New Canadians Connecting to their Community through Art!
Introducing Paint Your Passion
This project brings an experienced art teacher into contact with 25 new Canadians facing an empty canvas, with a fresh set of paints and brushes and an eagerness to learn how to paint.
In some cases this will be the first painting they’ve ever done.
For others it represents a creative re-awakening, away from the demands of establishing a life in Canada from scratch — where you must put your kids needs first.
Under the expert guidance of our instructor, they will enjoy the therapeutic power of creativity, developing a bright, cheerful painting that they can take home with them to decorate their apartment, while feeling the sense of achievement and belonging that arises from enjoying this uniquely satisfying creative experience.
Art has a tremendous unifying effect, whether it be admiring art or listening to music, watching a movie, and in particular – creating your own artworks. This is soul inspiring psychological therapy and in this case providing a marked release of stress from facing the difficulties of acclimatizing to a new country, new culture, new language.
MAC is proud to be a lead participant thanks to the valuable support of the TD Bank for this art as a connector experience.