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October 2019 Newsletter

Dear Students and Friends,

 

Our fall term is well on its way and with each class we are reminded of the passion and dedication that each art student brings forward each and every week. The artistic energy so palpable at the studio reminds us that fall is quickly approaching as we look forward to London’s changing colours and to the many colours created within our studio this term. In one short month since we've been back in session, our students have been busy learning about the fundamentals of still-life drawing as we explore value shading together. From sandcastles to sunflowers and driftwood, we have seen incredible drawing skills this past month and cannot wait to see what October brings forth!

Since we are a month into our Fall Term classes, online registration is closed, but it is never too late to join us mid-term. We have a few spots still available in a few of our classes and look forward to welcoming you and your child to our studio. To register for our on-going Fall Term classes and receive the current pro-rated fee, you can call the studio at your convenience. Winter Term schedule for January-March, 2020 and online registration are now available. Check our website and register early to secure a spot in the day and time that best fits your schedule.

As always, we would like to thank our current students for your word-of-mouth recommendations by offering you a $20 gift certificate when referring new students to our art classes (conditions apply).

We hope you can stay connected with us via 
Facebook and wish you all a picturesque Fall Season to come.

Artistically Yours,
The ArtVenture Team


 Mylar - Working with new media in Art

 

Ava C. - Grade 9 Ben F.- Grade 10 Bob Z. - Grade 9
Ava C. - Gr 9 Ben F. - Gr 10 Bob Z. - Gr 9

Mylar is the brand name for a special type of stretched polyester film. It was developed in the 1950s specifically for NASA’s use of the Echo II balloon. Over the years a variety of industries found a wide range of use for Mylar, and today it is being used regularly as electric insulator, reflective material, gas and odour barrier, as well as flexible food packaging. In art and textile, Mylar can be used as a cover over paper and cloth to provide a shiny surface. With greater exploration of the media, a number of contemporary artists have been using Mylar as a surface for their artwork - as it is acid-free and lends itself well for drawing media such as graphite, charcoal, coloured pencils and conte. The feeling of drawing on the surface of Mylar is very pleasant. It has a solid grip for pencil and erasing graphite is quite easy without affecting the surface. The chemical resistance of Mylar makes it also a great media for painting exploration when working with oil paints or watercolours. Since Mylar does not absorb the liquids contained within paint, the pigment remains vibrant on the surface of the media allowing for marblization to occur with watercolour, oil paint, and acrylics alike. As a relatively new media within the realm of visual arts, Mylar is a newfound gem for artists across North America and the world.

Sources: https://www.thoughtco.com/mylar-polyester-film-608929

https://www.theartdigger.com/art-resources/material-resources/mylar-support-drawing-painting

 

 

Jennah H. - Gr 9 Emily K. - Gr 12 Stephanie D. - Gr 11

 


Kids Corner

 

It was NASA’s need for a light weight reflective material that led to the development of Mylar nearly 70 years ago. Since then, the use of Mylar has come a long way to include many everyday objects such as toys, food containers, and clothes. With time, even the world of art has caught on and began to use Mylar as a medium through which beautiful creations are made. As NASA continues to develop new ways to explore our solar system, their inventions continue to seep through and make their way to our homes, neighbourhoods, and everyday life. Follow the link to explore the many ways in which NASA inventions continue to inspire the world around us and the art we create daily.

 


Happy Birthday To You…

 

We wish our current and past October Birthday Students

 

Sadie A, Naijah-Kai A, Preston A, Olivia B, Jenny B, Kira B, Rylee B, Eva B, Braydon B, Sadie C, Zoe C, Penelope G, Maks G, Olivia G, Monika G, Simiya G, Freya H, Maggie H, Oliver H, Tina H, Rinni H, Mia J, Peter K, Harry K, Solange K, Maya K, Justin K, Charlotte K, Alexis K, Erin K, Joel K, Kaylee L, William L, Sara L, Caitlyn M, Elsie M, Antony M, Zahra M, Jeannie M, Sophie M, Lucy N, Layla O, Miraya P, Bineth P, Kate P, Alex P, Lia P, Isabela R, Dayanna R, Hannah S, Zac S, Liza S, Charlotte S, Callie S, Yutian T, Katelyn V, Ainsley V, Voula V, Joanna W, Aiden W, Theresa W, Estella W, Carolyn W, Emily X, Catherine Y, Stone Y, Jasmine Y, Angela Z (and anyone we may have missed) a very happy month !!

 


Quote of the Month

 

 “Creativity takes courage.”
                                           
                                                            Henri Matisse


                   


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