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PD Day April: The Day of Nothing! (cancelled)

April 24, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


This has been cancelled, refunds will be issued.

Let’s explore the idea of NOTHING!  Zero, blank, nil. What does nothing look like? A void, boredom, a black hole? Is it like “putting blue into your head”? The word “nothing” is real, but does “nothing” really exist?

Nothing can be a starting point, it can be a beginning…a blank canvas!  Enjoy a day of rotating activities and projects, combined with fresh air outside!  (a ton of EVERYTHING, really)

Led by artists and ECFTA Arts Educators Eileen MacArthur and Natalie McDonald.

Ages 4 -11 (in two different groups)

$56 per session

Max 24 kids

About the Instructors:

Eileen MacArthur completed an MFA in painting at the University of Guelph in 2005 and a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 2003. She has exhibited her work in Canada, the United States and China. In 2009 and 2011 she was a finalist in the Kingston Prize National Portrait Competition. Since 2012 she has exhibited at the Manifest Gallery and Creative Research Center in Cincinnati and her work was included in Manifest’s International Painting Annual 4 (INPA 4) and International Painting Annual 6 (INPA 6). Eileen operates the Arthur School of Art in Arthur, Ontario and offers art classes for artists of all ages!






Natalie McDonald is an artist currently living and working in Fergus, Ontario. She studied at SDVA Georgian College in Barrie, ON and NSCAD University in Halifax, NS to complete her BFA degree, and more recently the University of Calgary for her MFA degree. Currently McDonald is an Instructor at the Dundas Valley School of Art and Education Coordinator for the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery.

As a representational painter and mixed media artist, Natalie creates work focused on the concept of time, memory and transformation. Often inspired by her own past experiences she creates experiences that parallel others memories and creates a space for remembrance and contemplation.




April 24, 2020
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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