Creation Station (for families)

In-Person (André Biéler Studio)
Sundays 14 August, 11 September, 23 October, 13 November and 4 December 2022
2–3:30 pm

Hands-on artmaking as a family

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Creation Station is a free studio program designed to give families and children ages 2 and up an exploratory artmaking experience. Art educators ignite curiosity through painting, drawing, clay and mixed media activities. Creation Station takes place in the bright and airy André Biéler Studio.

This program is made possible by the Birks Family Foundation.
Creation Station for families

Creation Station for families, 2022

Portia “Po” Chapman is the Arts Educator for October, November and December!

Po Chapman (Queen’s BFAH Visual Art / Indigenous Studies 2019, BEd ConEd Visual Arts / FNMI Studies 2020), recipient of the Queen’s Medal in Visual Art and graduate of the Artist in Community Education program, is an interdisciplinary, local, award winning, published, emerging Indigenous artist and Art Teacher bubbling with energy and joyous inspiration (having taught Art classes to grades JK through 12).

She is well known in the Queen’s community due to her illustrations for the Office of Indigenous Initiatives Website and Truth and Reconciliation Task Force Implementation Reports (years 3 to 5), the “Truth” image featured during the 2021 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the “My Creation” mural mounted above the fireplace in the Kingston Hall Reflection Room, the cover art for the inaugural edition of the ASUS Journal of Indigenous Studies, the “Rolling on Campus” performance art video featured by the Union Gallery, and the residential school inspired installation “Desk” featured in The Studio in Duncan McArthur Hall.

Po’s signature story telling artistic style is an evolution of her artist family’s style that celebrates creation, togetherness, and hope. Her simplistic blocks of colour are organically framed by deep tones that make visual stories come alive. For the Faculty of Education, in her style, Po most recently created 7 circular digital images and a painted hand drum. As a painted hand drum maker, Po was honoured to create the hand drum entitled: “Elder in Residence.” At the Agnes, Po seeks to provide fun activities that bring families together while creating intergenerational arts and crafts to take home. For more information, please visit Po’s website: www.loveartbypo.ca

Arts Educator

Portrait of Portia Chapman

Portrait of Portia Chapman

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