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Visiting Artist: Adrian Stimson

The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie hosted Adrian Stimson for three days in December 2010 to do workshops in our local schools as part of our visiting artist program through TREX (Travelling Exhibitions.)

All eight workshops were well received and successful. Adrian visited 150 students during the 3 days and had all seven elementary groups engaged with his stories about the history of the bison, while giving a power point presentation of his artwork from 75 Million, an exhibit of 25 bison drawings which is currently touring the Peace region.

Students were thrilled to create their own bison herd by painting a small hydro-stone bison sculpture that Adrian Stimson cast from his own mold. Bison postcards were also coloured and cut out, then pasted onto the wall for a 2D herd. He also presented an artist talk and drawing lesson to 20 students in Art 30 at Beaverlodge Regional High School.


Adrian Stimson giving a tour and talk about the history of the bison to Grade 4's from St. Gerard's School.  His exhibit 75 Million was on display at the Grande Prairie Public Library until January 23, 2011.

Adrian Stimson giving a tour and talk about the history of the bison to Grade 4's from St. Gerard's School. His exhibit 75 Million was on display at the Grande Prairie Public Library until January 23, 2011.

Students during Adrian Stimson's workshops

Adrian Stimson Workshops

Adrian Stimson The Herd Workshop

Adrian Stimson Workshop Students

A student sample of The Herd project.  Each student painted a miniature bison made from hydro-stone.  Adrian cast 130 bison sculptures for these workshops.  Students got to keep a miniature Adrian Stimson sculpture!

A student sample of The Herd project. Each student painted a miniature bison made from hydro-stone. Adrian cast 130 bison sculptures for these workshops. Students got to keep a miniature Adrian Stimson sculpture!


Adrian Stimson giving a presentation to a class of grade 4's at St. Patrick's school.

Adrian Stimson giving a presentation to a class of grade 4's at St. Patrick's school.