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PD Day January: Shape Shifters!

January 31, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm



Our first PA day of the year will find us in the gallery, exploring fluid line and shape-shifting in this day of 2-D abstraction, action painting and big shape art-making! Inspired by our upcoming tech exhibition; The Shape of Dance by glass artist Jerre Davidson: A behind-the-scenes look at how technology influences the artistic process.

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

Ages 4-11 (split in two groups)

$56 per student

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.






Judy Anderson is the lead Arts Educator at the Elora Centre for the Arts. With a love for shadowy story telling and the curious specters of childhood, Judy loves working collaboratively with children and has been bringing artful classes and camps to ECFTA Young Makers’ programs since 2017. Judy is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design and the University of Guelph BFA program.


January 31, 2020
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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