Art Enables Workshops: Birds and Animal Adventures on Paper

Kenojuak Ashevak's artwork of birds and flowers, colourful and fanciful, the white birds are overlaid onto bright pink, blue and green flora.

Kenojuak Ashevak. Bird-Flower, 1966-1976. porous pointed pen, Overall: 53.7 x 69 cm. Gift of Samuel and Esther Sarick, Toronto, 2002. © Estate of Kenojuak Ashevak. Reproduced with the permission of Dorset Fine Arts. 2002/10645. @dorsetfinearts

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Art Enables Workshops: Birds and Animal Adventures on Paper

Oct 27th, 2-4pm

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

This workshop series supports participants who identify as having intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Recommended age group: 14+

Join us on Zoom for an interactive art-making workshop that supports the artistic talents of diverse artists. In this online virtual studio, we will take a look at artworks from the AGO collection and have fun drawing together!

Sometimes our drawings can show others how we see our world; sometimes our sketches describe where we live; sometimes the marks and shapes we make on paper can express how we feel or what we wish for; and sometimes we just follow our drawings, have fun, and see where they take us! 

Come hang out with us as we look at the way artists from across Canada have shown their love of the natural world, or described their own lives, the spaces they live in, and 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?

In this session, we’ll have adventures exploring the fantastic drawings and prints by Kenojuak Ashevak, Pitseolak Ashoona and Joyce Weiland. Our subjects will be birds and animals and the fantastical landscapes of our dreams and neighbourhoods.

Taught by AGO Artist Instructor Kelley Aitken

Materials list: 

  • Colouring materials (Pastels, Pencil Crayons, markers, or other materials to colour)
  • Sketchbook or other drawing surface
  • Pencil and eraser

Live sessions will contain automated closed captions.

Automated captioning is available for all online programs. Please provide three weeks advance notice for requests for Verbal Description, American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and/or live captioning for AGO programming. The AGO will make every effort to provide accommodation for requests made with less than three weeks notice. Please contact us to make a request for these accommodations. Learn more about accessibility at the AGO.


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