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The Art of A Neighbourhood


Let’s get to know more about this community together!

Join me as we use conventional and handmade art materials to create works that tell some of the stories

of our Canyon Meadows community.

We’ll spend some of each workshop in the immediate area of the venue (weather permitting)

Session 1

Mixed Media Collage

We'll create rubbings using watercolour crayon, prints using found objects and textured paint using organic

materials from the neighbourhood. These will be some of the layers used to develop collages on paper.

All ages 8 and up welcome

Canyon Meadows Community Centre – Lloyd Hand Hall *

Four workshops


August 8, 15, 22, 29

9am - 12pm

*mobility accessible venue

Session 2

Art Materials from Local Plants

We'll make paper from cattails, cord from dandelion stems and inks from plants in the neighbourhood.

As we experiment with these materials we'll see what we can create!

All ages 10 and up welcome

My home studio

Four workshops


September 7, 14, 21, 28

6pm – 9pm

Session 3

Impressions on Clay Bowls

We'll use Western Canadian clay to hand-build bowls. The surfaces of the bowls are great for

accepting impressions of leaves, grasses and other fall items from the neighbourhood.

All ages 8 and up welcome

Canyon Meadows Aquatic Centre – Multipurpose Room A *

Four workshops


October 7, 14, 21, 28

2pm – 5pm

*mobility accessible venue

No experience necessary

Sign up for one session (4 workshops) or more!

These workshops build on each other so plan to attend all 4 workshops in a session

Multi-generational participants encouraged for all the sessions

Canyon Meadows residents preferred

Caregivers, interpreters, friends welcome

Cost of these sessions is by donation

Pay what you can

with a suggested donation

of $5 per workshop  ($20 per session)


Contact me

Sharon Fortowsky


With questions or to register


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