November 28, 2011

Aboriginal Youth Canvas Building Workshop

My past week has been very full. I taught a two day canvas building workshop to aboriginal teens. This is the second installation of a project put together by USAY (Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth)
" Learn from a professional artist how to build your own canvases.  This free 2 day workshop gives participants the materials and the opportunity to learn the skills for canvas building and to mingle with some like-minded artists.
Participants receive bus tickets, lunch and snacks both days, and get to walk home at the end of the 2 days with the canvases they build!"



 Here is Artist Jesse Gouchey <-- (click here to see his work) stretching some canvases.

What an awesome opportunity, USAY generously provided this course for free and the participants get to take away the primed canvases they've stretched!  USAY also brought us lunch and all the tools and equipment necessary to run the workshop. I provided the space and know how. The Calgary Journal's writer Hanah Kosst did a story on us, so keep a look out for it.

 

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