Thursday, December 15, 2011

Artists for Kids will be closed from December 17, 2011 until January 3, 2012. See you in the new year!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

The Art of Putting Things Together: Adult Art Class Session 4

For the fourth and final session of the "Colouring Outside Your Mind" adult art class, students pulled out all of their work from the previous three sessions (quite a lot of it, as it turned out!), and proceeded to rip and tear and cut their work to build a mixed-media collage.  We used fluid medium as "glue" and layered it with paint and grease pencils.

Students learned that sometimes all it takes to make a composition better is to cut off the part that is not working and keep going!  These pieces are some examples of the success that they achieved...

We will be offering more adult art classes in the Winter Session...look for more information in the next Artists for Kids newsletter, or on our website:

Friday, December 2, 2011

Building a Love of Architecture - Grade 3 Enrichment

Architecture Canada and Artists for Kids are bringing architecture to life for kids. In November, two dozen Grade 3 students had the opportunity to work with an architect (Kate Busby) and an art teacher (Candace Gillespie) to expand their understanding of space and forms. Running for three Mondays, the students who were selected by their teachers, were able to learn more about the power of architecture and the elements that make it effective as well an asset to our communities.

In the three day-long classes, kids have learned about perspective, bubble diagrams, elevation drawings and the use of clay in formulating designs, to help them develop a sensitivity and appreciation for the built environment.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

After School Jewellery Making Class

Students in the After School Jewellery Making class at Argyle learn a variety of techniques to make personal pieces of jewellery such as rings earrings and pendants.

After School Clay Creations Art Class

The students in the Clay Creations class at Carson Graham proudly show off their works in progress.

After School Art Class Registration

Registration for the next session of After School Art classes has started. Please see the website for details and then call our office 604-903-3798 to register.