Last Tuesday, people and family members of all ages from elementary school aged children to more seasoned folks learned to create clay sculptures at Chroma’s Rainbow Connections group, this week led by facilitator Kenny Donahue, a sculpting clay enthusiast.
With around 25 people in the room, Kenny taught attendees how to create small shapes with sculpting clay, which were then baked and decorated with paint and glitter.
The results were impressive! The youth and children, who were the more active participants, created many different figures like mysterious characters, detailed trees and plants, and cute animals, and then turned them into pins and magnets. Everything happened while they made new friends and had lots of fun.
“For me it’s important to host these events so people (the 2SLGBTQIA+ community) can come and see they aren’t alone in the world, and hopefully make some friends!”, says Kenny, who besides leading this event, is also a regular volunteer at Chroma NB.
“The queer community is important to me and Chroma has always been there to help”, he adds.
A big thanks to Kenny and also to the staff at Nick Nicolle Community Centre who hosted the workshop.
—Chroma: Pride, Inclusion, Equality Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides support for 2SLGBTQIA+ people in the Saint John Region. Chroma commits to advocating for and collaborating with our community, as well as providing 2SLGBTQIA+ education to all. We promote positive initiatives for the community and conduct research to highlight gaps in services and policy to encourage positive change.