AGB Kids Variety Show Episode 5: Scratch Drawings with Kate Jackson and Sarah Slean

AGB Kids Variety Show Episode 5: Scratch Drawings with Kate Jackson and Sarah Slean

Date: July 13, 2020

Time: 10;30 AM - 12 PM


SCRATCH DRAWINGS with Kate Jackson and Sarah Slean

Using colourful drawing materials, create your own scratchboards with artist Kate Jackson!  Learn a variety of hatches, scratches, and marks to transform a paper surface and reveal surprising and extraordinary  new drawings. 


  • Thick paper, approximately 5’ x 7’ (regular copy paper, poster board)
  • Green painter’s tape or masking tape
  • Tools for scratching (chopsticks, knitting needles, tooth picks, pointy end of paint brush, forks, a plastic knife, etc.)
  • Either of the following options: Oil Pastels in a variety of colours and Black Gesso and 1 paint brush OR Colourful wax crayons and black oil pastel

Kate Jackson is an artist who laboriously embroiders on perishable materials to investigate what it means to give love, time, and attention to what may soon expire. Her ephemeral works on leaves, flowers, food stuffs and utilitarian paper products, in their states of decay, allude to the fragility of our own bodies, the fleeting quality of human lives and specifically, those of our loved ones. Utilizing surfaces considered too weak to withstand needle and thread, Jackson points to ideas of loss, grieving, patience and ritual.

Signed to Atlantic/Warner Records at the tender age of 19, three-time Juno nominee and modern-day Renaissance woman Sarah Slean has since released 11 albums in over 10 countries worldwide – but perhaps the most astonishing aspect of her artistry is its breadth. Over her 20-year career, Slean has published two volumes of poetry, starred in short films and a movie musical (spawning two Gemini Award nominations), penned two string quartets, held numerous exhibitions of her paintings, and shared the stage with 10 of the country’s professional orchestras. In addition to headlining theatres across Canada, Sarah has also toured Europe, the US and Scandinavia and has opened internationally for such artists as Bryan Ferry, Rufus Wainwright, Alanis Morissette, Andrew Bird, Feist, Ron Sexsmith, Chris Isaak, and Buck 65.

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