• Betsy McKenna

Excerpt from Art Workshop - Essay by Betsy McKenna

"Every child needs just one adult in their life who will cultivate the dawning of their creative process. An influencer of sorts, someone who will model an authentic approach to exploring hunches and ideas.


My exposure to the creative process began in the kitchen of my father’s garage apartment. It was a utilitarian space with less than the basics for cooking and eating. But most notably, was the back wall with repurposed storage. Stacked 12’ x 12’, were hollowed out diet rite cola cans. Each can held objects of little value but great intrigue: wires, bottle caps, bread tags, switches, string, adhesive, beach glass, stones…. possibilities alive! Anyone could contribute to the collection and anyone could access the materials. There were no rules."



Original post date: September 11, 2016