Using art, meditation, and reflection, facilitators will guide you through exercises to help you capture your own personal history and life lessons, and compile a mini-memoir book using words and pictures.
No experience required! Come with your memories, old postcards, photographs, or just a desire to reflect on your life’s path and ponder what you’ve learned along the way.
Program Cost: $380 ($225 tuition+$125 meals/accommodations)
Local Price: $286 (program cost without overnight, without breakfast)
Please register at least 2 weeks in advance to secure your place in this program
Enrique Ferreol is a visual artist originally from Mexico, where he attended the National School of Fine Arts. His work has been exhibited, and collected internationally. In Canada, Enrique is committed to art education, promotion and administration; first as Assistant Curator of Education at the AGNS -2005 to 2010- and then as Program Officer for the provincial arts council, Arts Nova Scotia -2010 to present-.
Enrique strives to combine his career as a cultural worker with his own art practice. Recent exhibitions of his work include a group show at Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, and a solo show at The Craig Gallery, Dartmouth.
Shauntay Grant, Program Resource Group (PRG) facilitator, is a writer, spoken word performer, and musician. She has shared her blend of words and music internationally at festivals and events, and she was named a Poet of Honour at the 2010 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in Ottawa. As Halifax’s third Poet Laureate (2009-2011) Shauntay organized Canada’s first national gathering of Canadian Poets Laureate in 2010.
Her first children’s picture book Up Home (Nimbus 2008) won a 2009 Best Atlantic Published Book Award, and her words and music have been featured nationally on radio, television, and in several anthologies. Shauntay conducts arts workshops and performances for youth and adults at festivals, schools and community centres around the country. A recipient of a 2011 INSPIRE Award from Big Brothers Big Sisters, she serves on the board of Youth Voices of Nova Scotia, and she is founder and curator of the Halifax-based arts-for-social-change performance series CommUNITY.