Thursday, October 5, 2017

Giving Thanks: Workshop Wrap-Up and Upcoming!

It's long overdue, but we just had to THANK EVERYONE that made our first season of ART ON THE GO! Workshops possible this Summer. What better time to do it, than as we head into the Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada. In case you are wondering what we are referring to, we held a series of workshops this season that took people outside to begin creating artwork. The workshops were intended to be an introduction into various forms of art making. Mission accomplished! It was so much fun!

How did we make the art making portable? Well, we fashioned palette boxes filled with all the supplies needed to complete a workshop with the help of our neighbours. Sieverts Limited provided the wooden cigar boxes....

And then with the help of DESERRES art supplies, we fashioned them into little boxes filled with paint, pens, pastel, canvas and paper. Sometime the bottom was used to mix paint, but the box was  reusable for more art making through the year for the participants.

Here's just a few images from out in the field (literally) as well as at a farm, in the city, and at the beach. We are looking forward to continuing this series into the Winter months. Let us know what type of things you'd like to learn and share any feedback you may have if you took a workshop this year.

Craig Baltzer and his crew took to the streets of Halifax and began drawing the interesting architecture
Sharon Cave and her class learned how to use pastels and were inspired by their trip to the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm.

Caitlin McGuire's class took the Ferry to Dartmouth to explore the waterfront.. Pictured here is one of our younger participants. What was so great about this series, is that it really appealed to all ages and levels!

Gordon MacDonald held two in August and one in September. Although the first workshop at Lawrencetown Beach started out foggy, eventually the sun came out and what a marvelous day it was! 
Gord and his students at Lawrencetown Beach

Then in September, we headed to another nearby beach...Rainbow Haven. And it was heaven!
What a beautiful day that was! Ah...September in Nova Scotia is just the bestest of the best!
One time we even painted at night, with Mary Garoutte! It was magical and fun and we can't wait to do it all again soon!
We heard from many of our awesome Art on the Go-ers who certainly caught the art making bug, and continued the practice of creating art into their daily lives. All because they tried something new!  THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU THAT TOOK A CHANCE and came out for these workshops. You all truly inspired us! Oh, we must not to forget to thank Mother Nature, as we were very fortunate that all the days and nights we were creating outside, the weather cooperated.

 **Keep watching here on the blog for more information early November with workshops offered throughout the "cooler" months by Mark Brennan, Kim Floyd, Abigail Lower, Tacha Reed , Caitlin McGuire and Melissa Townsend.**