A new Creative Minds series launches on Sunday September 27 at 2 p.m. at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Western Branch, in Yarmouth when guest educator, artist and writer Sharon Santillo presents “Creative turning points in our lives.”
Santillo will share her story of being a little girl in a school with no art classes to being named Massachusetts Art Educator of the Year in 2011. She grew up hearing her mother’s regrets for the questions she never asked her own father. Now she helps people preserve their family stories in a beautiful way through collage and writing letting the visual lead the way. She has taught art to both children and adults and she will share her observations on the similarities and differences in creativity over time.
She says that she often hears people say that they don’t have a creative bone in their body, they can’t draw a straight line or they can’t write. She doesn’t believe this is true! In fact, these very people are her favorite students in the Family Stories Through Art workshops that she now teaches.
Santillo’s session promises to be insightful and fun. Creative Minds is a free program sponsored by the Friends of the AGNS Western Branch Society. For information call 902 749-2248