Monday, 8 August 2016

A Wonderful Week of Artist Lead Workshops

The Wood Buffalo Artist in Residency (AIR) program is now in its fourth week and this year’s mentors, Alma Louise Visscher and Kritsana Naowakhun, have already hosted two community artist workshops.  This week, the mentors will host three more artist workshops that are open to all ages and abilities, and all supplies will be provided for the participants.   From Aug. 8th – Aug. 10th the mentors will visit the communities of Anzac, Conklin, and Fort Chipewyan.  Please note that children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.  Please visit the AIR website for more information on the program, and to register for workshops.

Monday’s workshop will be held in Anzac at the Community Hall, and the focus will be on painting winter wonderlands. Participants will discover the basics of painting snow covered hills, bare trees, and other winter elements.

One of Wednesday’s workshop will be held in Conklin at the Community Centre, and the focus will be on painting fall landscapes. Participants will discover color and brush stroke movements.

The other Wednesday workshop will be in Fort Chipewyan, at the MaMawi Community Centre. It will explore themes of community, flags, fabric dying and painting.

All workshops will have both thematic or conceptual components, as well as a technical component.