Creative Minds – Creating through Curiosity
This virtual workshop is an opportunity to connect, collaborate, and create from a place of curated curiosity. Whatever medium you wish to express yourself in (writing, painting, sketching, etc).
Sessions will be structured towards creating from curiosity – a conscious method towards unconscious points of inspiration. We’ll facilitate processes and share exercises that work against perfectionism, and towards encouraging a practice of honing and recognizing your artistic voice.
Through facilitated exercises and group sharings – participants will experience new tools, resources and tips tailored to their artistic practice. Join award winning artists Pierre Poussin and Jeff Ho as we dive into the messiness of artistic creation, and to the detailed process of revising. Join us each week as we create, laugh, share, and connect over the curiosities that spur us to create.
Dates: Tuesdays Feb 13th, Feb 20th, and Feb 27th 2024
Where: Online via Zoom. Please note that we will have closed captioning and transcriptions available to send to participants.
Program Leads: Pierre Poussin & Jeff Ho
Pierre Poussin (he/him) is a Mauritian-Canadian large-scale sculptor. His most recent work includes: Brick Obelisk, for The City of Toronto, Cascades, for The City of Ottawa, Esprit, for The City of Edmonton, and Ursa, for North American Development’s One Water Street Tower, Kelowna, British-Columbia. Over the past 15 years, he has worked with various clients including: The 2010 Winter Olympics Games, The City of Vancouver, Sheridan College, Princeton University, McMaster University, Nienkämper Furniture, Concord Adex Developments’ Panorama, Quartz & Lumen Condominiums, Pinnacle International Developments’ Uptown Mississauga Complex, Diamante Development’s Florian Tower. Pierre studied Biochemistry (Ottawa University) and Furniture Design (Sheridan College).
Jeff Ho (he/him) is a theatre artist, originally from Hong Kong. As an actor, he has toured as Ophelia in Why Not Theatre’s Prince Hamlet across the country and the US over the last five years. As a playwright, his works include: cockroach, the LAMBDA Award winning and Governor General’s Literary Award Finalist Iphigenia and the Furies (on Taurian Land) and Antigone, and trace. You can find his plays published by Playwrights Canada Press. He is currently the Associate Artistic Director of Tarragon Theatre.
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