Grade 11 Exhibition at Neilson Park Creative Centre

80+ of the grade 11 Photography and Contemporary Art students are participating in an exhibition at the Neilson Park Creative Centre and would like to invite you to their opening Thursday January 12 from 7-9pm!

The show runs to February 5th and hours are Mon-Thurs 9am – 9.30pm, Fri-Sat 9am – 4pm and Sun 12pm – 4pm.

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Upcoming Events

The Etobicoke School of the Arts Contemporary Art Department Invites you to Many Events! All are free to attend:

December 14 – PD8 Meeting
Please join us at 7pm to learn about preparing for Portfolio Day 2017. Parents of students from any of our 6 majors who are considering participating in PD8 and even PD9 should attend. We will meet in room 102.

December 16 at OCADU – Art Talk 6
Please join us for the sixth installment of this internationally acclaimed speaking series featuring fifteen current ESA students from grades 10-12.
Art Talk 6 takes place at OCADU from 7-9pm on Friday December 16. We normally fill the auditorium – please try to be there by 6.50pm to ensure seats.
Invitation: https://www.facebook.com/events/126320841167525/
Location :
https://www.google.ca/maps/place/OCAD+University/@43.6543035,-79.390917,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xeb7301f5ea71968b!8m2!3d43.6543035!4d-79.390917

December 17 at L’es Enfant Terribles
Join us for our first opening at our New Space
Invitation:https://www.facebook.com/events/360840287613672/?notif_t=plan_user_associated&notif_id=1481592660753389
Information here:
https://www.facebook.com/Lesenfantterriblesossington/?fref=ts

January 12 at Neilson Park Creative Centre
Our grade 11 Contemporary Art and Photography students are exhibiting in a pre-PD8 exhibition at Neilson Park Creative Centre. All are welcome to attend our opening January 12, 7-9 pm.
Invitation:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1687781741247463/
Location:
https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Neilson+Park+Creative+Centre/@43.6295853,-79.567809,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x3b7dcead0c09646c!8m2!3d43.6295853!4d-79.567809

May 26 – at ESA
Art Sale
Our annual End of Year Art Show and Sale will take place Thursday, May 26, 2017. We open for business at 3.30pm and run until 9pm
Invitation:
https://www.facebook.com/events/685711188269291/

Donations
We are always thrilled accept donations of unwanted art supplies of any kind. We are especially keen on: Ink, Acrylic Paint, Oil Paint, Brushes, Drawing Materials, Pastels, Paper, Canvas Stretchers, Canvas, Tools, Camera Equipment, Wax, and Latex House Paint. All donations can be dropped off during the day in our school office at 675 Royal York Road in Etobicoke.
Financial donations of more than $20 are eligible for a tax receipt.

Thank you!
Matthew Varey

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Contemporary Art + Portfolio Day

Etobicoke School of the Arts Contemporary Art Program

Event: Join us Friday December 16th at 7pm at OCADU for Art Talk 6 – 15 of our students will be speaking about their research and process. Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/126320841167525/

Event: Meeting for those participating in PD8, PD9, and the summer program in NYC July 2017 – please join us at 7pm on December 14 in room 102. We will provide insight into Portfolio Day and the exciting summer program being developed with SVA in NYC

Donations: We are seeking donations on an ongoing basis of art supplies and materials for our students. Any donations of paper, ink, paint (oil + acrylic + latex house paint), stretchers, drawing materials, cameras and lenses, tools, plywood, Plexiglas, mat board, etc is greatly appreciated.

Donations can be dropped off between 8.30 and 4.30 Mon-Fri at ESA

I can be contacted at [email protected]

Thank you!

Matthew Varey

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PD8 + NY Summer Program meeting NEW DATE

All parents of those preparing for PD8 in 2017 and all students who will be participating are asked to join us for a meeting on Wednesday December 14 at 7pm.

We will cover all aspects of preparing for a successful experience, implications for post-secondary opportunities, scholarships, and process to have a successful application season.

We will also be launching an brilliantly exciting new opportunity for ESA students we are developing in New York this July.

Parents and students who will be part of PD9 are certainly also encouraged to attend.

Questions? Contact me at [email protected]

Thank you!

Portfolio Day 8 (2017) Meeting

All parents of those preparing for PD8 in 2017 and all students who will be participating are asked to join us for a meeting on Wednesday December 14 at 7pm.

We will cover all aspects of preparing for a successful experience, and implications for post-secondary opportunities and scholarships. We will also discuss a fabulous new opportunity for ESA students we are developing in New York in July.

Parents and students who will be part of PD9 are certainly also encouraged to attend.

Questions? Contact me at [email protected]

Thank you!

Choreographic Workshop Auditions

Choreographic Workshop auditions are right around the corner!

Auditions will take place on Tuesday November 8 at 3:30pm in Dance Studio 1.

Choreographic Workshop and Arts Showcase will be taking place on Wednesday November 23. Save the date!

PD7 on CTV

Hey everyone!

There was some great coverage of PD7 on CTV – click to watch

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this huge success. Thank you grade 12’s for your Herculean efforts, and to all the parents and friends and staff and caretakers who made this possible.

This is a beautiful place!

Invitation to Art Toronto 2016, October 28-31

Art Toronto Free Passes This Weekend

We have partnered with Art Toronto to provide the ESA community with free passes for this amazing event. We are hugely grateful to Art Toronto for this amazing opportunity!

Art Toronto is Canada’s international fair for modern and contemporary art that takes place from October 28-31 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. From exclusive new FOCUS: LATIN AMERICA projects to the engaging PLATFORM Speaker Series and over 100 leading Canadian and international galleries, this year’s fair promises a range of top-tier cultural offerings that you won’t want to miss. Opening tomorrow, make sure you get your tickets to attend the most important annual art event in Canada!

Please use the promo code TDSBCOMP for complimentary adult tickets to the fair. The code is valid for up to 2 tickets per transaction for admission during the fair from Friday, October 28 through to Monday, October 31.

Click here for link to Purchase Tickets with Code Already Applied

Click here for hours, location and directions. To receive email-only offers and news from Art Toronto, click here.

For more information about the fair including events, features, talks and more, visit ArtToronto.ca

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PD7 update

Thanks so much to everyone who has already signed up to help with the food and beverages for Portfolio Day on Friday.

There are just a few items we’re still missing – check out the sign up page

(http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090848a5ae23a5f49-portfolio) to see where you can help out. Thanks again – your support is very much appreciated!

Reminder of the schedule for parents – we would love your help setting up after school this week and taking down Friday night. Some schools will be set up in the library to speak with you beginning at 6.30.

Everyone else is invited to join us at 7pm to see the show

We have a record number of programs/schools attending – see list below:

1. Queens University, Kingston, ON, Canada
2. The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland
3. Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Atlanta, USA
4. Savannah College of Art and Design, Hong Kong
5. Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, Philadelphia, PA, USA
6. Fanshaw College, London, ON, Canada
7. Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
8. York University – School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design, Toronto, ON, Canada
9. McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
10. NSCAD, Halifax, NB, Canada
11. Parsons the New School, New York, NY, USA
12. Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC, Canada
13. Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA, USA
14. California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, USA
15. Max the Mutt College of Animation, Art and Design, Toronto, ON, Canada
16. Rhode Island College of Art and Design, providence, RI, USA
17. OCADU, Toronto, ON, Canada
18. College of Makeup Art and Design, Toronto, ON, Canada
19. Animation Portfolio Workshop, Toronto, ON, Canada
20. Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Toronto, ON, Canada
21. Concordia University, Montreal, PQ, Canada
22. Watkins College of Art, Design & Film in Nashville, TN, USA
23. School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, USA
24. College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI, USA
25. California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, USA
26. Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
27. University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
28. Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
29. Toronto School of Art, Toronto, ON, Canada
30. Camberwell College of Art, London, UK
31. Chelsea College of Arts, London, UK
32. Central Saint Martins, London, UK
33. London College of Communication, London, UK
34. London College of Fashion, London, UK
35. Wimbledon College of Arts, London, UK
36. Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Denver, CO, USA
37. Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA, USA
38. Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA, USA
39. Pratt MWP, Utica, NY, USA
40. San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, USA
41. Yukon School of Visual Art, Dawson City, Yukon, Canada
42. Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA, USA
43. Stamps School of Art and Design, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
44. University of Toronto Mississauga, Mississauga, ON, Canada
45. Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
46. Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles, CA, USA
47. SAIC, Chicago, IL, USA
48. Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, AB, Canada
49. Paris College of Art, Paris, France
50. University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus, Kelowna, BC, Canada
51. Centennial College, Toronto, ON, Canada
52. University of Guelph-Humber, Toronto, ON, Canada
53. Brock University, St. Catharines, ON, Canada
54. Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR, USA
55. University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
56. George Brown College, Toronto, ON, Canada
57. Waterloo University Knowledge Integration, Waterloo, ON, Canada
58. Waterloo University Global Business and Digital Arts Program, Waterloo, ON, Canada
59. Waterloo University, Architecture, Waterloo, ON, Canada
60. Guelph University, Guelph, ON, Canada
61. School of Creative Arts University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada
62. Algoma University, Sault Ste Marie, ON, Canada
63. University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
64. Mount Alison University, Sackville, NB, Canada

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Parents of PD7 Participants

So excited for next Friday!

Just wanted to remind folks that some of the 62 schools and programs will be setting up at 6.30 in the library to speak with you, the parents, about their programs.

The public is invited to join us at 7pm. Invitation below:

Invite to PD7 to be shared

PD7 – Everyone Invited

You are invited to attend our 7th Annual International Portfolio Day.

Parents who wish to speak with representatives are invited at 6.30 to the library where some of the attending schools will have tables set up and will be happy to answer questions.

Everyone else is invited to join us at 7pm in the many rooms and halls to experience the work the grade 12’s have made.

Facebook Invite Here

All are welcome. Spread the word!

Matthew Varey

Schools and programs attending PD7:

1. Queens University, Kingston, ON, Canada
2. The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland
3. Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Atlanta, USA
4. Savannah College of Art and Design, Hong Kong
5. Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, Philadelphia, PA, USA
6. Fanshaw College, London, ON, Canada
7. Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
8. York University – School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design, Toronto, ON, Canada
9. McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
10. NSCAD, Halifax, NB, Canada
11. Parsons the New School, New York, NY, USA
12. Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC, Canada
13. Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA, USA
14. California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, USA
15. Max the Mutt College of Animation, Art and Design, Toronto, ON, Canada
16. Rhode Island College of Art and Design, providence, RI, USA
17. OCADU, Toronto, ON, Canada
18. College of Makeup Art and Design, Toronto, ON, Canada
19. Animation Portfolio Workshop, Toronto, ON, Canada
20. Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Toronto, ON, Canada
21. Concordia University, Montreal, PQ, Canada
22. Watkins College of Art, Design & Film in Nashville, TN, USA
23. School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, USA
24. College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI, USA
25. California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, USA
26. Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
27. University of Toronto, Mississauga, ON, Canada
28. Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
29. Toronto School of Art, Toronto, ON, Canada
30. Camberwell College of Art, London, UK
31. Chelsea College of Arts, London, UK
32. Central Saint Martins, London, UK
33. London College of Communication, London, UK
34. London College of Fashion, London, UK
35. Wimbledon College of Arts, London, UK
36. Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Denver, CO, USA
37. Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA, USA
38. Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA, USA
39. Pratt MWP, Utica, NY, USA
40. San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, USA
41. Yukon School of Visual Art, Dawson City, Yukon, Canada
42. Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA, USA
43. Stamps School of Art and Design, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
44. University of Toronto Mississauga, Mississauga, ON, Canada
45. Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
46. Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles, CA, USA
47. SAIC, Chicago, IL, USA
48. Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, AB, Canada
49. Paris College of Art, Paris, France
50. University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus, Kelowna, BC, Canada
51. Centennial College, Toronto, ON, Canada
52. University of Guelph-Humber, Toronto, ON, Canada
53. Brock University, St. Catharines, ON, Canada
54. Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR, USA
55. University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
56. George Brown College, Toronto, ON, Canada
57. Waterloo University Knowledge Integration, Waterloo, ON, Canada
58. Waterloo University Global Business and Digital Arts Program, Waterloo, ON, Canada
59. Guelph University, Guelph, ON, Canada
60. School of Creative Arts University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada
61. Algoma University, Sault Ste Marie, ON, Canada
62. University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Portfolio Day 7 Food Assist Sign Up

Hello to everyone with kids in PD7

One of our super amazing parents, Andrea McBride, has been looking after the organisation of food and drink for the previous few portfolio days and she has been expertly fine tuning the process.

This year she has created a hugely practical process for those who would be willing to help with food for the day. Andrea has created the sign up below which allows her to track what is arriving. Please CLICK http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090848a5ae23a5f49-portfolio to see what we are asking for on the day.

We are super lucky to have such amazing support from all of the 110 or so representatives that are coming in from around the world to speak to our kids that day, and want to make sure they have a fantastic time and are very well cared for here at ESA. Many schools are of course spending thousands of dollars to send their staff to our school (some schools send multiple representatives), and we want to make sure they realise how thankful we are.

We will begin installing today in places, and in more places throughout the week. Next week is when the bulk of the work will take place. If you missed our meeting a few weeks ago, it would be good to catch up as the type and amount of work required to be successful in the coming months is certainly outside of what most people anticipate. There is a specific process for scholarships and acceptances that begin with portfolio day, and skipping or missing steps will cost us in the end.

Please make sure to join us on Friday October 28 from 7-9.30pm for PD7 and stay to help us clean up after if you can. Everyone is welcome – please invite all those you think would like to come. FB invite: CLICK HERE

Also – Art Talk 8: CLICK HERE

Thank you!!!

Matthew Varey
[email protected]

The following programs have said they are attending PD7:

1. Queens University, Kingston, ON, Canada
2. The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland
3. Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Atlanta, USA
4. Savannah College of Art and Design, Hong Kong
5. Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, Philadelphia, PA, USA
6. Fanshaw College, London, ON, Canada
7. Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
8. York University – School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design (Cinema & Media Arts and Computational Arts), Toronto, ON, Canada
9. McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
10. NSCAD, Halifax, NB, Canada
11. Parsons the New School, New York, NY, USA
12. Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC, Canada
13. Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA, USA
14. California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, USA
15. Max the Mutt College of Animation, Art and Design, Toronto, ON, Canada
16. Rhode Island College of Art and Design, providence, RI, USA
17. OCADU, Toronto, ON, Canada
18. College of Makeup Art and Design, Toronto, ON, Canada
19. Animation Portfolio Workshop, Toronto, ON, Canada
20. Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Toronto, ON, Canada
21. Concordia University, Montreal, PQ, Canada
22. Watkins College of Art, Design & Film in Nashville, TN, USA
23. School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, USA
24. College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI, USA
25. California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, USA
26. Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
27. University of Toronto, Mississauga, ON, Canada
28. Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
29. Toronto School of Art, Toronto, ON, Canada
30. Camberwell College of Art, London, UK
31. Chelsea College of Arts, London, UK
32. Central Saint Martins, London, UK
33. London College of Communication, London, UK
34. London College of Fashion, London, UK
35. Wimbledon College of Arts, London, UK
36. Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Denver, CO, USA
37. Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA, USA
38. Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA, USA
39. Pratt MWP, Utica, NY, USA
40. San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, USA
41. Yukon School of Visual Art, Dawson City, Yukon, Canada
42. Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA, USA
43. Stamps School of Art and Design, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
44. University of Toronto Mississauga, Mississauga, ON, Canada
45. Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
46. Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles, CA, USA
47. SAIC, Chicago, IL, USA
48. Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, AB, Canada
49. Paris College of Art, Paris, France
50. University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus, Kelowna, BC, Canada
51. Centennial College, Toronto, ON, Canada
52. University of Guelph-Humber, Toronto, ON, Canada
53. Brock University, St. Catharines, ON, Canada
54. Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR, USA
55. University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
56. George Brown College, Toronto, ON, Canada
57. Waterloo University Knowledge Integration, Waterloo, ON, Canada
58. Waterloo University Global Business and Digital Arts Program, Waterloo, ON, Canada
59. Guelph University, Guelph, ON, Canada
60. School of Creative Arts University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada
61. Algoma University, Sault Ste Marie, ON, Canada
62. University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada

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