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Mentorship team Danita Stallard, Scarlett Gunn and Lacey Svaren took part in our 2021/2022 Rural Mentorship Program. Their mentorship was in the discipline of visual arts. Together they explored many different styles of cartoon drawing and expressions. They also worked on different drawing techniques including drawing hands, gestures, and the composition and layout of their work. Another topic they discussed was how to showcase their work and what future careers in animation drawing could look like.

How was your experience in the mentorship program? Why do you think this mentorship was valuable to you?

“I truly appreciate the opportunity to take part in this program! I’ve been blessed with a few stellar mentors in my time, and it’s such an honour to share my joy of creating with these two eager young artists. We’re lucky to have an active art community here in Flin Flon, but our remote location (and oftentimes, the cost of entry into various programs) can be a huge barrier to those who wish to participate. I’m so grateful to Creative Manitoba for making these sessions possible!” – Danita Stallard

“It’s valuable and it can help anyone who’s having a hard time figuring out how to start their future career in the arts” – Scarlett Gunn 

Danita Stallard

Scarlett Gunn

Lacey Svaren

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