Open Studio Summer Intern

Hi!  I’m Emma.  I’m new here at Wonder’neath, having recently joined as Open Studio Intern for the summer.  Originally from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, I’ve just completed my Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Major in Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing and Minor in Art History at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design here in Halifax.  You can find out more about me and my work here.

Making some jewellery with found objects

Making some jewellery with found objects

My time at Wonder’neath Studios has been full of many new experiences and new people.  Wonder’neath is a vibrant and always changing space.  I was excited to become a part of this place!  Heather and Melissa steer the organization with heaps of passion and a great sense of collaboration.  The openness of Wonder’neath exists at every level here, from the approach to exploring art-making in Open Studio to the supportive culture of the permanent artists.  I was instantly welcomed by all. 

Right away, I dove into several projects including brainstorming and sample-making for Open Studio, sorting the many generous donations in the storage room, and co-facilitating a Grade 2 class visit from St. Joseph’s A. McKay School where they made creatures, their habitats, and screen printed flags.  We carried the creatures and habitats over as that week’s Open Studio featured project which sparked a super creative response.  Wow!  A great beginning to the summer.

Fantastic creatures, living on land and at sea

Fantastic creatures, living on land and at sea