Commencing in January of 2015 we are excited to collaborate with Community Living Winnipeg to hire professional artists with disabilities to teach classes throughout Winnipeg.
NEW VIEW ART PROJECT
As part of the New View project, we're looking for art instructors with disabilities who are interested in teaching evening and / or weekend classes to individuals with disabilities (who come with supports as needed). We are also looking for accessible rental space to host the classes.
We will be offering volunteer options to high school students as needed and once per year we will be hosting an art auction to the general public. It is our hope that the art auction will generate funds to help the program continue. The overall message we are looking to focus on is "for artists, the disability may be the inspiration behind a masterpiece.&
Classes are intended to start in January and run for 8-12 weeks. Suggested mediums: painting, sketching, sculpture, photography and pottery however we are interested in suggestions from instructors as well. Class sizes will be kept to a limit of 6-8 depending on what the instructor feels comfortable managing. Along with the student's personal supports we will also be engaging volunteers to help with the classes as needed.
We are looking for artists with disabilities who are interested in teaching others their passion and skill. Artists must have great knowledge in the medium they are teaching and come recommended by members of the Arts and Disability Network.
Instructors selected will be asked to join us on a professional development day (or possibly a a small series of shorter sessions) in which we will all come together to share, learn and gear up for this exciting pilot project.
We are looking for rental space that is fully accessible for anyone with limited mobility. Some projects require storage, kilns and sink access. Any ideas or recommendations are welcome.
Full information on New View
If you are interested in becoming an instructor or you have accessible art space available please email Lisa Waldner at: email@example.com. or call (204) 786-1414 and leave a message.