Monday, January 31, 2011

Working with artist Ron den Daas

Vanessa creates a quick line drawing.

Justine blocks in some colour for her composition

Ben, Amy and Justine work with chalk pastels.

Alyssa and Allie observing intently.

Art academy students sketching in our backyard behind Carson Graham.

Justine and Ciara enjoying the great outdoors.

Michael and Quintana

Lisa experimenting with watercolour pencil crayons.

Jade works on her composition.

Will Stratton paints our "natural place to learn" behind Carson Graham.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Portfolio Primer

Secondary student Alejandro Torres-Lopez ponders his sculpture at Capilano University studio where he participates in the After School Art Program. The Portfolio Primer class is designed specifically for secondary students interested in pursuing art education and are building portfolios.
Master teachers and artists, Wayne Eastcott, Tiki Mulvihill and George Rammell teach painting, drawing and sculpture to 24 students in this class.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Summer Camp Dates

Dates have been set for this
years Paradise Valley Summer School of Visual Arts. The 18th annual outdoor studio adventure for young artists takes place from July 10th, 2011 to July 22nd, 2011. Once again students will work with a team of experienced art teachers and Canadian artists. July 10th to 15th;
drawing, painting and printmaking for ages 8 - 12. July 17th - 22nd; drawing painting and sculpture for ages 13 - 18. Artists will be announced soon and registration will begin in mid April.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

AfK Banner Contest

Artists for Kids is currently looking for submissions to our public art project. Students in grades K to 12 are creating one-of-a-kind designs to celebrate the coming of the new AfK Gallery on Lonsdale Avenue, scheduled to be complete in Spring 2012. The selected banner designs will be professionally produced and hung beside the corresponding work of one of three AfK patrons: Bill Reid, Gordon Smith, and Jack Shadbolt. The banners will line both sides of Lonsdale from the waterfront to the highway, for two years.

Julie Pappajohn's sample interpretive responses to the Bill Reid "Haida Grizzly" from the AfK Permanent Collection, for the Banner Contest.
The deadline for submitting artwork for the Banner Contest is February 4th...if your teacher hasn't started this project in your classroom, you should ask them to contact the AfK for a lesson plan and package!! Good Luck to all entrants!!

Julie Pappajohn with interpretive responses to the Jack Shadbolt's piece, "Winter Garden," from the AfK Permanent Collection, also for the Banner Contest.

All pieces meeting the criteria will be posted on our blog for everyone to enjoy, and will be entered into a draw to win one of three framed Gordon Smith prints.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

In the Gallery

Grade 4/ 5 students in Ms. Suchy's class from Eastview School enjoyed a full day of art in the gallery yesterday. Their project may include some submissions to our banner contest !

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The Building of the AfK Gallery

As you drive by Lonsdale, you can finally see the new school board building rising out of the ground. It's very exciting to see the floor of what will be the new location of the Gordon Smith Teaching Collection of Canadian Art. Until then it's business as usual at AfK. Our next enrichment sessions with artist Heather Aston will be coming up soon and after school classes begin on January 17th.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy New Year

Happy New year to all our followers. Last summer at Art camp, our senior students created this larger than life nest. This photo taken in December shows you just what an outstanding job they did. Any bird would be proud to call this home!

Just a reminder that it's not too late to sign up for after school art classes. While many of the classes are now full, some still have spots available. Classes will begin on January 17th.