Art Club offering free weekly art project during Alberta Culture Days

by Stephen Dafoe

Alberta Culture Days are extended this year throughout September, and the Morinville Art Club s participating with four weekly art project events that people can do for free.

Those interested in taking part can pick up a free Make-and-Take Art Bag at the museum or library and follow the Morinville Art Club’s Facebook page on Fridays for a video on how to do it.

Kits are available each week from Tuesday to Monday, allowing those who miss the live Friday tutorial to do the art on the weekend still.

Morinville Art Club President Rozanna Moore McConnell said the first tutorial takes place Sept. 4 and is called Cube-It Portraits.

“We’re using the style of Picasso, and just using geometric shapes to create your portrait or someone else,” Moore McConnell said.

Subsequent tutorials will be released live at 10 a.m. on Sept. 11, 18, and 25. The tutorial Sept. 11 will involve painting a tree representing the seasons. Sept. 18’s event is sculpting a face with an egg carton. The final event, Sept. 25, is a Halloween monster theme painted with dice.

“Every week you go in and get one. The best thing is they are free,” Moore McConnell said of the 75 free bags available each week. “It’s just fun. There’s no pressure. It can be done by preschool kids, and then it can be done by seniors. ”

The all-age live-streamed tutorial takes place on Fridays in September at 10 a.m. on the Morinville Art Club’s Facebook page and is archived their afterwords.

ART CLUB RESUMES NEXT WEEK

The Morinville Art Club will resume club activities Sept. 8 at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre. At this point, the plan is to meet only four times this session.

“I want to see how comfortable they are with meeting in a closed space,” Moore McConnell said, noting the club appreciates the cultural centre renting the group more space for the same price to allow for social distancing.

For more information on the Morinville Art Club, visit their Facebook page.

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