Brenda is an artist, educator, mother to three children, and grandmother to seven. She has an MFA in Sculpture and Creative Writing, loads of lovely work experience in the arts, and an endless love of figuring out why things work the way they do, and how they might work better.
Brenda has always been deeply inspired by art and the lives of artists and has a passion for 'drawing in space', for 'building environments', whether that be a story, a sculpture, an installation, a party, or a presentation. As an adult with a super-generative mind, she has learned (often the hard way) the power in regulating and directing our attention. and how a 'focused art practice' can spillover and color our lives. Her creative process expands and branches at break-neck speeds, and ONLY if she's focused and relaxed, can she shape that noise or get off at interesting places.
Since moving back to Saskatoon 5 years ago, the other hat Brenda is crazy-proud to wear is that of Program Guide at Remai Modern.
Brenda on teaching:
Creativity is not something we do. It’s something that happens—often spontaneously, when the right conditions are in place. This requires planning, prep, dedication, and love. There is no such thing as creative and non-creative people--only people who use it and people who don’t. Art is for everyone. But, sometimes you need someone else to get your heart racing about what you want to say and how you want to say it, or to help you notice what you notice and make interesting connections. I believe in fundamentals; clear, engaging art lessons, tailored to individual learning styles and interests. And, I believe that the true purpose of an arts education is not to create more professionals, but to create more complete human beings.
I also read, voraciously, so I’ll let the voices in my body speak now: