Portfolio Day 8 November 3

If you are thinking of applying to ESA this year, or are someone who would like to see what our grade 12’s have been up to, please join us between 7pm and 10 pm to view more than 2000 art works hung throughout the first floor of the building.

Parents – a reminder that some of the post-secondary representatives will be setting up tables in the library beginning at 6.30 Friday evening to speak with you about their programs. You are welcome to arrive this half hour before the general public to have any questions answered and meet the reps.

If you would like to help support this event and other fantastic work we do, you can make a tax deductible donation through our parent organisation by selecting Visual Arts here: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/13311

See you all on Friday!

2017 Choreographic Workshop

Tickets are on sale now for the 2017 Choreographic Workshop. It is a wonderful evening of talent that is happening on November 8th, 2017 at the Nancy Main Theatre at ESA. For ticket information, please visit, esainfo.ca or you are welcome to purchase tickets at the door at 6:00pm

Have to start your holiday gift shopping? Here’s a tip

Finding that special something is made easy at this event with over 85 artisan vendors sharing their hand crafted works. a silent auction featuring 100 items including student art, jewellery, event tickets and beautiful baskets. You can even top off the day with lunch at our Polar Express Cafe featuring delicious homemade meals and take some scrumptious treats home from our Bake Sale too!

Attending the event is a win-win for you and ESA fundraising efforts so make it a day, bring your family, friends and neighbours.

Please help us promote the event by sharing.

Here is a link to the event for Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/events/1761511124151281/

Thanks everyone.

The SESAT fundraising team

 

 

 

 

 

Contemporary Art Updates!

1. OPENING:

Wednesday March 1 at Artscape Youngspace – 2nd floor – more than 100 students from 20 schools across the TDSB and TCDSB are exhibiting until March 7. We have 8 works in the show by students in grades 10-12

2. OPENING:

Friday March 3rd – Wear and Tear at Les Enfants Terribles – 7-9 pm – 130 Foxley Place just North of Argyle, West of Ossignton. Noah Baret, Ruby Evers, Owen Herlin and Maizy Shepherd exhibiting fashion related works. Click here for information

3. OPPORTUNITY:

We have a first time partnership with School of Visual Art in New York City for a three week pre-college program running this July 10-28. This residency offers college credits, opportunities to meet photo based contemporary artists, and an exhibition in NYC. Contact matthew.varey@tdsb.on.ca for more information.

4. Art Talk:

Please join us for Art Talk 7 on Friday March 31st from 7-9pm at OCADU. Click here for more information

5. OPENING:

Join us for our Contact 2017 exhibition at Artscape Youngspace on April 20th from 7-9pm. Our grade 12 Contemporary Photography students will be exhibiting stunning work. Click here for more information

6. OPENING:

Two grads are presenting a newly published book of poetry on Thursday March 9 from 7-11pm at Narwhal Art Projects. Click here for more information

7. PRESS:

Congratulations to Callen Schaub for his recent feature in the Globe and Mail. Click here to see the article

8. ART SALE:

We present our end of the year sale and exhibition on Thursday May 25th from 3.30 to 8pm. Hope to see you there! Click here for information

9. INTERVIEW:

Recent grad Agnes Wong was just interviewed for Parking Lot Magazine. Click here to read the interview

10. PRESS:

There are a few photographs from our grade 11 exhibition at the Neilson Park Creative Centre HERE

11. CONGRATULATIONS:

Congrats to grade 11 Rachel Burns for featuring on the cover of the most recent edition of the University of Toronto’s Trinity Review, and to Alessia Dowhaniuk for having poetry inside!

Volunteers Still needed…

For the Toronto Public Library Cyber Seniors programme.  The start date has been pushed back two weeks, to Oct 15th to allow additional time to train new volunteers.  So..

  • Are you aged 13-19 years old?
  • Looking for a volunteer opportunity?
  • Are you good with computers?
  • Are you available on Saturday afternoons throughout October and into early November?

Volunteer at the Toronto Public Library in their Cyber Seniors programme.  Teen mentors work with seniors to help them learn new computer skills.

  • Training provided.
  • Community Service Hours awarded

Programme starts this weekend at Brentwood Library (Bloor and Royal York), as well as a few other TPL branch locations.

  • Information flyers, and applications, are available in the ESA Library.
  • Or contact Ana Malespin, Youth Librarian, Brentwood Branch: amalespin@torontopubliclibrary.ca or 416-394-5240.

Read this testimonial from a programme participant.

Volunteer Opportunity: Toronto Public Library Cyber Seniors

WANTED!  Teens aged 13-19 years old.

  • Looking for a volunteer opportunity?
  • Are you good with computers?
  • Are you available on Saturday afternoons throughout October?

Volunteer at the Toronto Public Library in their Cyber Seniors programme.  Teen mentors work with seniors to help them learn new computer skills.

  • Training provided.
  • Community Service Hours awarded

Programme starts this weekend at Brentwood Library (Bloor and Royal York), as well as a few other TPL branch locations.

  • Information flyers, and applications, are available in the ESA Library.
  • Or contact Ana Malespin, Youth Librarian, Brentwood Branch: amalespin@torontopubliclibrary.ca or 416-394-5240.

Read this testimonial from a programme participant.

Toronto Public Library: Volunteer Readers Needed

The IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) Collection for Young People with Disabilities, located at North York Central Library Children’s Department (Toronto Public Library), is looking for readers to help read and evaluate submissions for the 2017 IBBY Outstanding List.

Deadline: before Canadian Thanksgiving (Oct. 10, 2016)

What to do: You will be asked to read the whole book, evaluate and write short answers to the evaluation form. We will send info about this IBBY project and criteria for evaluation.

How: You would need to be able to pick up and return a reviewing copy of the titles at a TPL location.

What: While we have books in English, we particularly need readers for Greek, Japanese, German, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Icelandic, Russian, Arabic, Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Basque, and Turkish.

Why: We do need your help with this project but it is a great opportunity to see what is emerging in children’s publishing outside of North America.

We hope you will be interested to learn more about IBBY and about this reference collection. Check out IBBY’s webpage.

Questions: Email: ibby <at> torontopubliclibrary.ca or call Leigh Turina and Deb Pearson at North York Central Library Children’s Department 416-395-5630.

Rio 2016!

We have had some amazing coverage this week around our assisting Moss + Lam in making parts of Canada House in Rio.

Spencer Julien was interviewed on CBC’s Here and Now and appeared on the CBC 6pm tv news. Here are two articles supporting the story:

ESA Contemporary Art in Rio 1

ESA Contemporary Art in Rio 2

Parents of 2016/2017 grade 12’s

45% of ESA’s grade 12 students have signed up to participate in Portfolio Day 7 on October 28.

We can not afford to run PD7 with a 35% increase in participants over 2015 and meet our financial responsibilities. The Visual Art Department has paid for 100% of costs incurred in PD1-PD6. We have created a crowd funding campaign so that you are able to easily contribute to this event. If every participating student has $210 donated on their behalf we will be full steam ahead.

If we do not raise the required amount the event will be reconsidered. The Visual Art/Photography Department has grown significantly in the past three years which has increased our total expenditures. As well as more students to support, costs of supplies have jumped due to the dollar dropping and a natural inflation of prices – a triple hit to our budget.

If this does not happen the structure breaks and opportunities for non Visual Art students decrease – which we do not want.

Fundraising information is found here:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/esa-portfolio-day-2016#/

Only 6 days remain! Thank you!

Matthew Varey

Kids Cooking Camp Volunteer Opportunity

Please see attachment for details:

Volunteer Opportunity_Kids Cooking Camps

Get Fit Opportunity for Youth

GoodLife Fitness is offering a free Summer membership for youth ages 12-17.  This program is available beginning July 4th and ends on September 4th.  Registration is required.  Please see this link for details:  https://www.teenfitness.ca/ .

Great Opportunity for Males aged 16-19 At Soulpepper!

Soulpepper is offering a fantastic free program to males aged 16-19.  Deadline to apply is June 6th, 2016.  Please see the attachment.

Mainstage Men Application 2016

ESA