ONE OF A KIND SPRING ART SHOW – 500 + LOCAL ARTIST FROM ACROSS CANADA
Dear Nile Academy, Family and Friends,
Ms. Aral’s Gr. 11 Art Class had the wonderful opportunity to visit the ‘One Of A Kind Art Show’ on March 29th 2017. We started the day by participating in an exciting DeSerres workshop, where we had the occasion to make our own customized stenciled inspirational quotes that were framed. Such as, “Be the exception,” “Stay positive, Work Hard, Make it Happen,” “Hakuna Matata, it means no worries,” “Good Vibes Only,” “Start Somewhere,” “Do it with passion or not at all.” During the show, students were fascinated to have discussions with various talented artists and artisans, as they asked important questions about the methods used to create their crafts.
Moreover, students learned that each artist’s dexterity and skills, alongside their strategies and techniques, is what makes their masterpieces unique and original. Students had the chance to meet artists who carve, paint, weave, sculpt, design, assemble, air brush, animate, decorate, decoupage, depict and sketch, as particular methods of expressing their inventiveness and imagination. By and large, this amazing show has been flourishing since 1975, where more than 500 local artists across Canada have come together, as a means to inspire craftsmanship and creativity. Overall, students had a life learning experience, as this show opened up their point of view on how handmade artwork and crafts are extremely valuable, as they have the connotation of expressing the hard labour, enthusiasm and originality of the artists!
Ms. Aral – Art Teacher