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Three Corners Health Painting Workshop

Last week I had the immense pleasure of collaborating with Three Corners Health in the Cariboo region to put on a private painting session for Secwepemc elders. This is a group that brings together elders in first nations communities outside of Williams Lake and honours them through various gatherings and activities. 

Through Blooming on Canvas, my affiliate, I taught a floral composition to this group of warm, inviting, and independently creative people at T'exelc (Sugarcane). My “newbie” jitters soon subsided as we connected over learning and creating together. 

There is something to be said about choosing to teach as an artist. While it may not be for everyone, teaching in tandem with your studio practice can be a way to keep your eyes open to other walks in life and like this experience, other cultures.

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My favourite part of teaching is when students feel confident enough to deviate from my demo. Just look at this gentleman’s piece! I'm in love with it. 

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Three Corners Health, thank you for having me!
If you’re in the Cariboo region in British Columbia and you or your organization would like a private session, let me know! 

Jasmine Alexander