Violet Rosengarten

Violet Rosengarten began her artistic career as a textile artist, apprenticing with the indigenous people in Mexico and Guatemala. Her scarves and shawls sold at high-end boutiques on Madison Avenue and at Bonwit Teller in New York. Her tapestries explored colour, texture and abstraction. Upon graduating with a BFA in 1989 from Concordia University in Montreal, she became a painter. After completing her B Ed at McGill as an art specialist, Violet taught art for twenty years in the public school system, first in Toronto and then in Dartmouth, N.S. Violet creates mixed media abstract paintings. She also enjoys plein air painting. She has exhibited in solo and group shows in Quebec, Ontario and now in Nova Scotia. Violet was featured as the painter in “Rosa’s Time” which played at the Sundance Film Festival. She also produced “Drowning in Colour: The Art of Wayne Boucher which was directed by her filmmaker husband, Alan Collins in 2012. She has a BFA from Concordia U and is a painter and art educator.

Current / Upcoming Courses

28. Mixed Media Painting

Students will develop themes that involve colour and collage by learning how to layer paints on a canvas to reveal the colour underneath with sgraffito techniques. Exploring the process of working with paper, textiles, twine, etc. and collaging these materials on to the surface to create a composition.