As many of you already knew, I teach art to kids and adults. Have been teaching for more than 10 years now, but was always from home. Decided to take it a notch higher and am partnering with Learna preschool and Tutoring in Milton to start art classes in their facility.
Students learning to draw and paint
We are planning to have a range of classes and course offerings. “Art for Tots” for the 3-6 year olds to have fun activities and develop motor skills and also colour and form recognition. Drawing and painting techniques for the pre tweens and tweens between the ages of 5 – 13 years to develop dominant art skills or bring out the latent ones. And then there are classes for teens and adults who are building a portfolio for further education in art or as their personal accomplishment.
Call me or visit Learna and we would be happy to discuss
Exactly a year ago, my husband and I walked into the Milton Centre for the Arts with a gleam of excitement in our eyes. The foyer was abuzz with activity. Art was in the air…so dense that you could feel it embrace you. Having just moved to Milton, we were still getting a feel of the place. Both of us are artists by education and feel at home when there is art buzzing around us. And thats exactly what was happening at the centre and we felt like we were back on our mothership! The Culture Days 2012 was on and and various artists from the Town of Milton were hosting various activities for kids, adults. Drawing, Painting, Henna, African Drumming, Singing, Ballet performances, Classical dance forms from various countries, mime performances you name art in any medium, form or genre… it was all happening. And thats when we made a promise to ourselves. Next year we will participate in this event and engage in this truly amazing town of Milton And in 2013, that’s what we did. And thanks to Arts Milton, we could do it in a fashion that was far beyond our wildest dream. We facilitated a community mural at the Milton Centre for the Arts, where residents of this community came and contributed by painting a 6 ft x 12 ft mural.
It was an open invitation to all to come and paint on these panels and they came in hordes. Queueing up patiently for their turn to put their mark on a mural which symbolised the diversity of cultures that Milton is, the variety of art forms that the town supports, the vibrancy and the enthusiasm in every resident and their love and pride for this town. The mural took 2 days to complete and what a masterpiece it is. ( if I may say so myself). It was unveiled by Mayor Gord Krantz as a grand finale to the closing ceremony of the Culture Days 2013 event. I am truly honoured and feel extremely humbled to have been a part of this exceptional experience. Thank you Arts Milton, Thank you Mayor Gord Krantz and above all thank you my fellow residents of the Town of Milton. Thank you