SuMmerART at the AGA

For seven weeks the Ken Danby Education studio at the Art Gallery of Algoma was a creative space for artsy little minds, whose busy hands and vibrant imaginations filled the entire Gallery with happiness and inspiration!

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Each week this summer art teachers Julia Mancuso and Kathleen Murray created a new and exciting world for students aged 6-12. Over the course of the summer I saw the room transform from a junkyard full of cardboard, string, tin cans, egg cartons and other recycled materials into an outdoor oasis complete with a friendly little turtle, a Siamese fighting fish, pet rocks and bonsai trees.

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Classes were two hours in length and children were divided into groups by age. Kids 6-8 took the morning spot and kids 9-12 were in the afternoon. At the end of each week students invited their parents, grand parents, siblings and friends to their final exhibition where they showed all the projects they had completed in the week before taking them home. One of the summer’s highlights was a stop motion video. To see the video clips and to get more information on all of the AGA’s art classes visit our website!

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