Art is a Guarantee of Sanity | Creativity & Wellness Workshops for Youth

This series of four workshops will focus on the sketchbook as a place where you can freely express and create, and where the process of making art is more important than the end product.

You will learn techniques from local artists, as well as creative exercises and tips for wellness from Blackbird Healing Arts Collectiveand we will work to fill a sketchbook, with the option of submitting it to the Brooklyn Art Library’s Sketchbook Project   the largest collection of sketchbooks in the world.

Selected pages from all of our sketchbooks will be showcased on Esker Foundation’s Instagram channel, and presented in an exhibition in Esker’s Bridge Space, a newly launched gallery space at Esker Foundation dedicated to artwork by young people.

All materials, including The Sketchbook Project sketchbook are included, to be picked up from Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE, Calgary).

Recommended for teens.
The workshops will happen online.
Please note, it is essential to register for all four workshops in the series.


The local artists and workshop dates:

Autobio Comics with Jillian Fleck: Friday 12 February, 4-6:30pm
Salvaged Expression: Collage with May GN: Friday 19 February, 4-6pm
Poetry with Harpreet M Dayal: Friday 26 February, 4-6pm
Watercolour with Richelle Bear Hat: Friday 12 March, 4-6:30pm

February 12th, 2021 at 4-6:30pm, February 19th, 2021 at 4-6pm, February 26th, 2021 at 4-6pm, March 12th, 2021 at 4-6:30pm