Free art classes: meet the teachers part 3

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Kate Aley


Get Art teacher Tanya McCormick, wearing some of her unique copper jewelry

Believe it or not, all of us have a naturally creative streak and these free art classes, hosted by the Municipality of Pontiac, are the perfect opportunity to dig into it. Next in our roster of Get Art teachers is Tanya McCormick who will be teaching on Saturday, October 27th at the Luskville Community Centre.

She's presenting flexible, intense alcohol-based inks swirled onto a crazy plastic kind of surface called Yupo paper. It's quite the art form!


Pontiac2020.ca: How did you learn about the inks you are teaching?

Tanya McCormick: I have always loved to experiment with different mediums while developing my own art, so when I saw people using ink to create stunning abstract paintings, I was instantly in love. I picked up some inks at my local art supply store and spent a month discovering, creating and experimenting with different papers, colour combinations and pouring mediums to help my inks flow.     

An example of the beautiful fluidity achievable with alcohol-based inks

P2020: What will students take home from your class? 

TMcC: Students will create a patterned piece of paper that will be transformed into two greeting cards and one framable work of art.  

P2020: Why do you love teaching art?

TMcC: I love it because I am sharing my passion with someone else. I especially love teaching when I meet students who claim to not have a creative bone in their body. Seeing their creativity blossom and having them walk away having created something they didn’t think possible fills me with such joy. 

Sign up for Tanya's free class or any of the 2018 Get Art classes by emailing contactgetart@gmail.com

Nos autres nouvelles / Our other News

Sculpture to be unveiled this Saturday

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Kate Aley

I was lucky enough to be at the Town Hall when our new sculpture was being installed. I was determined not to take a picture of its exquisite beauty so as to not spoil the effect of its unveiling on Saturday 7th October at 1 pm.

Spoiler alert.

Culture Days exhibit the creative life

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Kate Aley

Since 1996, the Journé​es de la Culture (Culture Days) have presented admission-free creative activities which are open to all. Two local artists opened their studios to the public on September 29, 30 and October 1 in order to promote greater access to arts and culture.

Discover your creativity with free art lessons for the MoP

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Kate Aley

Print-making, collage, basketry anyone? The Municipality of Pontiac has funded nine free art lessons in Luskville, Quyon and Breckenridge to sate your artistic appetite this fall. Five teachers from local group Get Art will be teaching a variety of creative skills in three hour lessons over three Saturday afternoons in October. The classes are free and all materials and tools are provided.

The farm gate is open at the UPA Open Door event

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Kate Aley

Both country folk and city slickers came out for the 15th edition of the L'Union Producteur Agricole (UPA) Open Doors event on Sept 10. Luskville's La Riveraine, the only site within the Municipality of Pontiac, welcomed well over 100 visitors. They were able to tour the farm which dates from 1905, enjoying old machinery, tiny ponies and proud peahens, not to mention sampling some delicious pancakes.

Calling the MoP: come to the Terry Fox Run

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Kate Aley

Sunday 17, 2017.

When I was a know-nothing student in Australia, we were shown the Terry Fox T.V. movie (The Terry Fox Story, 1983) for religion class.... 

As I knew nothing about almost anything at the time, I didn't even understand it was all true.

Now I know a few more things and now Terry Fox is and will always be my true hero. 

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