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September 2017 Newsletter

Dear Students and Friends,


Our journey continues as ArtVenture enters its second decade within London’s thriving arts community! As we bid farewell to summer, we would like to take a moment and reflect on the busy and fun-filled time we had at the studio these past two months. With 12 separate camps and over two hundred young artists, we’ve seen magic flourish in our amidst as incredible artwork was accomplished by all. To our campers, their parents, and our amazing team of instructors and volunteers - we wish to thank you for your hard work, positive energy, and dedication to the arts. You have created a warm, fun, and productive atmosphere at ArtVenture this summer. Below you will see highlights from our journey together and we invite you to browse through our gallery for a better sense of the creative atmosphere we’ve had with our summer artists.

As we get ready to start the school year we wish to welcome our new and returning students. We are happy to announce that three new art teachers -
Gianna, Katrina, and Samantha - will be joining our team this school year. We welcome them as they join Anna, Erica, and Ayala, and look forward to working together alongside our students to make this term enjoyable and successfull. Please note that our Fall Term will run September 11th through December 16th. Since many of our classes are full, we have started 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 us with a request to be placed on a wait-list. Deposits will be fully refunded if space does not become available, or they can be used to hold a spot for you within our Winter Term classes.

We hope you can stay connected with us via Facebook and Twitter for year-round local, national, and international Arts News, and look forward to seeing you in the new term!

A quick reminder: 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, have no cash value, and must be presented at the time of payment.
Artistically yours,
The ArtVenture Team


Summer Splash at ArtVenture


Works from our 3D Sculpting and Visual Arts Summer Camps

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 tap into the critical thinker within our students as they compose art with thought and purpose. Throughout this past summer we celebrated Canada’s 150th birthday and fell in love with our vast culture and landscape through the works of Ted Harrison, Norval Morrisseau, Tom Thomson, Emily Carr, and Bill Reid. We discussed the ways in which our great Canadian artists used Colour, Lines, Shapes, Texture and Volume in their artwork to further enhance their masterpieces, and learned about the emotive nature of artwork and the importance of artistic choices within our own compositions. 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.
Exploring a wide range of The Arts - our summer students expanded on, experimented with and explored a wide range of techniques ranging from painting, to drawing, sculpting, animating, story writing, and story illustration. Whether they were just beginning Kindergarten or in the throws of their High School career, campers this summer were challenged as artists and as critical thinkers - and the visual results were indeed stunning!

Works from our Creative Writing and Visual Arts Summer Camps

Kids Corner
Every country has its legendary artist. For Canada, it is none other than Tom Thomson, whose impact on Canadian art was beyond comparison. Tom Thomson was born in Ontario in 1877 and died under mysterious circumstances in 1917. His body was found in Canoe Lake - Algonquin Park, 8 days after his disappeare. The cause of death had been ruled as drowning, but there were questions as to how he died. Some claim that he had been murdered, while others believe it may have been suicide. Whatever the reason, the speculation has only served to add to the mystique of Tom Thomson’s short lived life. As one of Canada’s most beloved painters, Thomson is often described as “our Van Gogh”, whose vibrant interpretations of the northern landscape have come to represent Canada to so many of us. Ever since his death, his work has had a huge impact on Canadian art. The Group of Seven formed after his death, and even today, many Canadian artists list Tom Thomson as one of their artistic influences. To learn more about our very own national legend, Tom Thomson, follow the link and enjoy a trailer to the 2011 documentary “West Wind – The Vision of Tom Thomson".

Happy Birthday To You…

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






  a very happy month !!!




Quote of the Month


“You know an artist has to have paint, even if he goes hungry...”
                                                                                                               Tom Thomson


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