Town hopes art program draws youth

Published on December 1, 2013

The Town of New Glasgow with the support of the NSCAD-New Glasgow Community Residency and local artists is hosting a new program for students, Art for Youth, held in the Community Art Room at the NSCAD-New Glasgow Community Residency Studio.

The sessions are currently being offered twice a month for children from New Glasgow, 12-16 years, with the goal to expand with more sessions.

“We are very excited to have a Community Art Room as part of the NSCAD-New Glasgow Community Studio,” says Geralyn MacDonald, New Glasgow's director of Community Economic Development. “This new project was initiated by one of our friends of the NSCAD-New Glasgow Artists in Residence, Tabitha Coleman. We are grateful to Tabitha for the creation of this wonderful concept and also for her leadership in organizing this exciting new opportunity for aspiring youth artists to be mentored by local artists in a space that fosters creativity.”

Coleman said she is thrilled to be able to work with the town of New Glasgow and its youth on this project. “Watching my vision for this program come to fruition is very rewarding for me. Offering programs such as this one provides opportunity to young creative minds that contribute to the growing arts and culture of our community.”

Teaching the classes to the youth are the NSCAD- New Glasgow Artists in Residence residents Brianne Williams, Morgan Slater, M.E. Sparks and also local professional artists.

Over the eight months students will have the chance to further develop their artistic abilities in a creative atmosphere with other students while being mentored by talented artists. Other professional artists who will be part of the program are Lyn-Sue Wise, Mike Vienneau, Corey Ceccolini, Raina MacDonald, Heather MacDonald, Debbie Lamey-MacDonald, Red Seal Chef Gilles Godin, Bronte Boucher and Krissi MacKenzie. Four spaces are still available so those interested are encouraged to contact Tabitha Coleman at