From May to August 2019 The Smith Foundation and Artists for Kids
were lucky enough to have two summer interns working tirelessly to keep things
running smoothly during summer programming. We couldn’t have done it without
“It’s a wonderful thing to have these graduates of our programs
back supporting art education for the latest group of young artists. They come in with the
experience of having participated in the very classes that they are supporting
and can hit the ground running. We love seeing our alumni in this new role and
can’t wait to see where life takes them next.”
— Yolande Martinello, Artists For Kids Director
A few words from Julia Woldmo who spends the school year studying
Fine Arts — Painting and Textiles at Concordia University.
Working with Tiko Kerr throughout the summer for the Smith
gallery outreach programming was an incredible experience! Doing collage
workshops with folks from diverse backgrounds throughout the community was a
highlight for sure. Also, going up to the Artists for Kids camp never
disappoints, my fifth year back as the studio tech was awesome. The takeaway
for me and what makes this summer an invaluable experience is the inspiration
and community that emanates from creating art alongside others.
a radiant summer!
A few words from Sophia Boutsakis who spends the school year
studying Fine Arts – Painting and Printmaking at Emily Carr University of Art
As a student of Artists for Kids, I learned
valuable skills that have helped me achieve successes in my academic and
professional careers. This summer, I was able to return to AFK as an intern.
This opportunity allowed me to apply the skills that I acquired through their
programs, to an administrative role that included teaching assistance with
gallery programs and summer camps, studio management and maintenance, and
archival work with the permanent collection. The opportunity provided even more
learning for me as a university student and an emerging artist. It is a great
feeling to be involved in the programs that provided me with such support and
encouragement as a young artist!