Students and Friends,
journey continues as ArtVenture enters its second decade within
London’s thriving arts community! As we bid farewell to summer,
we would like to take a moment and reflect on the busy and
fun-filled time we had at the studio these past two months. With
12 separate camps and over two hundred young artists, we’ve seen
magic flourish in our amidst as incredible artwork was
accomplished by all. To our campers, their parents, and our
amazing team of instructors and volunteers -
we wish to thank you for your hard work, positive energy,
and dedication to the arts. You have created a warm, fun, and
productive atmosphere at ArtVenture this summer. Below you will
see highlights from our journey together and we invite you to
browse through our
gallery for a better sense of the creative atmosphere we’ve
had with our summer artists.
As we get ready to start the school year we wish to welcome our
new and returning students. We are happy to announce that three
new art teachers -
Gianna, Katrina, and Samantha - will be joining our team
this school year. We welcome them as they join Anna, Erica, and
Ayala, and look forward to working together alongside our
students to make this term enjoyable and successfull. Please
note that our
Fall Term will run September 11th through December 16th.
Since many of our classes are full, we have started a wait-list
for potential new time slots and last minute changes. If a class
scheduled at your preferred time is already full, please place a
deposit and email us with a request to be placed on a wait-list.
Deposits will be fully refunded if space does not become
available, or they can be used to hold a spot for you within our
Winter Term classes.
We hope you can stay connected with us via
Twitter for year-round local, national, and international
Arts News, and look forward to seeing you in the new term!
A quick reminder:
Refer a friend and receive a $20 referral credit. Current
students who refer a new student to ArtVenture will receive a
gift certificate, which can be used towards future enrolment.
Coupons and gift cards have an expiry date, have no cash value,
and must be presented at the time of payment.
The ArtVenture Team
Summer Splash at ArtVenture
Works from our 3D Sculpting and Visual Arts Summer Camps
Sparks of inspiration happen when we empower art students to
delve into creating their own compositions. By using the
language of the Elements & Principles of Art and Design, we tap
into the critical thinker within our students as they compose
art with thought and purpose. Throughout this past summer we
celebrated Canada’s 150th birthday and fell in love
with our vast culture and landscape through the works of Ted
Harrison, Norval Morrisseau, Tom Thomson, Emily Carr, and Bill
Reid. We discussed the ways in which our great Canadian artists
used Colour, Lines, Shapes, Texture and Volume in their artwork
to further enhance their masterpieces, and learned about the
emotive nature of artwork and the importance of artistic choices
within our own compositions. By embracing new knowledge of art
history, colour theory, art medium, styles and technique, we
were able to see personal growth in each and every student this
Exploring a wide range of The Arts - our summer students
expanded on, experimented with and explored a wide range of
techniques ranging from painting, to drawing, sculpting,
animating, story writing, and story illustration. Whether they
were just beginning Kindergarten or in the throws of their High
School career, campers this summer were challenged as artists
and as critical thinkers - and the visual results were indeed
Works from our
Creative Writing and Visual Arts Summer Camps
Every country has its legendary artist. For Canada, it is none
other than Tom Thomson, whose impact on Canadian art was beyond
comparison. Tom Thomson was born in Ontario in 1877 and died
under mysterious circumstances in 1917. His body was found in
Canoe Lake - Algonquin Park, 8 days after his disappeare. The
cause of death had been ruled as drowning, but there were
questions as to how he died. Some claim that he had been
murdered, while others believe it may have been suicide.
Whatever the reason, the speculation has only served to add to
the mystique of Tom Thomson’s short lived life. As one of
Canada’s most beloved painters, Thomson is often described as
“our Van Gogh”, whose vibrant interpretations of the northern
landscape have come to represent Canada to so many of us. Ever
since his death, his work has had a huge impact on Canadian art.
The Group of Seven formed after his death, and even today, many
Canadian artists list Tom Thomson as one of their artistic
influences. To learn more about our very own national legend,
Tom Thomson, follow the link and enjoy a trailer to the 2011
documentary “West Wind – The Vision of Tom Thomson".
Happy Birthday To You…
wish our current and past July, August and September Birthday Students
a very happy month !!!
“You know an artist has to have paint, even if he goes
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