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
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
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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