Artist in Residence
Artists connecting neighbors through creativity. Make art and feel at home with Keely O’Brien.
Join us to explore your artistic side at Clayton Community Centre and connect with your neighbors through creative group projects.
How can a Community Centre feel like home?
Join artist Keely O'Brien as she leads the 2023 Artist in Residence program. The Feel at Home series explores the question "How can a Community Centre feel like home?" and highlights Clayton's uniqueness and community.
These projects celebrate the belonging and creativity of all participants.
Join a Project
Clayton youth are taking over the lobby with an art installation that will be unveiled in spring 2023. Join the free drop-in youth program on Saturdays during Youth Night.
Yoga and Art
Increase your sense of well-being through art and movement in a yoga and art class.
Create a self-portrait through book lists that you can share with your neighbours. These will turn into unique installations at the Surrey Libraries, Clayton Branch. Registration opens Sunday, July 30.
Create a beautiful heirloom that expresses your family history, using copies of old photos or images from Surrey archives. Registration opens Sunday, July 30.
If you have any questions, please contact Community Art Programs Coordinator, Ximali Kadeena-Guscoth by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn about Bees with Jen
Jen Clark is a local artist whose paintings explore how humans see the natural world. Her painting style is both abstract and realistic. She specializes in large-scale murals, including projects with the Vancouver Mural Festival.
Jen worked with the summer arts camp kids to create The Beekeepers' Mural at Clayton Community Centre. Each camper participated in a field trip to a local hive, where they met a beekeeper from the Honeybee Centre. Campers saw how the hive works and learned the importance of healthy bee communities. Afterwards, campers painted a hexagon tile that became part of the final honeycomb pattern mural. View the final project to see what is buzzing.
Play with Tamara
Tamara Unroe is a maker, a puppeteer, and a committed dumpster diver. She studied visual art at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and puppetry with Sandglass Theatre in Vermont. She has worked with artists and communities in Canada, Taiwan, Europe, and Thailand. Tamara builds large- scale puppets, shadow puppets, costumes, and sculptural installations, often incorporating found objects and sound.
In spring of 2022, community members joined Tamara to play with puppets, light, and sound. Check out the completed video projects below!
Strike a Pose with Claire Moore
Claire Moore is a multi-media artist who lives and works near Crescent Beach. Her art practice ranges from small-scale sculptural interventions to large format oil paintings and her process is often collaborative.
Claire has collected poses from the Clayton Heights community—poses that reflect people's experience of the past year. Claire's drawings explore the many ways people have been impacted by the pandemic and how we hold these memories in our bodies. The collection of drawings, entitled Strike a Pose, is on display at Clayton Community Centre.
Tell Your Story with Jude
Jude Campbell is a Surrey-based artist who collects found objects and personal historical artifacts. She reconfigures these into multimedia installations to give voice to personal and community stories.
After meeting with local residents to listen to their stories, Jude used the text from these stories to create a hanging sculpture entitled COVID Reflections that hangs in Clayton Community Centre.