i have to tell you this much: when folks are given a blank mask, a table covered with markers and 45 minutes or more, amazing things can be created! case in point at the Algoma District School Board’s activity day on May 28th, held at the Garden River Rec Centre: a young lady from Sandy Lake shocked everyone with the magical scene she created. i enjoyed watching her get started, at first looking at the blank mask, turning it around in her hand, examining, thinking. a cool half hour later it was really turning into something and an hour into it, fini! complete and a work of art indeed. it was sitting on the table and everyone going by stopped to have a look at it.
you put a young lady like that in front of a blank canvas and some paint… you could very easily have a brand new world class player on the big stage.
folks of all ages took part in that mask making. a man came along in the afternoon and he was definitely an older gentleman but i waved at him and invited him to give it a go. at first he said no but then changed his mind and was working on that mask for at least an hour. now i didn’t know who he was or what he was doing there but it was apparent the dude had artistic abilities. turns out he was one of the principals with the ADSB, with 40 years in the education department!!!
unfortunately i did not get any pictures of the creations. all i can say is: they were awesome works of art and you’ll have to take my word for it.
instead i have this picture of the mighty Garden River and i hope you like it!we’re off to Ottawa for the week of June 10th to the 16th with some Self Discovery Through Art fun and there is still time to book an appointment so don’t delay! email me and we’ll work out the details.