Creative Connections

September 20 - October 30, 2021

A Mural Making Art Camp for Kids

In Bridge Space

These two collaborative paintings were made in our summer art camps for children aged five to eight. Each painting was created over the course of three days by two groups of ten children. Inspired by the paintings in the exhibition RELATIONS: Diaspora and Painting, each layer of these large-scale paintings represents a different theme we focused on each day in camp.

The first day explored the idea of creating a mood through colour and texture. Participants listened to different kinds of music and responded to how the music made them feel using liquid watercolours and house paint. On the second day, the children added a layer of shapes and patterns with oil and chalk pastel, inspired by the shapes and patterns visible in some of the artworks in the exhibition. The final day focused on expressive gesture. Each group played with creating different kinds of small and large expressive gestures using a variety of paints and mark making tools.

These murals capture the joy of creating through play, curiosity, and material exploration. They celebrate the unique experience of working together on something BIG while exploring the gallery, building new relationships with art, and generally having a lot of fun.

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