The Power Plant

Power Kids: Clay House

Sun Apr 02 2023

3:00 PM

Free admission

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

Power Kids

We welcome kids and their families to visit The Power Plant on April 2 for the Power Kids: Clay House workshop inspired by Brenda Draney’s clay sculptures!

Draney’s clay sculptures represent the floor plans of the basements of places she has lived. The sculptures include the stairs leading to the basements, the floors, and the walls. After a tour of Draney's exhibition, kids will use clay to make a floor plan of a room in their house.

Brenda Draney (b. 1976, Sawridge First Nation, Treaty 8, with a strong connection to Slave Lake; based in Edmonton) has been featured in exhibitions at the Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff (2019); Fogo Island Arts (2019); Oakville Galleries (2018); Kitchener-Waterloo Gallery (2017); Audain Gallery, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver (2017); National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (2016); Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton (2015); and Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon (2013). She received her Master of Applied Arts from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver (2010) and her BFA from the University of Alberta, Edmonton (2006). In 2014, Draney was the recipient of the Eldon and Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize, and she won the 2009 RBC Painting Competition. She is represented by Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver.