I would like to work with youth in the schools in creating a cohesive art show to be presented at an upcoming conference geared towards issues affecting youth in the Yukon. The conference will have important politicians and community members in attendance, whose role it will be to merely listen, as youth present problems affecting them and their communities. In addition to youth representatives speaking, art works created by youth will be communicating to people who have influence over the issues being brought forward. Issues such as mental health, shelter facilities, access to affordable food, current policy and lawmaking, substance abuse, cultural practices and reconciliation are among some of the topics covered at the conference. By giving as many youth as possible the opportunity to create an art piece about something that matters to them my hope is to have a full, powerful body of work to be presented.
|Maximum Class Size||50 students|
|Time Required||3-5 days time required with option for extended program|
|Material Required||Materials can be provided if not available in school.|
|Material Cost||Material cost to be determined.|
|Language of Instruction||English|
I am a travelling artist and teacher who has taken an extended interest in the Yukon and its culturally and socially diverse community. After studying art and education at Brock University in Ontario I have travelled through Canada and other countries teaching children of all ages Visual Art and Music alongside life and language skills. As a Visual artist the majority of work I do is with paint. Whether it's a small scale canvas or a large mural I think a successful work of art is a raw representation of the artist's, thoughts, emotions, actions or opinions. As a teacher I try to model inquiry and self assessment in order to regain a natural state of inquisition and provide students with the tools to form their own answers. I place an emphasis on authentic products with a specific audience.