Pierre AJ Sabourin hosts AY Jackson Hot Mush Program for Killarney Provincial Park 50th Anniversary Group of Seven Celebration 2014
Some of the greatest names in art were Hot Mushers Van Gogh, Manet,Monet, Kandinsky, Cezanne, Picasso, Matisse, Braque, Gauguin, Munch , Grabar ,Tom Thomson and AY Jackson…….. all were Hot Mushers
Pierre has been teaching the hot mush style In Killarney Provincial Park for eight years. He first developed the Footsteps of the Group of Seven art education program for schools and art groups through his studio Sunset Rock in Killarney.
Four Years ago he saw the need to establish a stationary painting workshop for all ages in the park. Pierre presented the Friends of Killarney Park to sponsor his hot mush program Footsteps of the Group of Seven . The program is the most successful in the province, attracting 230 participants in nine days said Jeremy Pawson Superintendent Killarney Provincial Park Visitors throughout the world participate in Footsteps. It’s amazing to see people become aware of their own natural creativity in presenting their art heritage. The hot mush style is a language that transcends and inspires said Sabourin
Pierre AJ Sabourin`s Footsteps of the Group of Seven is entirely free and for all ages sponsored by the Friends of Killarney Provincial Park and Ontario Parks. Workshops have included guest performances by improvisational cellist Brenda Muller of CBC Fame and Veda MacDonald student violinist with the Ontario Conservatory. AY Jackson and the Group of Seven founded Killarney Provincial Park as a source of inspiration for all Canadians and people of all nations.
Killarney Provincial Park George Lake 1 to 4 pm. Register with the Friends of Killarney Park
Group of Seven Festival 2014
August 30- 31 Sept 1
In the Footsteps of the Group of Seven
In 2009, Pierre was commissioned by John Paul II Catholic Secondary School of London, Ontario, to help facilitate a Canadian Art Heritage program entitled Footsteps of the Group of Seven. For five days, twenty-six senior art students hiked, canoed, and painted the inspirational landscapes of Killarney Provincial Park. In 2011, Footsteps of the Group of Seven moved to Burkes Falls and Magnetawan, Ontario, to paint JEH Macdonald and AJ Casson sites on the Magnetawan River.
Throughout the winter, students work from their sketches and paint larger versions of their experience on 36 x 48 panels. Pierre helps facilitate the progress of the works and makes several trips to London during the school year. The John Paul II Student Exhibition: Footsteps of the Group of Seven has been held annually at the French River Provincial Park Visitors Centre in July.
Contact Pierre AJ Sabourin to register.
Art in the Park
Artist-in-Residence at Killarney Provincial Park in Killarney, Ontario, Pierre AJ Sabourin hosts the popular Footsteps of the Group of Seven painting program in Killarney Provincial Park. The George Lake picnic tables offer a splendid mountain vista for the novice or experienced painter. Sponsored by the Friends of Killarney Park, the acrylic landscape painting program for all ages is offered entirely free of cost with supplies provided.
Groups and individuals camping in Killarney Provincial Park or visiting the village of Killarney can experience the Footsteps of the Group of Seven painting program by registering through the Friends of Killarney Park.
En Plein Air
Private instruction is offered to individuals, groups, and school groups via Sunset Rock Studio.
For adults, the French River Cultural Industries Council offers culturally specific courses approved by its cultural advisors and given by culturally appropriate instructors. The courses provide residents and visitors with an interactive and creative opportunity to learn about various facets of the four cultures of the French River area: Francophone, Anglophone, First Nations, and Métis. The course offerings often include one of Sabourin’s En Plein Air courses.
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