Bring Out Your Inner Artist! With Rose Adams

Greetings from Arts Health Antigonish and All of Us Society for Art Presentation!

AHA! and ASAP are delighted to announce that we will be hosting a workshop over the weekend of May 22-24, entitled “Bring Out Your Inner Artist!”, featuring the multi-talented visual artist, educator, and poet, Rose Adams.

Rose Adams
Rose Adams

This workshop series will include an opening talk on the evening of May 22, featuring Rose’s experience as an artist in residence working at the QEII Memory Disability Clinic. This will be followed by a series of three workshops on the topics of finding your own creative process, drawing out your inner artist, and depicting in a hands-on workshop the theme of “Horizons”. There will also be a Saturday evening open mike event, complete with savories, sweets, tea and coffee, at which Rose will share her poetry and painting stories and encourage others to tell their own stories of art and life and healing

We hope you’ll set aside time for this exciting weekend.


If you would like more information about how you can participate in this community event, please contact one of us:

Wendell White: 902.386. 2722

Adele McFarlane: or


Program May 22-24, 2015. Antigonish


Visual artist and educator Rose Adams will share her story of being an artist in residence at the QEII Memory Disability Clinic. Her power point presentation will chart the stories of the patients she met, and how she represented their experiences with dementia in her artwork. She will show how she has continued to explore issues of the brain, memory and anatomy in her artwork since that experience. There will be opportunities for audience interaction and dialogue at the end of her presentation.

Time: 7:00-9:00 pm

Location: StFX Art Gallery Admission by Donation



Through an experiential exercise, workshop participants will be encouraged to identify and explore their own creative process. Every participant will be creating a spontaneous work of art, craft, or design from a “kit” of assembled materials, which each registrant will be instructed to bring with them after ransacking their recycle bags or even garbage bins!

Absolutely no experience necessary, but this workshop is limited to 20 people, so register early!

Time: 9:30am-12:00 noon

Location: StFX Art Gallery   $20



This workshop will consist of a series of exercises that will have you drawing in two extremes: first, with emotive mark-making and fast collective drawing, and then slowing down to really see and get into the “drawing zone”. These energizing and highly creative exercises are of Rose’s own design, but the slowing down exercises are gleaned from Betty Edwards’ Drawing On the Right Side of the Brain.

This workshop is also limited to 20 people, so please register.

Time: 1:30 pm-4.00pm

Location: StFX Art Gallery $20


Saturday Evening: POETRY AND PAINT

This evening event will be part story, part poetry, and part visual art. Rose will be presenting a “dialogue” between her drawings/paintings/art and her poems, and will be projecting visual images of paintings and drawings that have some relationship to her written work. She will then open up the mic for others to show their own visual images, or read poems, or simply share their life stories about art, life, and healing.

A generous selection of savories and sweets will be included in this event, plus tea and coffee.

Time: 7:30 pm-9:30pm

Location: St FX Art Gallery Admission by Donation



This final workshop will link to a project held annually at the Craig Gallery, Alderney Landing, now in its 17th year. Participants will create their personal works of art on 6” x 6” tiles, which will then be sold to benefit the Canadian Mental Health Association. A variety of materials will be provided for participants to work with during the workshop. The theme of this year’s Mosaic sale is “Horizons.” The squares will be provided and the finished squares can be picked up at a later date. Rose will bring brochures and other information about this event.

This workshop is also limited to 20 people, so please register.

Time: 10:00am-12:00 noon

Location: StFX Art Gallery $20



The opening talk on Friday night and the Saturday evening open mic are open to the public, and donations will be accepted at the door. Saturday and Sunday sessions are $20 each, or $50 if registering for all three sessions. NOTE that per-registration is required for these three sessions, because of limitations on the number of participants.

GENEROSITY OPTION – If you are a student, artist, senior or unwaged you may use the Generosity Option. Please select all the sessions on the registration form that you will be attending and then select PAY AT THE DOOR and give according to your means.

Directions to StFX Art Gallery

Ground floor of Bloomfield Centre. StFX Campus, Antigonish NS

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Sponsored By:

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Nova Scotia Communities, Culture and Heritage ( ),
ASAP ( and AHA! ( )


Download Program PDF  Rose Adams program – April 042815


  1. Hi Wendell. I look forward to the workshops. Will pass on to my art students. I know Rose from Halifax and would be willing to put her up if you need .Cheers Gillian.

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