GPRC Independent Studies
April 15, 2021 - May 31, 2021
“I would be so much more interested if I could make my own work.”
These are words that we frequently hear from our students. But the reality of free choice is often more overwhelming than expected. If you’re not an artist currently enrolled in school or working in a shared space, chances are, you spend a lot of time alone in your studio. Without the feedback from your peers and mentors, moments of doubt can often snowball into bigger anxieties.
The Grande Prairie Regional College Fine Arts Department special projects class allows students to realize their dreams and ambitions of making artwork while providing structure and guidance from an instructor. More importantly, is the community that is created. The creative community bolsters us on the days when we aren’t feeling confident or motivated and helps move you forward in your work. You can see what your peers are creating and swap ideas, techniques, inspirations and aspirations.
I am always very proud and excited to see the variety and depth of the work these artists create.
Grande Prairie Regional College Fine Arts Department
Independent Studies : Open Studio
This year 3 artists from the Independent Studies group were able to be involved in the Independent Studies :Open Studio which is set up on the second floor of the Gallery from February 24, 2021 until March 24, 2021. These local artists are; Carol Bromley Meers, Katherine Moe and Wenoa Backer-Kisner. This area gives the students the opportunity to create works in the same space their exhibition will be on display in. As we were hopeful to be open to the public by the time their Open Studio was going on, this would have allowed the community to walk by and see how each artist’s art making process worked and chatted to the artist’s in their studios. As the gallery is still closed to the public, we are creating ‘process videos’, these videos will show each artist’s techniques and give an idea on how they produce their artworks.
View the Gallery below for the Independent Studies : Open Studio documentation.