Lessons of Trudy and Paula Garson – Final Events

Influence: the Lessons of Trudy and Paula Garson

Upcoming events and workshops

Elizabeth Sweeney. Talk: “Art and Disabilities”

Wednesday, July 18. 2:00 p.m. Community Room, AGNS Yarmouth

Elizabeth Sweeney has a history of working in both developing access to the arts, and in deaf and disability arts curatorial practise. She also has a  professional and personal interest in the representations of disability in the visual arts and the work of artists with disabilities.

In her presentation, she will describe aspects of her career, and will also touch on her early experiences as a student in the Garsons’ group art classes for children.

While Elizabeth is in Yarmouth, she will also be giving a Canada Council grant writing workshop on Thursday, July 19th, from 6:30 to 8:30, at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

Puppet Theatre: Make puppets and put on a show “ Kid Jo and the Whale”!

Kellianne Land and Jay LeBlanc will involve children in an exciting and creative exploration of art and theatre!

Wednesday, July 25. 2 – 4 p.m. Community Room, AGNS Yarmouth

Free workshop for ages 7 to 10.  Limited enrollment—15 participants. All materials supplied.

To register your child, contact Paulette Babin at pbabin@eastlink.ca or call 902 881-2646.

Scratch Art: The Scratch Art method as taught by Trudy and Paula Garson; a workshop for adults with David Gorman.

Thursday, July 26.  6 – 8 p.m. Community Room, AGNS Yarmouth

“Come cover and then uncover your own panel using palette knife and brush. In this workshop, we will explore the basic methods of using ‘scratch out’ to reveal layers of paint, both wet and dry.”

Precoated masonite panels supplied. Participants may bring acrylic paints, a palette knife and a brush, though some materials will be available.

Free workshop for ages 19+. Limited enrollment—16 participants.

To register , contact Paulette Babin at pbabin@eastlink.ca or call 902 881-2646.

Whose Museum Presents: Fill Yer Boots

A still life drawing session with the collection and more!

Friday, July 27.  5 – 8 p.m.  Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Yarmouth 


Fill Yer Boots is an all-ages event and workshop organized by Whose Museum, an artist’s project initiated by Laura Hatfield. The workshop draws upon the teaching methods of the late art educators Trudy and Paula Garson. Their lessons provided a social situation in which to meet, talk and express one’s ideas together in a supportive environment. They also often had parties and this event will combine that aspect of their teaching with their more traditional class on still-life drawing, which they insisted on doing at the start of each year.

For the workshop with Whose Museum, participants are asked to bring an object of their choice ( something personal from home, found on the street, trash or treasure, etc.). Together the class will build a still life installation to draw. Art supplies will be provided but feel free to bring your own. There will also be music and refreshments.

Everyone is welcome—No ”talent” required.


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