Apr 30, 2015

TREX Artist Workshop

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to shoot this video for the Travelling Exhibition Program (TREX) made possible through the Esplanade and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. I was a fly-on-the-wall for one their Visiting Artist Workshops, in which students interact with professional artists and their work, and then take part in hands on creative projects.

This workshop took place at I.F. Cox elementary school in Redcliff, Alberta with artists Dawn Detarando and Brian McArthur sharing their exhibition Bird Frieze: New Works in Porcelain. Three different groups of 3rd graders then participated in a range of projects that allowed them to add their creativity to the mix. Have a look at how it went by watching the video below.

TREX Artist Workshop, Southeast Alberta
Have a look at what happens when artists are invited into the classroom to collaborate. I shot this video earlier this year for the TREX Artist Workshop taking place at I.F. Cox School in Redcliff, Alberta. This production was made possible by the Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Learn more about this program here: http://www.trexprogramsoutheast.ca/
Posted by Editing Luke on Saturday, October 17, 2015

It was purely by coincidence that shooting this video brought me back to I.F. Cox. Last year I was involved in another project with the school when I was asked if they could use one of my images for a school-wide art project. It's now hanging in the hallway. More on that experience here.

Overall, I had a blast shooting this video. Working with kids is always a bit unpredictable, and that's part of the fun when you're collaborating with so many other enthusiastic and creative people. TREX's Visiting Artist Workshops are amazing to see in action and provide a great resource for communities and artists alike. Learn more about the program here.

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