2015 KIAC Annual Report | Page 8

Youth Art Enrichment 2015 saw 24 visiting and local high school students and their chaperones participate in a series of special arts workshops hosted by KIAC. In addition to students from Robert Service School in Dawson, participants came from Whitehorse, Mayo, and Haines Junction. The Youth Art Enrichment workshops were hosted by three professional artists who offered their unique perspectives on producing art and exploring the creative instincts within all of us. The 2015 Workshops featured Fundamentals of Drawing with Meshelle Melvin, Exploring Colour with Paint and Paper with Suzanne Paleczny, and Traditional Beading with Dolores Scheffen. The work created during the program was exhibited in the KIAC Ballroom during the Community Coffeehouse on the last day of the program. It was also exhibited in Whitehorse at the Commissioner’s Youth Showcase at the Old Fire Hall on November 18 and at the Atco Electric Yukon Youth Gallery at the Yukon Art Centre December 3 to 19. This year was the fifteenth year that KIAC has offered the Youth Art Enrichment program. Each year KIAC purchases two pieces of art for the Youth Art Enrichment Collection. To celebrate our 15th year the collection is being permanently installed at KIAC for the enjoyment of the community. Be sure to stop by to view this impressive display of art work created by Yukon high school students. 8 DAWSON CITY ARTS SOCIETY