Mann Art Gallery a hands-on experience

Tyler
Tyler Clarke
Send to a friend

Send this article to a friend.

The Mann Art Gallery has proven a place to both see and create art, providing a hands-on experience for the local arts community.  

 

“Community engagement is very important to us,” gallery educator Twyla Exner explained.

”Personally, I feel that when people have the opportunity to learn about art and make art themselves, then they’re more likely to appreciate art and walk away with getting a little bit more out of it.”

In addition to four special programs scheduled for the near future, the gallery provides regular hands-on tours for community clubs and schools.

These begin with tours of the exhibit, after which Exner leads participants to an art room where they try their hands at creating art themselves.  

“Generally speaking, kids love art,” Exner said. “They’re always excited and engaged whenever they come here. They’re super excited to see the shows and super excited to do their own work, because they’re inspired easily.

“I believe it’s important for kids to have access to art so they can grow into creative and arts-engaged adults, as well. If you don’t have access to those types of programs as a kid, you might not feel like you understand it or that it’s approachable to you.”

The Mann Art Gallery has three professional development workshops scheduled for the near future -- events intended for people interested in developing or strengthening specific art skills.

They are as follows;

 

• “Create Your Own Paints Workshop,” by Saskatoon artists Allyson Glenn and Ken Van Rees, on April 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This workshop was spurred as a result of local interest, Exner said, noting that it will focus on how to make paints from natural and commercial pigments to create tempera, oil and acrylic-based paints. The cost of this workshop is $110 for non members, $100 for members and $60 for full-time students.

Personally, I feel that when people have the opportunity to learn about art and make art themselves, then they’re more likely to appreciate art and walk away with getting a little bit more out of it. Twyla Exner

 

• “Composing and Decomposing Photography” will be taught by artist Gabriella Garcia Luna on April 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This workshop centres on a diverse swath of photography skills, such as human perception, time and memory, light as an ingredient and the work of diverse authors along with some exercises of seeing and playing with cameras.  This workshop is $65 for members and $75 for non-members.

 

• “From Wet to Dry: Clay Workshops” will be hosted by artist Rob Froese on April 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at a cost of $65 for members and $75 for non-members. This workshop focuses on the process of making clay forms, form wet to dry.

 

A youth “Art Adventures” camp will take pace form April 22 to 25, promising “four fun-filled days of drawing, painting, sculpting, crafting and collaging as we invent our own monsters and creatures of myth.”

The cost is $100 per child.

For more information on any of these upcoming events, the gallery can be contacted at 306-763-7080. Their website is www.mannartgallery.ca. 

Organizations: Mann Art Gallery

Geographic location: Saskatoon

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Thanks for voting!

Top of page

Comments

Comments