Winter may be a dark and snowy time of year, but this December’s “Art in the Branches” display at the Winchester Library will put a sparkle on it all! Featuring the artwork of North Dundas youth aged four to 13 years, the stunning collection of some 20 pieces are the product of the Dreaming Heart Art Studio, a happy little creative space for children in Chesterville, Ontario.
Owner and instructor Rose Poirier teaches a variety of visual art classes from her home-based studio, with the goal of providing her students with confidence-boosting opportunities to freely express themselves, cultivate self-love, make friends and build skills. It’s a space where children can just BE and have FUN – and the stunning artwork they produce proves it!
A gifted artist in her own right, Rose Poirier is passionate about working with children and believes all children are gifted creatively. “Young people are so much fun to work with because they are incredibly insightful, imaginative, and can so freely think outside the creative box,” she says. “Every class, I’m inspired by their creative perspective, joie-de-vivre and honesty.”
Sadly, Rose’s dream of her studio becoming a recreational staple in the community is now facing the challenges of a difficult economy. After her December art classes conclude, she will be taking an indefinite hiatus from teaching. She remains hopeful that the Dreaming Heart Art Studio will reopen in the not-so-distant future with greater success and longevity, then. Visit www.thedreamingheartartstudio.com for updates and more information.
Be dazzled by the creations of the young artists from the Dreaming Heart Art Studio, on display all of December at the Winchester Branch of SDG Library, 547 St. Lawrence Street in Winchester. Artists wishing to participate in “Art in the Branches” can contact the North Dundas Arts Council at [email protected] for more information.