Today was Day 2 of creating our paper violins at the Tom Thomson Art Gallery  @tomthomsonartgallery.

Overheard on the way to the gallery:

Q:  “Why are we going here to make our violins?”

A:  “Because the gallery is where art is celebrated and art is made.”

Making your own violin poses a number of challenges, but persistence, innovation, and team work helped the students take their creations to the next level.

Every artist needs some inspiration, so the Tom graciously let us tour the gallery in small groups while the paint and/or glue was drying.  Today we were fortunate to take in Carl Beam: Dreaming Ourselves as Each Other: Guest Curator Anong Beam and a several wonderful pieces from the gallery’s permanent collection through the Community Curators Select program.