Students and Friends,
With an upward momentum and
a whole lot of creativity, we have reached the middle of our fall term.
This past month students used the works of Vincent Van Gogh and Paul
Cezanne as a source of inspiration – paying close attention to the
Post-Impressionistic brush-stroke techniques along with the emotive
quality of colour. The studio walls have been showcasing our students’
completed projects on rotation, as we begin the countdown towards the
end-of-term Art Show. The Group Art Show is scheduled for Sunday,
December 10th (2-5pm) and
will feature our students’ artwork from this term. Save the date and join
us along with your family and friends for this celebration of creations.
As we quickly approach the end of Fall Term, we invite you to save your
spot in the upcoming Winter
Term (January 8th through March
31st, 2018). For your convenience, online registration is already open. We
can also process payment over the phone or in person during studio hours.
Since most of the adult classes starting in January are already full, we
added a new Adult Drawing daytime class on Wednesdays
from 11 to 1pm. If you were thinking of taking art classes, this is your
chance to join us this winter. Register on line, by phone, or in person.
And while you are browsing for information about Winter Term classes, we
invite you to meet Our
Team, which is now featured on the website.
As always, our best promoters are our own students! As a token of thanks
from us to you, we offer current students a $20 coupon redeemable for
future class registration when a new student gives us your name as a
referral. Please note: coupons have expiry date, must be presented at time
of payment, and there is a limit of one coupon per family per term.
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The Art of Paul
Paul Cezanne - self portrait and two of his works
a French artist and Post-Impressionist painter, is credited with paving
the way for the emergence of twentieth-century modernism, both visually
and conceptually. His work constitutes the most powerful and essential
link between the Impressionism and the movements
of Fauvism, Cubism, Expressionism, and even complete abstraction.
believed that art was neither an imitation nor an illusion of reality, but
in effect, a new kind of reality created through the means of a new
“language” of forms. For Cézanne, a picture is important in its own right,
and thus, it must remain faithful to itself. The aim of painting is not to
pretend that the viewer is looking through a window, but to make the
viewer aware of the picture itself as well as the subject matter it
depicts. He was able to achieve this when even a simple apple displays a
distinctly sculptural dimension. It is as if each item of still life,
landscape, or portrait had been examined not from one but several or more
angles. It was this aspect of Cézanne's analytical practice that led the
future Cubists to regard him as their true mentor. Cézanne believed that a
true painter would treat nature by the cylinder, the sphere, the cone, and
everything in proper perspective so that each side of an object is
directed towards a central point. He used short,
hatched brushstrokes to help ensure surface unity in his work as well as
to model individual masses and spaces as if they themselves were carved
out of paint. Working slowly and patiently, the painter developed a
pictorial language that would go on to impact nearly every radical phase
of 20th century art, gaining the admiration and attracting the interest of
Van Gogh, Gauguin, Picasso and Matisse.
Paul Cézanne painted hundreds of apples. How
was he able to astonish the sophisticated critics in the art capital of
the 19th century with an apple? By showing his critics a new way of seeing
an apple. Take a good, long look at the next apple you plan to eat. What
is its basic shape: is it shaped like a ball, or an egg? Look at it from
the top, from the bottom, and all around it. Is it bright red, orange-red,
yellow, green, or is your apple all these colors? Cézanne looked at apples
very closely. He would study everything around him - apples, flowerpots,
and rumpled tablecloths - until he understood them as their basic shapes:
spheres, cylinders, and cones. He made the objects look more real, more
three-dimensional, by gradually shifting from one color to another. Many
art historians have studied Cezanne's style of painting, and many artists
have learned from him. The Met Museum shows us precisely how Cezanne's
unique technique made his apples look so realistic.
Follow the link, learn from Cezanne, and try your own still-life in
Happy Birthday To You…
We wish our current and past November Birthday
A, Juan A, Rebecca A, Jessica B, Leo B, Carter B, Megan B, Grace B, Alisa
C, Sua C, Ella C, Hannah C, Emma C, Lia D, Hannah D, Justine D, John D,
Erin F, Divya G, Rachel G, Ruben G, Georgia H, Ava H, Jarod H, Abigail H,
Chase H, Amanda H, Sophie J, Mia J, Abby J, Alex K, Anna L, Dylan L,
Hannah L, Jordan L, Henry L, Sophia M, Connor M, Cameron M, Dawson M,
Veronica M, Bradley M, Ashley M, Grace O, Stephanie P, Maya P, Madeline R,
Megan R, Lily R, Violet S, Jasmine S, Hailey S, Amelia S, Jaime S, Chloe
S, Marley T, Narine T, Stephen T, Yuhang T, Rachel T, Ava T, Samantha V,
Eric W, Keaton W, Catherine W, Marry W, Grace W, Neil W, Ray W, Isabella
W, Jesse X, Andy X, Ryan X, Yuchen X, Ellen Y, Behdad Z, Hank Z, Peter Z
(and anyone we may have missed)
a very happy month !!
“A work of
art which did not begin in emotion is not art “
ArtVenture Art Studio
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