Are you a member of the McMaster community in need of a creative refresh? With a blanket and a warm beverage in hand, offer yourself consistent time for wellness this winter season. Registration is now open for The Creative Process: Well-being through art with the McMaster Museum of Art.
This January, M(M)A’s education staff Nicole Knibb and Teresa Gregorio spearhead another season of this bi-weekly program which explores how developing creative habits are connected to, and can improve, overall well-being. Rooted in the creation of a personal sketchbook, this custom designed course encourages the development of participants’ own artistic practices, while also offering a tool for reflection and stress-reduction.
Asynchronous instructional videos will be released every two weeks, each led by a dedicated facilitator with hands-on experience in the field, guiding participants through different media such as watercolour painting, beadwork, and collage. At the end of the program, participants can expect to have gained new creative skills, developed an understanding of the history of a variety of artistic mediums, and filled the pages of their own personal sketchbook, opening the door to future, individual explorations that can benefit personal well-being.
To register, provide contact details using the Microsoft form (MacID required), and an instructor will be in touch with more details. The first 15 registrants will receive some of the art supplies needed to engage in the bi-weekly sessions, so sign up now as space is limited!
Sketchbooks: Cultivating a Creative Practice — An introduction to sketching, drawing, and the habit of keeping a daily sketchbook with M(M)A Education Officer Teresa Gregorio
The West Campus Eco Art Project Stencil — Guided by Wayne Terryberry from McMaster’s Athletics and Recreation Department, Sally McKay and Judy Major-Girardin from the School of the Arts, participants will discover how to design a stencil based on observing and considering the natural world around them
Cyanotype Printing Workshop with Sunprint Kit — An exploration of traditional, analog photographic techniques led by Hamilton artist and McMaster professor Liss Platt
#cutpastechill in 45 minutes or more! — An introduction to the art of collage with Hamilton artist stylo starr
Zine Making — The history of and how to create a zine with Caitlin O’Connell, McMaster Biomedical Graphics instructor and contributor to the Small Science Collective
How to Make Beaded Fringe Earrings — Traditional beadworker and former museum Indigenous Curatorial mentee Erin Szikora will lead this tutorial on how to make beaded fringe earrings
Watercolour Painting — Explore the art of watercolour painting and created your own canvas with McMaster School of the Arts Fine Art alumnus Donna Nadeem
The Art of Seeing — M(M)A’s Senior Education Officer Nicole Knibb and McMaster Family Medicine Professor Dr. Joyce Zazulak offer an introduction to looking at art from a health and humanities perspective
The Creative Process: Well-being through art with the McMaster Museum of Art
Start Date: January 12, 2023
End Date: April 20, 2023
Audience: McMaster University students, faculty, alumni, and staff
Registration (MacID required): https://forms.office.com/r/nf8j80mz2t
For more information, please contact Teresa Gregorio, Education Officer at the M(M)A: email@example.com