Students and Friends,
With every passing week
this month we have watched our studio become lighter and
brighter as vibrant hues of spring fill the air! We look forward
to seeing how the spring continues to inspire our creativity and
how, in turn, we continue to inspire each other.
With just a handful of weeks remaining in our Spring Term, we
want to take a quick moment to remind you of important events to
Anniversary & Canada 150 Celebration:
We are gearing up for a double birthday celebration and hope you
will join the festivities. To celebrate ten years of creativity
along with a century and a half of Canadian artistic creations,
our End-of-Term Art Show will showcase an homage to
Canadian Artists – sketched and painted by our own students.
Please join us on Sunday, June 18,
as we celebrate together ArtVenture’s 10th Birthday, Canada’s
150th Birthday, and our students’ beautiful artistic
are filling up fast! This year we are offering a variety of
Half-Day and Full-Day programs with Visual Arts, Creative
Writing, 3D Sculpture, and Storyboarding. With so many options,
we are bound to have a high turnout and an incredible level of
artistry flowing through this studio. To reserve a spot in one
Summer Camps visit us online.
Classes - Due to increasing demand and
registration we are happy to announce that we are now hiring new
teachers and adding a few more classes. Check our new schedule
and register early to avoid dissapointments and to take
advantage of the limited-time early registration bonus.
Early Registration Bonus - Register
before June 15 to our Fall Term Art Classes
and save $10 off your Fall Term fees. Register
on-line, over the phone or in person at anytime.
- Refer a new student to us and receive a $20
gift card. New students must give the name of the person who
introduced them to ArtVenture at the time of registration for
the offer to be valid. Conditions apply. Ask for details.
and as always, keep posted on all the latest fun-facts and
updates within the world of art. Like us on
Facebook and follow us on
Twitter for year-round inspiration.
The ArtVenture Team
The Art of Alcohol Ink
Alcohol ink is a highly pigmented painting
ink. When used in art, the alcohol evaporates leaving the dye
behind. The result is an artwork of intense and vivid colours.
As a medium for art making, alcohol ink works well for painting
on non-porous surface like acetate paper, gloss paper, glass,
metal, and ceramic. Like watercolours, alcohol ink remains on
the surface while it interacts and marbleizes with other
pigments. Mixing colors can create a vibrant marbled effect and
the possibilities can only be limited by what you are willing to
try. It dries quickly providing artists with the opportunity to
play with mixing and layering all at once. The ink’s brightness
means that a small bottle will go a long way. When using alcohol
inks, there are many techniques to experiment with – ranging
from directly applying the alcohol ink to your surface to using
alcohol blending solutions, spray bottle, blowing through
straws to direct the ink into various positions, and using empty
markers soaked with a few drops of alcohol ink. The result is a
work of experimentation. Upon completion, apply a thin layer of
Varnish Gloss Finish to your work, which will set the ink and
protect the surface.
ArtVenture's Profile Series
We continue our monthly profile series with a
look at our current graduating students. As we get ready to bid
them farewell, we wanted to pay tribute to these incredibly
talented individuals. Their works and accomplishments over the
past few years have contributed a great deal to the overall
atmosphere of love and passion within our studio space. Our
Profile Series continues this month by paying tribute to a very
talented young artist, whose work has inspired us all over the
past few years.
Name: Alex Drodz
Number of terms at ArtVenture:
Future Career Choice:
- Who is your Favourite Artist?
I like many different artists, but one of my favourites would
have to be Claude Monet.
- What is it about his work that appeals to you?
approach to painting is really appealing to me as I don’t like
making my art exact. He also had a way of adding soul and life
to his art, which made his pieces so beautiful and unique.
all your years at ArtVenture, which was your favourite
Oh man, there are many…
If I had to choose an absolute favourite, it would be the
pointillism piece we did. It showed me that art doesn’t have to
be exact and that it can be done with as much freedom as you
want. To this day, pointillism is my favourite painting
technique. Another project I also loved doing was the paper cut
art. I found it fascinating how something seemingly so simple
can also be so beautiful.
ArtVenture impacted your career choice? My
career choice hasn't changed, mainly because I don’t yet have a
set-in-stone plan for myself. However, ArtVenture has expanded
my field of view, showing me that there are more opportunities
in life, and that art can be used in many aspects of various
- What lessons did
you take from ArtVenture that you feel applies to daily life?
Well, the big thing that
I learned is that no matter how much you suck at something at
the start, if you keep working on it, you will improve. It’s
easy to simply give up on something if it feels tough, but the
result you get after you power through the challenges in your
path is much more rewarding than the security of your comfort
zone. This applies to practically every aspect of life – nothing
is impossible as long as you put some effort into trying.
Another important thing that ArtVenture has taught me is how to
be creative. You can start with something random, having no idea
where it would take you, and over time it will begin to take
shape and make sense. The only difference between life and art
is that you can erase your mistakes when you are dealing with
art… life, not so much… and you thought making art was
- Words of Wisdom:
Life is like Art - nobody really knows what
they’re doing, which discourages many people, but if you simply
start somewhere (choose a path and go for it), eventually you
will begin to figure out life’s tricks along the way.
Pointillism and Papercut works by Alex Drozd
Happy Birthday To You…
wish our current and past May Birthday Students
A, Kaitlyn A, Abigail A, Hamza A-S, Georgia A, Shalev A, Emily
B, Leo B, Evelyn B, Christopher B, Yasmeen B, Laurel B, Evey B,
Isabella C, Christian C, Stephanie D, Annica D, Hannah D, Jacy
D, Rachel E, Jacob E, Abby E, Abbie E, Sarah F, Callie G, Sophia
G, Grace G. Lila H, Sissy H, Daniella H, Riley H, Jana H, Jennah
H, Alexandra H, Addison H, Alannah H, Jacob I, Jacob J, Peter K,
Sasha K, Yara K, Amalia K, Tori L, Samantha L, Julia L, Ben L,
Charles L, Lea L, Imogen L, Julia L, Cecelia L, Desmond L, Tam
L, Lorenza M, Maddy M, Gabriel M, Lauren M, Olivia M, Sofia M,
Taya M, Lucas M, Kelly M, Maya M, Caroline M-S, Mariana O,
Claire P, Isabella P, Emma P, Emma R, Verity R, Margarita R,
Mackenzie R, Gabrielle R, Valery R, Sara R, Sarah R, Xavier R,
Brianne S, Brianna S, Arya S, Mica S, Mallory S, Jennifer S,
Julie S, MacKenzie S, Ella T, Sydney T, Katie T-H, Catie T,
Ahrielle T, Angelo T, Alaira U, Samantha V-G, Annika V, Julia V,
Ewan W, Hannah W, Annie W, Megan W, Jacob W, Eric W, Raina W,
(and others we may have forgotten)
happy month !!!
“I don't paint things. I
only paint the difference between things”
ArtVenture Art Studio
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