Home grown on a farm in Nova Scotia, JJ Steeves (JEI) has been working with her hands all her life. Dedicated to bringing art solely out of the realm of formal institutions and into a space for anyone of any background, JJ’s aim with her art is to touch and stir the emotions of her audience. To treasure the mundane and foster intimacy between art and viewer is especially important to JJ as she documents those aspects of her life which provide sustenance and warmth through autobiographical comics, street art, and still life works.
Workshops and Activities
The two creative workshops I have run the most often with youth are: 1. Comics: Telling Stories 2. Visual Journaling: Finding Your Voice Both workshops are for youth with any and/or no creative background, and both workshops centre the youth and their experiences as the key to their creative expression. My creative workshops are designed with the goal of building confidence in your students, with the hope that long after our time together, a creative curiosity will persist.
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Primary – 3, 4 – 6, 7 – 9, 10 – 12
Areas of Expertise
Drawing, Contemporary Art Practice, Mixed Media, Illustration, Other