Small Victories Local
Field School Instructions
The Small Victories Local Field School is an experimental project developed to encourage the sourcing/ foraging/ testing and sharing of art materials in Dawson City. Starting on the first Sunday of July, a set of instructions created with the help of local artists will be delivered to you.
There are four sets of instructions in total and they will be delivered every two to three weeks over the summer. These instructions are open to a wide variety of artistic interpretations and skill levels, and are intended to be used as creative prompts.
Following the instructions might lead to four finished art pieces, or it might just lead to a bunch of little experiments that go nowhere in particular- it’s up to you, the artist. There’s no age minimum, but some activities will likely need some adult supervision and help.
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Set 1: Local Palette
Delivery: approximately July 5th
Delivery method: Porch drop-off
We will learn how to train our eyes to look for and match colour, using local flora and fauna as our inspiration.
Set 2: Source Materials
Delivery: approximately July 22-23
Delivery method: Newspaper/ porch drop-off
This set will be very experimental and dirty. We will be looking for ways to use clay sourced from the Yukon River, locally-found plant fibers, and whatever else we can find.
Set 3: Sign of the Times
Delivery: approximately August 8
Delivery method: Pick-up from the back porch of the Yukon School of Visual Arts (look for the sign!)
This set will be about the craft of sign-painting and the significance of place names.
Set 4: Non-Human Collaborators
Delivery: approximately August 16
Delivery method: TBD
Things will get weird, weathered, and maybe even feathered. This set will be about looking at ways to make art with elements, beings, non-beings outside of our species.
The Small Victories Local Field School takes place on the traditional territory of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in. All of our teaching, learning, and art practices have been shaped by the land that we are on, and we will continue to be shaped by this place. We are very grateful to the The Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in for their governance, guidance, and generosity as we grow and develop as artists on their territory.