Students and Friends,
Summer has descended
upon us with all its glory and beauty. As we wrap up our 10th
year at ArtVenture, we would like to take this opportunity to
extend a very warm "Thank You" to all of our past and present
students, campers, birthday kids, and devoted community members.
Your continued support and word-of-mouth recommendations have
helped us create a rich art program that is fun and engaging for
all involved. As this e-newsletter marks the last for the school
year, we invite you to follow us on
Facebook for year-round news and fun-facts from around the
art-world. Our next newsletter will be sent out by the end of
August as we set to begin our Fall Term classes.
- The schedule for our upcoming
Term Art Classes is available on line. Register
before June 15th and you will receive $10.00 off the regular
– Here are three reasons to celebrate with us this month: Our
10th Year Anniversary, Canada’s 150th Birthday, and
our students’ incredible works of art!
It is with great
anticipation that we invite you to join us as we celebrate these
three events on Sunday, June 18th, 2-5pm. Join us as we
showcase our students’ accomplishments at our End-of-Term Art
Show. Bring your family and friends and observe the subtle
growth and transformation in our students’ artwork from
Kindergarten through to adults, as we pay homage to Canadian
Artists of the past 150 years.
- Inspired by literature and the works of famous artists, our
Summer Camps include Visual Art, Creative Writing, 3D
Sculpting, Painting, Drawing, and Storyboarding. This is an
opportunity for all involved to gain knowledge, practice, and
fun-filled exploration as we focus on the elements of art, the
beauty of illustration, and the process of creation. This year,
we are offering half day and full-day camp options. Space is
limited and camps are filling up fast. To secure a spot register
online or call us at 519.471.4278
June 9 - We are happy once again to be part of
London's annual "Kids 1st Day" celebration. Drop-by with your
child (age 5+) to participate in one of the three FREE drawing
sessions that begin at 9am, 10am, and 11am on Friday June 9th.
For information about this and other activities in London visit
Investing in Children. ArtVenture is part of "West London
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 and have no cash value and must be presented at the time of
you and your family a warm and safe summer holiday!
The ArtVenture Team
The Art of
Art inspired by works of Norval Morrisseau
Morrisseau, also known as Copper Thunderbird, was an Aboriginal
Canadian artist known as the "Picasso of the North" and
celebrated for his elegant artwork depicting the legends of his
people. In accordance with Anishnaabe tradition, Morrisseau was
raised by his maternal grandparents. His grandfather, a shaman,
taught him the traditions and legends of his people. His
grandmother was a devout Catholic and from her he learned the
tenets of Christianity. The contrast between these two religious
traditions became an important factor in his intellectual and
artistic development. Morrisseau developed his art isolated from
major urban centres. It was then that Morrisseau developed his
pictographic style, combining rich colours and representing
inner realities with strong flowing lines to indicate spiritual
forces. His images portrayed an x-ray anatomy
with spirit power lines radiating from the spines of the
creatures he portrayed. His figures are often accompanied
by other spirit-beings, or manitous, that represent the
life force of all living things. Turtles, muskrats, frogs, fish,
birds, butterflies, trees, and men, women, and children all
appear in his works as interconnected beings within one
universe. Norval Morrisseau was awarded the prestigious Order of
Canada Medal in 1978 for his contribution to Canadian Art.
Art inspired by works of Norval Morrisseau
Wishing Our Alumni All
We wish to thank our alumni for their candid
and positive feedback and their gorgeous artwork, and we look
forward to watching our new and returning students develop
artistically and join ArtVenture’s list of talented Alumni.
Special thanks going out to those who in the past ten months
agreed to be featured in our "Profile Series": Jordan Jones,
Emily Jenkins, Anna Wilson, Sydney Driscoll-Davies, Aleks
Romanowski, Roasalie Halls, Grace Bilger, Brigitte Maurice, Alex
Drozd, and Jacquelyn Cooney. 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.
ArtVenture's Profile Series
Each month this year
we featured works of ArtVenture’s talented alumni. Wrapping up
our profile series as a celebration of our 10th Year
Anniversary, we wish to pay tribute to one final dedicated and
talented young lady, whose work has caused many of us to gasp
and gawk in disbelief over the past few years.
Terms at ArtVenture: 19
Career Choice: Film Production
is your Favourite Artist?
artist is Eloy Morales.
What is it about his work that appeals to you? Eloy
Morales’ work is stunning. I love his ability to create
incredibly realistic paintings that look as though they are
In all your years at ArtVenture, which was your favourite
My favourite ArtVenture project is the
still-life drawing I did of a cow skull. It took ages to finish
it but I enjoyed working with my medium of choice and I was very
pleased with the results.
impacted your career choice?
ArtVenture has helped me develop my artistic abilities and
confidence. While I am not pursuing a career in visual arts, my
years at ArtVenture taught me how to think creatively and
outside the box. These are transferable skills that I take with
me into the future.
What lessons did you
take from ArtVenture that you feel applies to daily life?
Approaching tasks with a creative mindset
is a lesson I take from ArtVenture. Learning how to think
creatively happens often when you work in art, and it’s a skill
that applies to daily life when something unexpected arises.
Graphite on paper - Jacquelyn Cooney
Happy Birthday To You…
wish our current and past June Birthday Students
A, Payton A, Avery B, Sara B, Mackenzie B, Genevieve B, Laurel
B, Morgan B, Dominic B, Samantha B, Rieley C, Sydney C, Stefanos
C, Alex D, Johanna D, Shan E, Olivia F, Jordyn F, Kyra F,
Katelynn F, Moriah G, Natalie G, Theresa H, Hannah H, Hania H,
Ashley H, Audrey H, Alena I, Kathryn I, JunWon K, Alexandra K,
Brian K, Kalina K, Emily K, Anastasia L, Alena M, Emma M, Ella
M, Kalina M, Mark M, Annabel M, Noa M, Kate M, Lynn N, Cullen O,
Liza O, Vivian P, Zach P, Bridget P, Ella M, Keira M, Kathleen
M, Annabel M, Evelyn R, Jackelyn R, Joey R, Jacqueline R, Netta
S, Matthew S, Cindy S, Kaitlyn S, Katelyn S, Jordyn T, Mia T,
Keria W.G, Stephen W, Emma W, Andrew W, Sophia W, Andrew W, Eric
W, Sarah W, Vivian Y (and anyone else we may have missed)
happy month !!!
“I made circles because they represent something with no
beginning and no ending, and I divided them in half because
there are two sides to everything, good and bad, short and tall,
love and hate, man and woman”
ArtVenture Art Studio
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