Art Enables Workshop: Creative Creatures

Cartoon drawing of a group of animals. A blue elephant is in the middle. To it's left is a pink flamingo and brown and white lama. Behind the elephant is a stripped black and yellow tiger and to the right of the elephant is a ostrich and turtle

Walter Trier, Animals (Elephant, Flamingo, Llama, Tiger, Ostrich, Turtle), 20th century. Graphite, watercolour and wash on paper, Sheet: 48.9 × 67.7 cm. Gift of the Trier-Fodor Foundation, 1977. © Art Gallery of Ontario. 84/475



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Art Enables Workshop: Creative Creatures

Wednesday, March 2, 2 pm

Join in an AGO Zoom Workshop for some wonderful adventures on paper.

These online workshops support participants who identify as having intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Recommended age group: 14+

This interactive artmaking workshop supports the artistic talents of diverse artists. In this online virtual studio, we will look at artworks from the AGO Collection and have fun drawing together!

Come hang out with us as we look at the way artists from across Canada and Europe have shown their experience of the natural world, or how they have described their own lives, the animals they admire or live with, the landscapes they have visited. Drawing is a way of expressing thoughts and ideas, dreams and hopes. When we draw, we are creating worlds on paper: places or realms that we can visit. What kind of worlds can you create?

Over the centuries, artists have been inspired by the animals they live with or observe. Let’s sketch our fellow creatures: a walking elephant, an owl gazing down on us from high up in a tree, snoozing cats and maybe the pet or pets you have at home.

Materials list: 

  • Colouring materials (pastels, pencil crayons, markers, paints or other materials to colour)
  • Sketchbook or other drawing surface
  • Pencil and eraser
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