Last night the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo's Artist in Residency (AIR) program, in partnership with Arts Council Wood Buffalo, hosted Inside the Artist Studio, a free arts workshop featuring the Artists in Residence: Renny Hua, Ruddy Tuneeko, Ruth Perry, and Luke Maddaford .
Each artist coordinated an activity, giving the participants the opportunity to learn four different art techniques.
The first activity was taught by Reeny Hua. She showed everyone how to create a layering effect on canvas using masking tape.
Ruth Perry taught the group how to create their own logos and designs that could be transferred onto a t-shirt or any piece of fabric using an iron.
Luke Maddaford followed, teaching the participants how to create their own Zine.
Ruddy Tuneeko finished the evening by showing the group how to create their own sunset landscape.
Diana Moser, Special Projects Coordinator for Arts Council Wood Buffalo, successfully managed the evening, keeping the group on track while maintaining an easy flow between the activities while keeping a relaxed and fun atmosphere.
The participants were a collection of youth and adults who all shared an interest in creativity and art. They filled the room with laughter, made new friends, and thoroughly enjoyed each activity. The workshop allowed hardworking individuals the chance to escape their daily routines and enjoy an evening of creativity in a community setting. Each participant added their own creative flare to their pieces and each work was unique!
The results of the evening could be seen in the smiles of the participants and their creative works of art!