Kids entertainment was top of mind at this year’s annual SuperStarrs 2 SuperHeros event – benefiting the Toronto Sick Kids Foundation. Children visiting with their families were encouraged to dress up as their favorite fictional character or superhero. The event’s organizers are Leesa Ervin and Deana Wilson. Wilson is a Milton mother who aims to raise awareness for cystic fibrosis – her son Liam was diagnosed with the disease at 3 weeks old.
Teens who signed up for the Mentorship Programme with Artists from the Fine Arts Society of Milton at the First Ontario Art Centre in March 2019 expressed their need for their mentors to take time to give tips, correct mistakes and offer encouragement.This year for 4 Sunday afternoons the volunteer mentors from FASM were: leader Ursula McDermid- acrylic painter and pastellist; Kirsty Rutter-acrylics; Jenny Panda- acrylics, mixed media and illustration.During the sessions, other artists joined the group: Shelley Prior-water colourist, Linda Johnston-fabric art and sewing and Louise Botha -painter, art as therapy, art as a career.
The spirit of entrepreneurship spread to the next generation at the first ever Ontario Kidspreneur Bazaar at Skedaddle Indoor playground August 3, 2018.
In a continued effort to connect artists of all genres and levels of experience with the greater Milton community, Arts Milton will host the 6th Annual Milton Culture Days this fall on September 28-30, 2018.
A golden sunset; vivid abstracts; tranquil landscapes; brilliant sparkling spiders; colourful beaded purse decorations: these are just some of Ursula McDermid’s creations.
Summer has finally arrived and Milton Public Library (MPL) is once again welcoming children and their families to ‘read for the love of it’ by registering for the 2018 TD Summer Reading Club, Canada’s biggest summer reading program for kids of all ages and abilities. Join in on the fun on Saturday, June 23rd from 1:00 – 3:00 pm at the Main Library or Beaty Branch.
The Town of Milton has been recognized as a gold-level youth friendly community through the Play Works Youth Friendly Community Recognition Program.
On February 11, 2018, participants of Arts Milton’s Friendship Project battled ice covered roads to gather in the Del Ridge Community Room at the First Ontario Arts Centre Milton for an icebreaking afternoon of board games.
Lil’ Rockers in Milton takes a fresh approach to introduce children 5 and under to music and movement. The program features a unique playlist making classes engaging and fun for parents, caregivers and children alike. Ranging from pop to rock to the classics, you will hear music from artists like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Queen, Van Halen, David Bowie, Katie Perry and Adele!
Have you ever said this to yourself? I’d venture a guess that you have at least once, if not more than once. Where does this thinking come from though? What is it that influences our thinking and tells us that we are not creative, nor are we artists? What is an artist anyway and what is art?