What Art Does

Last weekend I had the pleasure of introducing people to art. I was acting as a volunteer for the Artist for a Day event planned and executed by the staff of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. I am a graduate of the college and over the years I have enjoyed passing on the joy of art to anyone that will listen.

On this day anyone who would like to try various art making techniques is provided with materials and expertise to advance their curiosity. Outside the Port Campus of the College as people passed by on the walkway I made a short introduction of possibilities and pointed to the in door. I also gave the opportunity to make a simple drawing then and there. Some did and some didn't but later in the day I could see the same people leaving the building and what a difference. The faces and body movements were changed, lighter and animated. Art certainly made its mark.