Angela Black is an artist, illustrator, designer, community change-maker, and inspired arts educator for multiple organizations in Fredericton, including Open Your Art, UNB-CEL, The Charlotte Street Arts Centre, The Estey Art Initiative, Riverside Montessori Learning Centre, Veterans for Healing Inc. and many of the local public schools.
Angela's primary creative focus has been expanding a permanent teaching workshop as Executive Director of Open Your Art, now located in the historic Charlotte Street Arts Centre. She currently offers an art atelier program for youth with a mentoring style of instruction that nurtures leadership skills and community action through the arts. Angela also has a personal calling to provide supportive art spaces and creative opportunities for adults who have experienced trauma. She feels a commitment to continually develop accessible art programs for exceptional adults and youth, as well as intergenerational programs that unite seniors and students through creative expression.
Ange describes her creative community work as a transformational teaching approach. She uses her position as a leader to gently inspire people of all ages to find and open their art with individual creativity. Bookbinding, screenprinting, and watercolor/ink painting are Angela's ultimate media. She has been successfully producing and wholesaling one-of-a-kind artworks since 2007. Angela's handbound books, especially, have found homes all over the world. She recently illustrated a locally published children's book and is about to illustrate another this fall.