As many across the country are starting to organize activities for Culture Days 2011, people are writing in, sharing their stories and what they’re planning for this year’s event, happening September 30, October 1 & 2. Here, we’re profiling individual artists who will be sharing their craft with those in their communities over the 2011 Culture Days weekend.
My name is Cristian S. Aluas and I am a full-time artist and art teacher, with a new art school here in Kanata (suburb of Ottawa). For starters, I was born in Romania and came here when I was 8 years old, fostering a love of art that grew here in Canada, at Canterbury High School, Algonquin College, and Concordia University (all specializing in the visual arts). I am proud to be Canadian, so that is one of the main reasons I love being part of Culture Days, and sharing my artistic gifts with my community.
I started my professional career in 2002, and have been teaching privately for art schools in the Ottawa area for 8 years. I noticed that in my area, Kanata, there was a demand for art classes, and I began taking students privately. This year, I have decided to focus on forming my own art school in Kanata, to serve my community by providing fun and creative ways that they can pursue a drawing or painting hobby, or develop skills in the visual arts. I teach ages 7 and up, and adults, subjects such as Cartooning, Drawing, and Painting with Acrylics (or water soluble Oils). Art can be a great creative outlet, I am passionate about it, and I love to share my knowledge with others.
Being part of Culture Days, I hope to spread awareness of the services that I provide, and to have an easy way for people to come by and get a complimentary art class, and know that there is a place now in the constantly growing Kanata area where young people and adults alike can pursue their dreams and interests and learn how to draw and paint.
Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday October 1st, from 2pm-3pm, for a free Culture Days Art Class!
More info can be found at www.CSA1.ca
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