Of course, it's not only young people who can benefit from art classes. Gina Pierleoni, who received her MFA from Mount Royal School of Art in 1985, runs creativity workshops for women once a month. "For the most part they're people who have always yearned to make things," Pierleoni said.
"What I do is provide them with a garden bed that's just been composted so they can do whatever they want with it," she said. Pierleoni traveled to Kenya for 10 days in October to help build a school with the people of Masai Mara. Pierleoni believes such a trip does not only help the people of Kenya, but also her art. "Being in a variety of communities deepens my artwork," she said. "It's important that my artwork and what I do are connected and accessible to others."
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