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April 2017 Newsletter

Dear Students and Friends,


At last, spring has dawned and brought with it new artistic inspirations. We wish to thank our dedicated students, their families, and community members who have joined us when we showcased our students’ beautiful artwork at our End-of-Term Group Art Show. We hope the artwork inspired new and returning students as we set to begin art classes with a spring in our step and our best foot forward. 

If you haven’t done so yet, you are invited to register to one of our Spring Session Art Classes. Space is very limited and many classes are already full, but nevertheless, for those uncertain about art classes, we are happy to offer a free trial-class if space is available. To reserve your spot in a class that best fits your schedule, just follow the link or call us at 519.471.4278

And for those planning beyond spring, we are excited to offer a variety of Summer Camp options. Summer Art in all its beauty is right around the corner… This summer we will be offering Half-Day as well as Full-Day camp options with Visual Arts, Creative Writing, Storyboarding, and 3D Sculpting programs available. Different camps are offered for different age groups throughout the summer. Check out our website and book your spot while space is still available.

As always, you are invited to like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for year-round fun-facts and updates within the world of art

Wishing you and your family a colourful month of April!

Artistically Yours,
The ArtVenture Team



The Art of Itzchak Tarkay




Itzchak Tarkay's paintings


Itzchak Tarkay was born on the Yugoslav-Hungarian border and immigrated to Israel after World War II. He studied art and design in the Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem in the 1950s, and was heavily influenced by French Impressionism and Post-Impressionism era. Tarkay is most notable for utilizing Matisse’s colour sophistication in combination with Toulouse-Lautrec’s drawing style. Tarkay’s art focuses on dream images of elegant women in classical scenes as it draws the audience into an imaginary world. To date, the works of Itzchak Tarkay continue to intrigue the imagination of contemporary European artists, achieving recognition as a leader of a new 21st century generation of figurative artists.

Source:   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itzchak_Tarkay


Pam K. Daryl K. Beth C.

ArtVenture's Profile Series - Brigitte Maurice


Our profile series continues, as we turn the spotlight away from our day-to-day classes and onto the works and accomplishments of our graduating Grade 12 students whose work at ArtVenture you’ve seen each and every End-of-Term Art Show these past few years. This month, we would like to pay tribute to our very talented Brigitte Maurice, whose time at our studio has been spent as a Student, Volunteer, Birthday Party Facilitator, and Camp Instructor

Name: Brigitte Maurice
Number of terms at ArtVenture: 6
Future Career Choice: Anthropology or Disability Studies 
- Who is your Favourite Artist? My favourite surrealist artist is probably Vladimir Kush followed by Rene Magritte and Salvador Dali.

- What is it about their work that appeals to you? I had a hard time choosing my favourite artist, but my favourite style of art is without a doubt surrealism. A surrealist painting is so complex and weird yet at the same time so beautiful. It draws you in as a true reflection of the artist's mind.

- In all your years at ArtVenture, which was your favourite ArtVenture project? Our Surrealist painting! I found it really challenging but I had a lot of fun with it and I loved the freedom we had with the subject matter.
- Has ArtVenture impacted your career choice? Yes definitely! Although I won't be going into fine arts, my experience working and volunteering at ArtVenture has ignited a passion within me to work with children.

- What lessons did you take from ArtVenture that you feel applies to daily life?
Patience, patience, patience. Whether it's trying to improve my own piece of art, teaching the kids a new skill or reassuring a young student who isn't happy with their own art, being at ArtVenture has taught me to be calm and patient with everything I do.
- Words of Wisdom: "Let no man pull you low enough to hate him" Martin Luther King Jr.



Brigitte Maurice and two of her works at ArtVenture

Happy Birthday To You…

We wish our current and past April Birthday Students


Leith A, Reagan A, Jaira A, Alysha B, Hayden B, Alec B, Miquel B, Sarah B, Luke C, Jacquelyn C, Sierra C, Paige D, Carleigh D, Victoria D, Liam D, Mackenzie D, Dhriti D, Sophie D, Valentina D, Lauren E, Victoria F, Zoey F, Rachel G, Jessica G, Vanessa G, Granett H, Rayne H, Rachel H, Lauren H, Eden H, Taylor H, Megan H, James I, Shane J, Marcus J, Juliya K, Alexei K, Emma K, Ji Won K, Dollar L, Eric L, Hunter L, Steven L, Jessica L, Lily M, Sarah M, Emma M, Issac M, Brynne M, Kaitlyn M, Lauren M, Rachel N, Rachel O, Diane O, Avery O, Samantha O, Emma P, Madyn P, Breanna P, Rachel R, Ryan R, Ella R, Emma R, Aleks R, Leah R, Rosa S, Mickey S, Madison S, Ridvan S, Ella S, Riley S, April S, Julia S, Patricia S, Kaya S, Daniel T, Tyne T, Brynne T, Mya V, Alison W, Leah W, Bobby W, Kyle W, Lynn X, Sophia Y, Grace Y, Ethan Y, Kelly Y, Charlie Y, Lorena Z (and others we may have forgotten)

                                                       a very happy month !!!

Quote of the Month


“I don't paint things. I only paint the difference between things”

                                                                                                              Henri Matisse


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