An accessible and inclusive visual art program for everyone.
MAGsparks is a community arts program that is open and accessible to everyone, geared towards persons with disabilities. Some of these people have never taken art classes before, while others have had lots of experience. Participants engage in a lively arts program, where they experience numerous art forms and experiment with different types of media and techniques. Our workspace, located in the Stewart Discovery Studio at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery, is a comfortable, well equipped studio with a peaceful atmosphere.
MAGsparks is an accessible arts program for everyone. It has a commitment to building a community that celebrates the strength and achievements of all people and shows how little art experience can have wonderful outcomes.
“Art is a teachable skill! Everyone can benefit from creating art regardless of your skill level.”
Christel Langan, MAGsparks Coordinator & Professional Artist
Throughout the year we suggest a structured art project that deals with one or more of the 7 elements of art and design. The elements are both fun and useful! The elements are line, shape, form, space, texture, value and colour. Learning and knowing these elements will help participants create MAGnificent works of art! We also use an Open Studio format that allows participants to work in their preferred medium, with help from our professional artists. If you have ever wanted to learn to draw, paint or work in simple printmaking and mixed media techniques, we can make those activities possible. Participants can also bring their own projects to work on in our friendly community atmosphere.
Unlimited access with valid MAGsparks membership ($75/year)
Support staff are free!