Brenda Dunn

Art Place Final Thoughts with Brenda Dunn

This year, visual artist Brenda Dunn ran a series of creature sculpture workshops with the youth in Hintonburg through the Somerset West Community Health Centre and with the Adoption Council of … Read More / Suite

The Last Last Ones. Blog Post #6

In Art Place 2016 , Brenda Dunn By Brenda Dunn / May 4, 2017

Sunday April 2nd, I got to participate in the Art Place Showcase at the Bronson Center which points a well-deserved spotlight on the fantastic initiatives that have come out of … Read More / Suite

It all goes in the pot: Art Place Interview #2 with Kathy Armstrong

How have you found the workshops so far? It’s been really rewarding. It’s a lot of work and there is a lot of chaos. The space I am working in … Read More / Suite

Getting reckless with clay: Art Place Interview #2 with Brenda Dunn

In Art Place 2016 , Brenda Dunn By Art Place Editor / April 26, 2017

Since January 2017, Brenda Dunn has been creating clay creatures with different after school groups through Somerset West Community Health Centre (SWCHC) as well as with the Adoption Council of … Read More / Suite

In the meantime… – Blog Post #4

When I was walking home the other day, I heard a little voice holler a gleeful “HAI!” and looked up to see a couple of the kids from the workshop hopping and bopping down the street. I got two giant smiles. I waved and said “see you on Monday!”

The Tortoise and The Hare: Blog Post #5

In Art Place 2016 , Brenda Dunn By Brenda Dunn / April 7, 2017

The kids I work with through the Somerset West Community Health Centre change every week. There are new faces each time and families will move into more permanent housing periodically so the regulars switch out.

Risk Taking and Monster Making – Blog Post #3

In Art Place , Art Place 2016 , Brenda Dunn By Brenda Dunn / March 29, 2017

The workshop I took to the Adoption Council of Canada differs from Somerset West Community Health Centre group at LaRoche Park in a couple of ways. The age group is 14-16 or so and they are all in the care of the Children’s Aid Society (CAS) for one reason or another. It’s also a big group.

The Fun of Frustration: Blog Post #2

In Art Place , Brenda Dunn By Brenda Dunn / March 21, 2017

During my Art Place residency, the initial plan was to have a couple of workshops for teens through the Somerset West Community Health Center as well as the regular session … Read More / Suite

Speaking clay: how to clear a language barrier – Blog post #1

In Art Place 2016 , Brenda Dunn By Brenda Dunn / February 17, 2017

I don’t like the term “language barrier.” I don’t like it because I think it imagines a problem that doesn’t really exist. Communication barriers – now those are problems. The cool thing about kids and clay is that usually, language doesn’t have much to do with it.

Le programme d’artistes en résidence Place d’Art permettra d’amplifier des voix de la communauté pour une troisième année

Huit artistes d’Ottawa vont créer et dialoguer en collaboration avec des résidents grâce à des projets artistiques communautaires engagés ­­ Ottawa (Ontario) Lors d’un événement de réseautage qui a eu … Read More / Suite

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