ART for LIFE
Affinity Credit Union’s
ARTforLIFE: A Mendel Gallery/School Program
Making sense of the world through art—now and in the future
To encourage strong, long-term relationships and life-long learning, the ARTforLIFE program has been pairing Saskatoon Community Schools with the Mendel Art Gallery since 2001. Launched with WP Bate Community School, the program has since engaged the following Community Schools.
· Mount Royal Collegiate
· St. Maria Goretti
· City Park Collegiate
· Pleasant Hill
· St. John
· Nutana Collegiate
· St. Michael
· Bishop Roborecki
In 2012, we are pleased to welcome Bedford Road Collegiate as our tenth program partner.
Each partnership is a three-year collaboration. The many activities for students include workshops, exhibitions, tours, special community events, murals, art clubs, art scholarships, and work placements. School staff members have also enjoyed professional development workshops. Projects, which take place at school, at the Mendel, and in the community at large, offer students an opportunity to discover the dynamics of art from fresh perspectives, and see the world in new ways.
ARTforLIFE celebrates art in its many manifestations. Art informs, inspires, motivates, challenges, and rewards. Art helps us to make sense of the world in which we live, and profoundly touches the lives of all who are open to its possibilities. With financial support from Affinity Credit Union, the Mendel launched ARTforLIFE in 2001. The partners gratefully acknowledge the ongoing support of Affinity Credit Union, which takes us closer to the goal of involving every Saskatoon Community School in this amazing program. — Mendel Art Gallery