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A day of art therapy from Cree artist Michael Lonechild – Estevan Mercury

by ahnationtalk on February 4, 201961 Views

February 3, 2019

The rustle of brushes and a calm deep voice telling stories about the relationships with colour, light, paint, tools and canvas were heard in the room. One of the Saskatchewan’s most accomplished and respected Cree artists Michael Lonechild held a painting clinic at Estevan Art Concepts Custom Framing.

For this piece, Lonechild recommended his students to use only four colours – yellow, white, blue and red, but with the professional instructions, their success was assured. Those who attended the painting clinic received more than just an art class.

“For me, art is a universal language. It could relate to anybody, anybody could participate. Art is a kind of therapy. I find that once you start getting into it, suddenly you start to forget about stuff, forget about the world and you are just concentrating at it,” Lonechild said.

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