Unmasking Imagination | A Creative Wellness Spring Break Art Camp

We are pleased to partner with our Inglewood neighbours, YW Calgary on this Creative Wellness Spring Break Art Camp.

Developed collaboratively by Esker Foundation, local artist Katie Green, and YW Calgary, this creative series combines art making and mindfulness tools. Over the course of three workshops, participants will learn about portraiture and mask-masking as tools of self-exploration and self-expression. Through character development, sketching, and cardboard sculpture, Katie will lead children through the process of making and embodying their own mask.

Each session will include mindfulness techniques and practices offered by a facilitator of the YW Calgary’s Mindful Moments program for children. Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention, on purpose, to the present moment. Practicing mindfulness can help children focus, regulate their emotions and make measured decisions.

At the end of the series, children will have the option of exhibiting their masks or a photograph of their mask in Bridge Space, a new gallery within Esker’s larger exhibition space dedicated to showcasing work created by young people through engagement with our exhibitions.

Art Camp Schedule:

March 29, 31 and April 2, 10am – 12pm
March 30 and April 1, 10am – 11am

Workshops will take place online. Registration for the full week is required.
Recommended for ages 8-12.

Space is limited, stay tuned for additional dates in Spring, 2021!

A materials list will be provided upon registration, if there is any barrier to accessing materials, please contact Paris Radmanesh at [email protected].


March 29th, 2021 at 10am-12pm, March 30th, 2021 at 10-11am, March 31st, 2021 at 10am-12pm, April 1st, 2021 at 10-11am, April 2nd, 2021 at 10am-12pm