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Bridging Generations
Through Art

Bridging Generations Through Art will join 12 to 18 years old and senior artists in the creation of unique art pieces. The workshops will be four standlaone traditional arts offerings

Current Programming

Bridging generations through art will allow different generations to explore social emotional topics in unique ways. We are going to be using diverse art mediums, empowering voices and providing a safe space to allow creativity to shine. The unique perspective of older generations and the adapability of youth is a powerful combination for one of a kind connections.

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About the Facilitators

Kai

They focuse on the power of community and the strength in providing platforms for voices to be heard. Kai is a self-taught artist who holds the belief that creativity has the capacity to transcend our understanding of self, and our relation to the world around us. 

Kai obtained a Bachelor of Education from the University of Lethbridge and spent several years in Southern Alberta supporting youth through their work at the Boys and Girls Club and through her time as a middle school teacher. 

Makayla

Makayla has been involved with Antyx since she was in Grade 9! Makayla found her passions at a very young age when she discovered volunteer opportunities and the ability she had to create change in her community. She always found ways to express her devotion to art whether it be music or visual and incorporate it into her learning and advocacy journey. 

 

She believes art is a way to express your voice on social justice issues and explore topics like human rights through community building.  She likes to inspire youth and children to challenge themselves and step outside of their comfort zone with different art forms such as theatre, painting, music, and poetry while working hand in hand with social workers to still implement important social justice into their day-to-day lives. She is currently a student at Mount Royal University.

Programming Weekly Schedule

Week 1: Exploring Mood and Emotion through Color Theory

In this workshop, participants will dive into the world of emotion through color theory as it relates to both photography and painting. Through hands-on activities, youth will explore how different colors evoke emotions and learn how to use color to convey mood in their artistic creations. From vibrant paintings to captivating photographs, participants will gain a deeper understanding of how color can be used as a tool for emotion management and self-expression.

Week 2: Shadows and Lights

Explore the interplay of light and darkness in the experiences of life with our Shadows and Light workshop. Participants will engage with the perspectives, experiences, and emotions associated with shadows and light through the creation of 3D sculptures and photography of their piece. Through this tactile and immersive experience, youth will develop empathy and gain insights into the complexities of the human experience. 

Week 3: Reimagining a Future

Participants will reimagine the future through a play on mixed media art. Youth will have the opportunity to capture photos and then cut out their images to reimagine a new form of art. Youth will create pieces that reflect their visions for a better world. Through this process of artistic expression, participants will explore themes of responsibility, hope, and resilience, leaving them inspired to make positive changes in their communities.

Week 4: Creativity Walk

Join us for storytelling through photography and composition by community exploration. Participants will learn how to capture images that convey powerful narratives and emotions about the spaces they engage with every day.  Through connecting with their environment youth will use elements discussed in previous weeks to photograph and sketch items from the scavenger hunt list.

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