at the event! The interactive part of the evening will feature portraits of heroes with heART- I start the portraits, you finish them with the subject!  The finished portraits will be donated to Vancouver Friends…

At my June 23 Interactive Art Event “heroes with heART” you will add to this portrait of @Joan_E_Drag!

This is what my next two events are all about!  We CELEBRATE incredible people in our community [guest list coming soon] by adding to their portraits.  I start them.  You finish them!  Paint, glitter, graffiti etc!  Fabulous!  Here’s a taste: In partnership with INTERSECTIONS MEDIA, in collaboration with VANCOUVER FRIENDS FOR LIFE: June 23 interactive art event: heroes with…

Teaser #1 for June 23 interactive art event “heroes with heART.” Poster features @RebeccaRaw

 Model: Rebecca Rawlinson   In partnership with INTERSECTIONS MEDIA, in collaboration with VANCOUVER FRIENDS FOR LIFE , I introduce my June 23 interactive art event: heroes with heART at District 319! THURSDAY June 23, 2011 8 PM- 11PM, DISTRICT 319 319 Main Street, Vancouver BC.  More details in post links below! Hosted by Rebecca Rawlinson and Tommy D,…

Outdoor Art Market #DTES @GreytoGreenArt

A place where local artists can share their work, skills and passion for arts and culture with their community. Featuring live painting, live music and a chance to mingle with local artisans! I spent a cold but cozy afternoon sharing the joy of art at Main and Cordova.  The Grey to Green Art Market is hosted by…

Interactive art and feedback from March 10th art event! Sharing time and space. #arttherapy

This event was born out of a conversation I had with my dear friend Diane Clement, who made me realize “YES, I CAN!” What an evening of art and people supporting at-risk youth programs!  Here are photos of art created by participants in our mega-art therapy session!  I am also including feedback and my thank…

March 10th, New time! 8-11PM! Katarina Thorsen Art Event! Art Sale! Live Portrait! Interactive Art Table! #District319 #Vancouver hosted by @RebeccaRaw

***UPDATE MARCH 9, 2011: OUR INTERVIEW WITH JULIA KOZLOV*** — To celebrate 20 years since my breakthrough art show in Gastown (highly protested, fights at the opening, angry mobs) and to celebrate my reaching a new life chapter and launching my new art business- I am emptying the vault and starting fresh!  On March 10, 2011,…