Outreach Project with Acquired Brain Injury Day Program
On Oct 10, 2018, Arteast volunteers had the pleasure of hosting a paint class with 15 Adult Brain Injury clients enrolled in Therapeutic Recreation class at the Bob McQuarrie Complex in Orleans.
Arteast donated their time and supplies for this class. The clients really enjoyed learning to paint an autumn landscape by mixing colours and try various brushstrokes. They had so much fun, they want us to return for a 2nd class soon! We only had 45 minutes to paint so the volunteers worked fast to get paint and assist with instructions. The artist volunteers that helped the clients were Lynne Alsford, Catherine Nima, Kim N. Gazo, Nahid Shuckrulla, Daisy Desson, Lynne Ethier, Rachel Lapalme and Lindy Nadarajah.
A good time was had by all. Thank you to all the amazing Arteast volunteers and the wonderful photos by Lynne Alsford
Arteast Outreach Project with Variety East Program
Photos courtesy of Lynne Alsford
On Oct 2 2018, Arteast volunteers hosted a paint class with 14 Adult Developmentally Delayed adults enrolled in Variety East program at the Bob McQuarrie Complex in Orleans.
Arteast donated their time and supplies for this class. The students created various colours to paint an autumn landscape and abstracts. Most of the time we were laughing and having fun. We only had 45 minutes to paint so the volunteers worked fast to get paint and assist with instructions. The artist volunteers were Lynne Alsford, Mary Anne Varley, Daisy Desson, Lynne Ethier, Rachel Lapalme, Debra Corkery, Ginette D’aoust Castonguay, Pari Zati and Lindy Nadarajah.
Thank you to all the amazing Arteast volunteers who kept changing the water, adding paint and helping the students paint. The students were sensitive to having their photos so we held up their artwork in the group photo of the volunteers. Thank you for the wonderful photos by Lynne Alsford.
Outreach Projects of 2018
by Josie De Meo
This spring, Arteast was really busy with several community outreach projects. These Community outreach reach projects were sponsored by DeSerres. We want to thank the Manager, Thomas Baribault and staff.
On April 21st, Arteast artists painted a 5-foot tulip for the Canadian Tulip Festival during the Hello Spring Event at centre court in the St. Laurent Shopping Centre. Ginette D’Aoust-Castonguay, Clarisse Cheseaux, Corinne Feasey, and I braved the crowds and donated our personal time to present our talents and smiles. Special thanks to the marketing team of the shopping centre.
Then, on April 26th, 27th and 28th, I was at it again painting a second 5-foot tulip in the DeSerres store with some amazing artists: Ginette D’Aoust-Castonguay, Maureen Rooney Mitchell and Marilyn Carpentier. We want to thank store Manager, Thomas Baribault and his staff.
Finally, on May 15th, Arteast hosted a day of art at the St. Brother André Catholic Elementary School, a school for children with special needs. With the help of Educational Assistant, Debra Corkery, and the Principal, Sean Crookshank, we organized a day of painting for 200 students, from kindergarten to 6th grade. The school also asked that we help the
kids paint a “buddy bench”. What is a “buddy bench”? It is a simple idea to eliminate loneliness and foster friendship on the playground.
The devoted and talented Arteast volunteer artists guided the students to create artworks in print media and watercolours, and to contribute to six large artworks in acrylic, as well as the “buddy bench”. The kids had huge smiles and enjoyed the experience, and we all received personalized thank-you cards at the end of the day. Thanks to all volunteers who contributed to this special day for the kids: Cheryl Mattice, Maryse Hatchard, Bill
Lee, Mary Ann Varley, Anne Warburton, Carmen Dufault, Corinne Feasey, new members Kim and Catherine Niman, Kate Daller, Claire Ouseley, Maurene Atherton and Lindy Nadarajah. A special thanks to my husband Marc, who helped load and unload all the equipment, and to Ginette D’Aoust-Castonguay and Anne Desrochers for volunteering their entire day with me.
Community Outreach Brother St Andre
Photos by Catherine Niman and Josie De meo
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Community Outreach Tulips
Photos by Maureen Rooney Mitchell
Photos by Josie De Meo
Arteast & DeSerres Sennelier & Raphael brush workshop
by Josie De Meo
Arteast Ottawa Community
Outreach Projects of 2017
by Josie De Meo
Arteast members volunteered in many outreach projects in 2017. The following is a brief review of these activities:
May 2017: We had the unveiling of our massive maple leaf Canada in Leaf, created by over 30 artists for Canada’s 150th anniversary. Now it has found a new home at the front entrance of the Nepean Centrepointe Library.
June 7th: We worked with the Variety East group at Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex, creating with watercolours. Over 10 participants played with water and paint creating small artworks for two hours. Five Arteast members volunteered.
October 1st: Culture Days which raises awareness of artistic activities is held every year around our beautiful city. We, Arteast members, have always participated to engage the public in the arts. Our demonstrations featured Maureen Rooney-Mitchell painting a portrait in oils and Raymonde Wolfe and I created small watercolors. This provided the opportunity to discuss our techniques and our love of creating. This year’s
Culture Days coincided with our vernissage on Promenade Arteast at the Shenkman Arts
November 4th: Artpreneur ( held at the Shenkman Arts Center) is an annual conference for all artistic genres. Lynne Alsford, Lindy Nadarajah, Maureen Rooney Mitchell and I were present to promote Arteast’s activities and the value of a membership. We were successful in attracting new members and intend to participate in this event every two years.
November 24th -25th: Baz’Art is an annual event held by the Shenkman Arts Center with various artists exhibiting and artisans selling their creations. We were strategically placed in front of Promenade Arteast to promote Arteast and the talents of our members. For the two-day duration of this event, over 15 members demonstrated in oil, acrylics, watercolors, drawing and other media. These members were given the opportunity to
sell some of their works without commission. Over $800 worth or artworks were sold. Congrats to all!
November 28th: We partnered with DeSerres for a free Golden workshop with Andrea Warren. Over 14 members participated. More partnership events are being planned, so keep reading your weekly emails. Do not forget Arteast members get 10% off their purchases at the DeSerres in the St. Laurent Shopping Center.
November 30th: We coordinated the Acquired Brian injury Day Program at the Bob McQuarrie Recreation Complex. Three members volunteered their time and talent to help 10 participants create Christmas cards and small creations over a two-hour period. We have been invited to return next year.
Many thanks to all our volunteers involved in 2017 projects:
Maureen Rooney Mitchell, Lore Organ, Patricia Fish, Ginette D’Aoust Castonguay, Lynne Alsford, Lindy Nadarajah, Raymonde Wolfe, Clarisse Cheseaux, Corinne Feasey, Beata Jakubek, Lissa Rachelle, Anne Warburton, Danielle Beaulieu, Hélène Lepage, Kerstin Peters and Helen Rosseau, Elisabeth Baechlin, Murielle Bérubé, Joyce Buckley, Gwen Cowan, Carmen Dufault, Virginia Dupuis, Erika Farkas, Diane Freeman, Jennifer
Garland, Doreen Hardiman, Maryse Legault, Marie Léger, Cheryl Mattice, Claire Ouseley, Lydia Pépin, Mike Phillips, Rashmi Rehka, Mary Ann Varley, and Dorothy Zorn
We are planning a many outreach and partner projects for 2018. If you want to help, please contact me at email@example.com
30 November 2017
Photos by Helen Rosseau
1 October 2017