Earth Day Creativity & Celebration with Barbara Amos

Do you like spontaneity and fun in a creative setting? Are you willing to try out a new idea? Join us for Earth Day celebrations. We will begin in the old schoolhouse studio and move onto the hillside overlooking the Rockies. There will be a 45 min chat with images about outdoor environmental art projects. Over lunch, we will consider our materials and ideas. We will explore the hillside in the early afternoon. (Weather permitting). A site for our installation will be selected. We will draw, shape and construct together as we celebrate art and nature on Earth Day. 

This workshop is open to teenagers and adults ranging from no art experience to being a professional artist.

Supplies: Bring your camera, your sketchbook, and your drawing materials, a picnic lunch as well as your sense of humor! Drawing materials will be available if you do not currently own materials. The following materials for the collaborative art project are optional to bring if you have them laying around your house: old sunglasses, hats, mitts scarves, red fabrics (ex. sheets, towels, scarves etc.) please avoid obvious Christmas references.

Weather Conditions: In case of poor weather conditions, the workshop will be led indoors.

Fees: This cost of this event is by donation which helps the Leighton Art Centre support our educational prams for over 8 000 children each year, family art and nature programs, artist workshops and exhibitions as well as the Leighton Heritage Home and permanent art collection. Registration is required.

Artist Biography: Barbara Amos is a graduate of the U of Waterloo who has been awarded scholarships and international residencies. Her materials are diverse as she explores concepts of a changing world. She has created oil paintings, digital works on metal, photographs, sculptures and temporal art works. She is represented by galleries in Toronto and Calgary. Please visit for an overview of her portfolio and for her current projects.