Students and Friends,
Summer has descended upon us with all its heat and beauty. As we
wrap up our 11th 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 Twitter and Facebook for
year-round news and fun-facts from around the art-world. Our
next newsletter will be sent out in September as we set to begin
our Fall Term classes.
The schedule for our upcoming Fall
Term Art Classes is available online. Register by June
14th and you will receive $10.00 off your Fall Term
fees (cannot be combined with other discounts). As
students who refer a new student to ArtVenture will receive a
$20 gift certificate, which can be used towards future
enrolment. Coupons and gift cards have an expiry date, cannot be
redeemed for cash, and must be presented at the time of payment.
Art Show – It
is with great anticipation that we invite you to join us as we
celebrate our students' artistic accomplishments on Sunday,
June 17th, 2-5pm. Bring
your family and friends and observe the subtle growth and
transformation in our students’ artwork from Kindergarten
through to adults, at our End-of-Term Art Show.
Summer Camps -
Inspired by the works of famous artists and classic literature,
our various summer camps include Visual Arts, 3D
Sculpting, Animation, and Creative Writing. This is
an opportunity for all involved to gain knowledge, practice, and
inquisitive 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 very fast. To secure a spot
register online or call us at 519.471.4278
PA Day June 8 –
We are happy once again to be part of London's "Kids 1st Day"
celebration. Drop-by with your child (age 5+) to participate in
one of the three FREE still-life drawing sessions that begin
at 9am, 10am, and 11am on Friday, June 8th. For information
about this and other activities in London visit Investing
in Children. ArtVenture is part of the "North London
Wishing you and your
family a warm and safe summer holiday!
The ArtVenture Team
The Art & History of Gargoyles
Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral
Gargoyles came into the Gothic architecture in the early
13th century and are defined as
waterspout" projecting water from an upper part of a roof
gutter to throw water clear of the walls or foundations.
Architects often used multiple gargoyles on buildings to
divide the flow of rainwater off the roof and minimize
potential damage from rainstorms. The term Gargoyle
originates from the French "gargouille" which means "throat"
or "to gargle". Using wood, stone, terracotta, limestone,
marble, and even metal - gargoyles were often carved,
painted, and some were even gilded. While the purpose of
Gargoyles was practical, these frightening, grotesque
sculptures were also throught to scare evil spirits away
from Churches, Cathedrals, and Gothic Castles. The symbolic
idea of gargoyles as "guardians" spread widely among church
goers at that time. It is believed that the medieval church
wanted to convey a terrifying impression of hell and enforce
that there was safety and sanctuary inside the church.
Gargoyles, like all mythological creatures, carry with them
deep, dark, and beautiful stories. They intertwine the
‘ordinary’ with the ‘extraordinary’ to create well rounded and
deeply moving legends. Follow this link to read one such version
Story of Gargoyles.
Happy Birthday To You…
wish our current and past June Birthday Students
A, Asmaa 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, Brynne C, Johanna D, Shan E, Olivia F, Jordyn F,
Kyra F, Katelynn F, Hayden F, Moriah G, Natalie G, Jalen H,
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, Kassidy M, Elliot M, Lorenza 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, Chloe T,
Jordyn T, Mia T, Keria W.G, Stephen W, Emily W, Emma W, Andrew
W, Sophia W, Andrew W, Eric W, Sarah W, Tianna Y, Vivian Y (and
anyone else we may have missed) a very happy month !!
“I call architecture, frozen music”
ArtVenture Art Studio
519 471 4278
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