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#FinishMyKidsArt 2017: Here's what happens when talented kids and artists collaborate online

Taking inspiration from Crash Gallery, we put your kids' artwork into the hands of talented artists from the show — who gave their own unique spins to the images.

Watch the season finale of Crash Gallery Sunday March 5th at 9:30PM

Crash Gallery artist David Robinson puts this figure in an arctic world of ice! (Jess Fagan/David Robinson)

Every week on Crash Gallery, artists are put under the pressure of a clock and daunting art challenges — paint upside-down! Paint while spinningA 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.

Crash Gallery artist David Robinson and his partner imagine's this original drawing (top left) in many different forms. (Jess Fagan/David Robinson)

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."

Crash Gallery artist Carling Jackson adds a burst of colour into Zac's family day greeting! (Zac/Carling Jackson)

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.

(Mathiue Francoeur)
Mathieu Francoeur felt he couldn't meddle with this work, and so he imagined it displayed it in galleries around the world. (Jess Fagan/Mathieu Francoeur)

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 artist Julia Monk imagined Zac's polar bear in a particularly non-polar collage. (Zac/Julia Monk)

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.


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