Archives for November 2012

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Visual Arts Update

Thank you to everyone who come by and purchased work on Saturday from our first ever Art Expo!

We ran it this year as an experiment and based on the feedback we received plan on making it an annual event! Thank you as well to SESAT and the parent volunteers who organized and ran the craft sale on Saturday – it was a huge endeavor!

Upcoming for Visual Art:

Right now students are putting finishing touches on their entries for two international competitions, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards (deadline January 4), and he 2012 Saatchi Gallery / Sunday Telegraph Art Prize for Schools (deadline December 10). If successful, our students will be involved in receiving $10 000 scholarships and exhibitions in London, New York, and Washington.

We have been offered the opportunity to exhibit for the month of January at the Samuel J. Zacks Gallery at York University – stay tuned for information!

ESA Photography will again exhibit during the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival this May at KUMF Gallery in Bloor West Village – info to follow.

Early follow-up from PD3 continues to exceed expectations. Several students have already been offered placement in schools of their dreams, and I anticipate a truly remarkable year of offers. Congratulations grade 12!

See what we have entered in the Saatchi Competition so far at:

Upcoming Events



Nov 22 & 25   F.T.  Rehearsal & Performance @ Grey Cup Game Eve/Weekend (AMB)

Nov 24            F.T. Outdoor Club @ Rock Climbing 1:00-3:00 (SPI) 

Nov 26            F.T. SPLASH & Sr. MT Classes @ Sheridan College Eve. (AIK/BEN/WAR)

                           F.T. EWC4U Harbord Collegiate 9:30-12:30 (MOR

ESA Visual Arts in the news!

Click on the link to see some coverage of Portfolio Day 3!

ESA/SESAT Craft Fair & Silent Auction

It’s today (Saturday)!!! Over 90 vendors, a student art sale, bake sale and a silent auction that has taken over the library (there are so many fabulous items)…You can even have lunch at the food court. Did we mention the free parking?

Schedule Change – Wednesday November 21 and Wednesday November 28

Due to the teacher strike, we will not be having late starts this Wednesday November 21 or Wednesday November 28. Students and families should plan for full school days on these coming Wednesdays. Not a popular move, I know!

Art & Comic Sale!!

Art & Comic Sale

Fundraiser for the Visual Art Department
Part of the ESA Craft Fair
Saturday November 17 10-2pm

Etobicoke School of the Arts
Room 100
675 Royal York Road

We have hundreds of reasonably priced photographs and mint condition comic books along with a few paintings that we will be selling during the Craft Sale tomorrow!

Please come by!

See you there!

Matthew Varey

LAMP Community Health Centre presents two workshops on anxiety

A new coalition for Children and Youth mental health, a network  of professionals  across the province say that mental health issues are the number one problem facing schools today.

LAMP is hosting Two workshops on mood disorders in youth, one for youth, one for parents.  LAMP is a Community Health Centre at  185 Fifth Street, Etobicoke, ON  M8V 2Z5

The first workshop for youth is on anxiety, how to identify it, how to manage and control it, when and where  to go for help. The date is Wednesday November 21st @ 5:30 pm at LAMP Community Health Centre in the community room. The Guest Speaker Jennifer Foulds with the Mood Disorders Association will speak from lived experience.

anxiety workshop poster 2012

The second workshop is for parents. An  Introduction to mood disorders in youth and a talk from parent who has an 11 year old child who has always had anxiety. This parent, who has recently written a book ‘Just Like You’,  will give her thoughts on how to help and support  children with anxiety. The workshop will be held Wednesday December 5 in the community room, time 6: 30 pm.

Leanne Needham the co ordinator of youth and family programs at the Mood Disorders Association will also give a brief introduction to  mental health issues and youth. This workshop will also take place in the community Room LAMP Community health centre 185 Fifth Street.

For more information or to register please contact Jasmin Dooh at [email protected] or 416-252-6471 ext. 308

anxiety workshop poster parents Dec 2012



Volunteer Opportunity for Harmony Singers Christmas Concert

The Harmony Singers of Etobicoke are looking for volunteers for their Christmas Concert. The concert is being held on Sunday, December 9th at 3 p.m. at the HumberValley United Church at 76 Anglesey Blvd. They need volunteers to help from 1-6 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help sell tickets, hand out programs, act as ushers and runners. If interested please call 416-201-0431.

ESA Craft Fair & Silent Auction

Don’t miss it – Saturday at ESA!


Dave Bennett of The Talent House Visits ESA Wed. Nov. 14th

Dave Bennett, an agent with The Talent House, will be visiting the school tomorrow to answer students’ questions concerning the value and place of actor agency. Mr. Bennett is the head of the Voice Over/Film & Television Departments, the Literary and Creative Department and handles US Theatrical Projects for The Talent House. The session, which is open to all students, will take place on Wed. November 14th in the Mini Theatre beginning at 11:40am. Please note that the session is not a solicitation of clients for The Talent House.

ESA Art Expo – ART SALE this Saturday!

During the 2012 ESA Craft Fair this Saturday Visual Arts will be selling art work – paintings/photographs/ etc – in room 100!

Please join us and help our department grow by purchasing art works by our fabulous students to support the purchasing of materials and equipment! 

We will be selling amazing works that make excellent gifts!

See you on Saturday in room 100 from 10am to 2pm!

Thank you to SESAT for allowing us to join their amazing event!