Roy Lawaetz
by Roy Lawaetz

(Let Each Artist Relate Narratives)

Workshops by artist Roy Lawaetz

ABOUT THE ARTIST----Roy Lawaetz is an internationally-award winning artist and inventor/theorist of the Modular Triangular System. Lawaetz conducts workshops in schools on his art style and presents lecture/slideshows in countries such as the US, Brazil, Italy, Denmark, Sweden on his art theory. He instructs young students in this new painting style which is targeted to open up new perspectives in the visual arts. His art’s projected range exists  “outside the box” and explores shape alternatives in format perspectives contrary to the conventional rectangle.

WHAT IS  L.E.A.R.N. ----a method of art instruction whereby the individual student works on collective projects within the classroom. Each student paints on an individual triangle canvas which, upon completion, is attached to the overall endeavor to complete a  pre-decided image. These images are referenced from nature or from the animal kingdom  etc. In some instances the completed image shape will be a turtle, tree, or even shapes such as an Eskimo igloo to relate the story of Global Warming at the pre-school, primary and secondary levels or to reinforce a moral or educational objective.

WHY L.E.A.R.N.? ---- The  L.E.A.R.N. approach to art instruction stresses the individual and collective energies within a group environment. Students experience how  singular expression can become a part of the whole and this exercise enhances the
student’s creative ability as well as  understanding of individuality and group accomplishment in goal setting paradigms. Each young artist relates his or her narrative in an exploratory work of color and form.

BENEFITS OF L.E.A.R.N ---- Upon completion of the project the school retains the finished artwork (similar in style to the artist’s own work) to hang in a school hallway or other  appropriate location such as the principal’s office, classroom  or recreation room.

  • NOSTALGIA/Memory ---- In years to come students at adult age can look back to their collective school project with a certain degree of memory and nostalgia. “We did this together when we were young kids, etc. What was the name of that artist again?” >
  • PROJECT TIME FRAME---L.E.A.R.N. art projects have an average duration of  no more than two to  three hours depending on the age group and attention span. This is variable depending on class size and type of  formatted work.

COMPLETION----Upon completion the artist/instructor connects the individual triangles of the student participants in the workshop to finalize the completed  art work. This is easily accomplished by use of a system of connecting machine screws which serve to hold the individual triangles together permanently and secure for posterity.

WORKSHOP FEES—Fees will be based on specific details such as: classroom size, location, country etc.

The Hare and the Tortoise

A HARE one day ridiculed the short feet and slow pace of the
Tortoise, who replied, laughing:  "Though you be swift as the
wind, I will beat you in a race."  The Hare, believing her
assertion to be simply impossible, assented to the proposal; and
they agreed that the Fox should choose the course and fix the
goal.  On the day appointed for the race the two started
together.  The Tortoise never for a moment stopped, but went on
with a slow but steady pace straight to the end of the course.
The Hare, lying down by the wayside, fell fast asleep.  At last
waking up, and moving as fast as he could, he saw the Tortoise
had reached the goal, and was comfortably dozing after her

Slow but steady wins the race.