Creation Space is a family oriented studio unique in the Edmonton area. We combine art education with child led discovery and family connectivity. Creation Space is founded on the belief that creative experiences are highly beneficial for the emotional, intellectual and developmental growth of children. We celebrate curiosity and imagination, nurturing the process of creation rather than focusing on the outcome.
We offer a range of classes, open studio time and workshops, for kids, babies, teens, adults and families. Creation Space is a fun, creative space for your next handmade birthday party, baby shower or team building event. We hope that you will add Creation Space to your list of fun things to do in Edmonton and are excited to see what you create.
A Little bit of Information about me.
Hi! My name is Alison Service. I am the mother of two delightfully curious little girls aged 4 and 2. I am a trained artist with 13 years of experience as an art educator, and I LOVE to create and to inspire creation in others.
My perfect day would include a slow morning, don't forget the coffee, some family time, gardening in the sunshine, a dog walk and creativity.
My largest art endeavour to date would be Found Flock, an art installation of 303 found object bird sculptures. My most recent large scale creative undertaking was my kitchen tile, I uniquely hand painted all 285 tiles. I like projects.
A Little More on my Background
I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Alberta where I couldn’t decide on just one medium so I took classes in them all! My personal body of work still varies a lot, from painting to found object sculpture and textiles. To view my art work stop by Creation Space and ask, or view my website at www.artofalie.com.
My 13 years of experience as an art educator include:
-2 & 12 years doing all that it Creations Space
-9 years working in a museum setting at the Art Gallery of Alberta, where I instructed children's and adult's art classes, as well as led the Art Express program for adults with developmental disabilities
-Writing and carrying out art programming for daycares
-Teaching art programs through the Edmonton Public and Edmonton Catholic school systems
-Leading teacher Professional Development on creativity through GETCA
-Visiting schools as a guest artist, leading art workshops
-Putting on creative workshops for institutions such as the Royal Alberta Museum, The City of Edmonton, The County of Wood Buffalo and the Art Gallery of Alberta
-Consulting with childcare centres to improve art programs, assisting in their accreditation process
-Developing and teaching community based art classes within Edmonton
-Private art lessons
-Creating personal bodies of artwork for solo and group exhibitions