A show of wow
April 20, 2012

Step in front of the green screen and see where you'll go. It's one of the fun activities planned during Artist for a Day.

Isn’t it time you busted out your inner Picasso and got your Van Gogh going? Come attend NSCAD University’s Artist for a Day event. It’s fun, free and promises to be fabulous.

Artist for a Day is planned for Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sands at Salter, near Bishop’s Landing on the Halifax Waterfront.

“The idea is to get a sense of everything that goes on at the art college by giving it a try yourself,” says Linda Hutchison, director of NSCAD’s 125th celebrations. “Maybe you’ve always want to print a T-shirt or sculpt out of wet clay. Perhaps you’d like to sit in on a life drawing class or see where your imagination will take you by standing in front of a green screen. This is your chance. This is everything we do at NSCAD.”

Dozens of neat activities are planned, from steam roller printing to fabric dyeing to mural painting. Visitors can take home a souvenir by posing for a photograph with NSCAD founder Anna Leonowens or find a treasure at one of the craft booths that will be on site.

The city promises to be hopping. May 12 also marks Open City by I Love Local (HFX).

Bring your kids, bring your grandparents. Come and see what NSCAD is all about.

“This will be fun ... it might get a little messy, but it will be fun,” says Peter Wünsch, president of NSCAD’s Alumni Association, and partner/creative director of Breakhouse Inc. “Let’s make some art together."