Students and Friends,
Having art students whose passion
lies in the process of inspirational learning, and observing the
level of dedication they put into their creations, is truly an
exercise of beauty and an atmosphere worth experiencing. These
are our students, and we are proud of their achievements.
We would like to send our humble gratitude to all our supporters
on this 10th Anniversary of ArtVenture as we were
voted the Best Art School in London for 2017. It is with
your help, support, and passion that we look forward to ten more
years of Creative Expression.
As always, we wrap-up each session by hosting an End-of-Term Art
Show, and would love to see you join us with your family and
friends as we celebrate the high quality artwork accomplished by
all our students this term. Our End-of-Term Art Show
is scheduled on Sunday March 19th from 2-5pm. All are welcome in
this celebration of the arts!
We are also in the midst of preparing for our
Break Art Camps (March 13-17),
Spring Term Art Classes (April 3 - June 24), and for those
already dreaming and planning for summer, our
Summer Art Camps. Schedules are available online for classes
and camps which includes Visual Arts, Sculpting, Creative
Writing and Animation camps. If you have not yet reserved your
spot, you can do so by following the links or calling us at
519.471.4278. Space is limited and both camps and classes are
filling up fast.
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Wishing us all a warm and festive spring
season to come!
The ArtVenture Team
The Art of Fernand Léger
Fernand Léger and two of his works
Joseph Fernand Henri Léger was a French
painter, sculptor, and filmmaker. In his early works he created
a personal form of cubism which he gradually modified into a
more figurative style. Working in Paris during the height
of Cubism, Léger’s iconic style with its emphasis on primary
colors and rounded, massive forms, has become informally
regarded as “machine art” or “Tubism” for the tube-like cubistic
form his models took. His interest in industry and machines was
further encouraged by the Italian Futurist painters and by his
military service for France during World War I. Even at their
most abstract, Léger’s subjects are easier to recognize than the
rigorous Cubist dissections of Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque.
While Léger would later revisit more traditional subjects -
including the female nude, landscape and still life – his works
retained his characteristically bold style. Few 20th
century artists accepted the
Industrial Revolution with as much enthusiasm as Léger
displayed during his long career. At Biot, in southern France, a
museum is devoted to his work.
Works of grade 11 - 12 students inspired by Léger
ArtVenture's Profile Series
- Grace Bilger
Within the past six months we focused our
profile series on the works and accomplishments of some of our
graduated alumni. It is now time to shift the attention onto
this year’s four Grade 12 graduates whose work at ArtVenture
you’ve seen each and every End-of-Term Art Show these past few
years. Our Profile Series continues this month by paying tribute
to our very talented Grace Bilger, whose time at our studio has
been spent as a student, volunteer, and Teacher’s Assistant over
the past few years.
Name: Grace Bilger
Number of terms at ArtVenture:
Planning to go to Sheridan for a Bachelor of Illustration and
minors in French and English.
- Who is your Favourite Artist?
- What is it about his/her work that appeals to you?
His abstract compositions composed of objects to make a face are
imaginative and amazing to look at. I’ve never been a fan of
making real-life portraits, so his work is an interesting way of
approaching the idea of a face without making it realistic.
- In all your years at ArtVenture, which was your favourite
I’d have to pick Yupo Papercut. Cutting the paper was so
satisfying and clean. When I decided to make a Chinese dragon, I
drew many small, individual scales not realizing how long it
would take to finish. However, the end result was really amazing
and it remains one of the works I’m most proud of.
- Has ArtVenture
impacted your career choice?
Yes, it definitely has. Before ArtVenture, I didn’t have much of
a creative drive. When I started art classes, I began to really
enjoy the lessons on art, the new techniques and the creative
freedom that went with it. I would practice the new techniques I
learned and would show off my new skills to my friends, raving
about the lessons I was taking in London. Soon I realized I
wanted to take art seriously and use it as a career choice. I
wanted to express myself, to show people what I can do and to
show that this isn’t just a job, it’s my life’s passion.
- What lessons did
you take from ArtVenture that you feel applies to daily life?
Don’t give up no matter
how stuck you are; there is always a way to turn it around and
create something amazing. You just need to push yourself and try
your hardest, never bending under pressure. I was taught
that mistakes can be fixed and that art can be made from them.
- Words of Wisdom:
hard and stay determined. Never give up because you believe
something is too difficult to complete, you’ll feel so much
better when you know you’ve put your heart and soul into it.
Grace and her paper-cut "Dragon"
Happy Birthday To You…
wish our current and past March Birthday Students
A, Jude A, Jessica A, Mara A, Katie B, Brooke B, Lauren B, Sarah
B, Izabela B, Jackson B, Paige C, Jordan C, Julia D, Megan D,
Ethan D, Christina D, Ilinca F, Leah G, Kiera G, Carolina G,
Madison H, Brittney H, Audrey H, Pierce H, Paighton J, Rachel J,
Stephanie K, Olivia K, Isabel K, Charlotte K, Trissy L, Alice L,
Alanna L, Yiran L, Sophie L, Kaley L, Brigitte M, Chelsea M,
Joshua M, Kaylee M, Jade M, Maja M, Kieran N, Emmanualla O, Noor
O, Olivia P, Claire P, Cole P, Carolyn P, Danielle P, Jazz-Lyn
P, Ella Q, Alina S, Maya S, Abbey S, Abby S, Olivia S, David S,
Erin S, Victoria S, William S, Ethan T, Lauren T, Faith T,
Taylor V, Emily V, Avah W, Lindsey W, Gabrielle W, Kathrina W,
Kelly X, Zoe Z (and others we may have forgotten)
happy month !!!
"Man needs colour to live; it’s just as
necessary an element as fire and water."
ArtVenture Art Studio
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