Deanna (Dee) Bailey completed fine art and biology studies in Alberta. She moved to the Yukon in 2010 for a wilderness guiding job. Dee’s strong love of nature, wildlife and the outdoors is often the subject matter of her art. Dee aims to reconnect people with nature through art, especially by teaching art workshops and classes. Interested in fusing painting and sculpture, Dee has been developing techniques for painting with oil-based modelling clay since 2013.…
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First Nation Clans with Rhoda Merkel
Rhoda will lead your class in a fun interactive story that explains how the clan system works. Each student will become a member of a clan based on their date of birth and make a complimentary art project (usually we paint t-shirts).
The Community School Touring Program sends performance artists to every Yukon community school. The goal of this program is to expose children to types of performance art they may not regularly encounter, with preference given to acts that have an educational component.
CSTP impacts hundreds of students each year and provides important and inspiring opportunities for youth in Yukon communities.
The Artist in the School program (AIS) provides Yukon school children with the opportunity to be instructed and inspired by practicing artists and to learn to work with a variety of art forms and media. It is available to all Yukon elementary and secondary schools, including 18 schools in Whitehorse and 14 in the communities. In 2018-19, more than 50 AIS artists travelled to every Yukon community to deliver over 5100 arts encounters for students.