#FinishMyKidsArt 2017: Here's what happens when talented kids and artists collaborate online
Watch the season finale of Crash Gallery Sunday March 5th at 9:30PM
Every week on Crash Gallery, artists are put under the pressure of a clock and daunting art challenges — paint upside-down! Paint while spinning! A couple weeks ago we asked for submissions of art from children and gave Crash Gallery artists the challenge of collaborate with them on their work. How'd they turn out? Check them out below!
David Robinson, who's competing in this Sunday's Crash Gallery finale, chose to transform a drawing submitted by Jess Fagan into all sorts of forms that demonstrate the principles of colour theory, including a version printed on transparent material to be displayed with a projector.
David decided to approach the challenge in this way to help teach the confidence to explore the world with art: "These explorations are important for children because when children have control over their environment and are able to choose how they can manipulate aspects of it, they become empowered through validating their own explorations."
When Mathieu Francoeur tried to transform the drawing Jess Fagan submitted below, he found what he was able to do didn't offer anything more to the original work — so he took a different approach. "I remembered that my goal with art is to empower people, to get them to participate no matter their skills or confidence level," he says. With that in mind, he chose to write this note instead and help the young artist imagine her work in galleries around the world.
Julia Monk chose a polar bear drawing from Zac's Childcare as the starting point for a piece connected to animal welfare, moving the polar bear to the desert to make us think about "the drying up of our oceans and Arctic Circle."
Crash Gallery's season finale airs this Sunday at 9:30PM on CBC. Want to watch Crash Gallery now? No problem — stream the rest of the season online now!
On each episode of Crash Gallery, three talented artists from various disciplines go head-to-head against each other in a real-time creative arena, giving the audience a front row seat to the creative process.