You Can Make Art, Saskatoon!

Over the last two and a half months, I invited Saskatoon to come make art. I offered my supplies and my space, and folks of all ages were able to come paint, draw, and display their works on the wall. It was such an awesome group exhibit. While some of the open studio days were pretty quiet thanks to those -40 winds, there was a great collection of artwork by the end.

Young and old, friends and strangers, people of all backgrounds came together to create something special in my little downtown studio. The show was even featured in The Star Phoenix! While the show is now complete, I’m still so proud of the work that everyone created!

Finding Confidence

I’ve met a lot of people who have told me that they can’t do art. That’s not true. Everyone can create something, and the act of doing so is incredibly meaningful. I think for a lot of people, at one time or another, they lost the confidence to make art and then neglected the possibility of pursuing it further.

I want to tell you that even if you don’t have the technical knowhow or skill that you think you need, you can still make art and find joy in it. Be kind to yourself and in the kindness you can find confidence to keep trying.

Learning How to Art

I’ve taught people of all ages and all skill levels, whether in classroom workshops across Saskatchewan, youth art classes at the Gail Adams Studio of Art, or just here at my studio at paint nights. Learning starts by picking up the pencil or the paintbrush, making marks on the canvas, and letting yourself make mistakes.

Once you get started, you might find it calming, invigorating, or both! That’s how it was with the open studio sessions for this show. Folks got to let loose and enjoy themselves in a place where they could just chill and be supportive of one another.

Let’s Create Something Together

I’d love to create something together with you. I host paint nights every month and offer them for private functions as well. Keep an eye on Facebook for open studio sessions or craft days, and feel free to reach out at [email protected] whenever you want to talk about art!