I am doing an art camp this summer with MicroSkills Canada. I’ve got the opportunity to work with two groups of about 30 youth ages 10-15 based in Rexdale, Ontario. Time is really flying as the camp is almost over – just three weeks to go! The youth are working their way through a Poetic Art project called, ‘Community Is…’
It has been a challenge to work with such large groups and to keep them on task but I am seeing some very creative art work emerge from these young Toronto artists in progress. Overall, I find community art projects like this extremely rewarding, especially in Rexdale where I can work with such a diverse group of youth.
I will put up some photos of their collage art and poetry pieces when they are finished.
Well, my six weeks has come to a close and the Poetic Art Workshop has been complete with the summer camp youth. This art workshop was challenging yet rewarding. I will miss all of the youth that I worked with and I hope that they take pride in their finished projects that express their thoughts and views about their community.
Here are some photos of the youth at work as well as some photos of their finished projects.