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September 2018 Newsletter

Dear Students and Friends,


With 12 separate camps we have just completed a spectacular and vibrant summer at the studio! Having offered weekly Visual Arts Camps along with several Sculpting, Storyboarding, and Creative Writing Workshops, we watched artists of all ages accomplish wonderful works of art and walk away with a wealth of new knowledge and bottomless inspiration for future projects. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our campers, their parents, and our amazing team of instructors and volunteers. Your hard work, sheer enjoyment, and dedication to the arts have created a warm, fun, and productive atmosphere at ArtVenture this summer, and for that we are grateful. We invite you to browse through our photo gallery to see some of the highlights from the summer.


As we get ready to start the school year we wish to welcome our new and returning students to another promising term at ArtVenture. Our Fall Term will run September 10th through December 15th for school age students, and October 1st to November 16th for adults. Many of our classes are full and we have, therefore, added 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 or call us requesting to be placed on a wait-list. Deposits will be fully refunded if space does not become available, or it can be used to hold a spot in our upcoming Winter Term.

We are excited to introduce to you our staff - now featured on our website - and we encourage new and returning students to visit the page and get to know us.

As always, w
e hope you can stay connected with us via Twitter and Facebook for year-round news and fun-facts from around the art-world, and look forward to seeing you in the new term.


Artistically Yours,

The ArtVenture Team


Summer Splash at ArtVenture



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 tapped into our students’ ability to critically think of their art as they composed work with thought and purpose. Throughout this past summer we celebrated the great achievements of notable 20th Century artists and fell in love with the artwork they left behind as their legacies. Using the works of Matisse, Klimt, Van Gogh, Picasso, and Rodin, we discussed the ways in which these great artists used Colour, Lines, Shapes, Texture and Volume in their work to further enhance their masterpieces. As each camper attended to these elements of art within their own artwork, they learned about the emotive nature of art and the importance of artistic choices within their own compositions. Together we expanded, experimented, and explored a wide range of techniques ranging from paintings, to drawing, sculpting, animating, story writing, and story illustration. Whether our campers were just beginning Kindergarten or in the throws of their High School years, they were challenged as artists and as critical thinkers. 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 summer. And the visual results were indeed stunning!


Kids Corner


Colour theory encompasses many definitions and concepts - enough to fill several encyclopaedias. However, there are three basic categories of color theory that are useful for artists: color wheel, color harmony, and the context of how colors are used together. Sir Isaac Newton developed the first circular diagram of colors in 1666. Since then, scientists and artists have studied and designed numerous variations of this concept. No matter which variation is used by artists, a colour wheel allows us to identify primary, secondary, tertiary, analogous and complementary colours along with the tints and shades of each colour. Learning about the different categories within the colour wheel allows artists to make different choices as they develop their work of art. To test your Colour Theory knowledge, follow this link and let us know how you scored!!

Happy Birthday To You…

We wish our current and past July, August, and September Birthday Students 


Jodi A, Max A, Sarah A, Ava A,  Gwen A, Abigail A, Asmaa A, Aiden B, Bianca B, Avery B, Nina B, Mallory B, Ella B, Max B, Victoria B, Ally C, George C, Sierra C, Grace C, Rachel C, Hannah C, Cadence C, Sophie C, Evan C, Sydney C, Henry C, Luisanna C, Samantha D, Kate D, Nina D, Riley E, Abigail E, Saeed E, Angela G, Libby G, Parker G, Rachel H, Abigail H, Jiaqi H, Nora H, Shannon H, Marina H, Jade H, Aysha I, Gianna J, Elvin J, Ann Maria J, Morgan J, Lukas J, Simone K, Teagan K, Sophie K, Caleb K, Angelina L, Michelle L, Raine L, TaeYoung L, Elizabeth L, Nicole L, Elwin L, Charlotte M, Marlow M, Andre M, Sofia M, Esmee M, Chloe M, Anastacia M, Julia N, Julie N, Kristina O, Lachlan P, Riley P, Lisa P, Patricia P, Natalie P, Matthew P, Divya P, Miron P, Fiona P, Molly Q, Brianna R, Jacob R, Eliya R, Lily S, Emily S, Jordin S, Gema S, Amaya S, Sarah S, Olivia S, Neve S, Duncan S, Emily S, Keira S, Gabriella S, Zoe T, Hanna T, Jack T, Emmerson T, Carissa V, Haiteng W, Jasmine W, Derek W, Jeslyn W, Gabriel W, YangDi X, Alex Y, Vlad Y, Tatiana Y, Catherine Y, Grace Z, Evan Z, Yara Z, Sicily Z (and anyone we may have missed…)

a very happy month !! 


Quote of the Month


“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced”

                                                                                                                    Vincent Van Gogh


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