Archives for September 2013

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards 2013

It is Scholastic Time again! 

Last year ESA won 248 Scholastic Art and Writing awards, including 128 Regional Gold medals!  This is half of all awards won around the world by students outside of the US.   

In the National Award round, of the 44 Gold and Silver medals awarded to Canadians, 24 went to students from ESA! 

It is free to enter and there are lots of categories for written work, plays, art, etc.

Please consider participating in this amazing opportunity.  Winners may have their work shown in New York and Washington, and are invited to participate in an exciting ceremony at Carnegie Hall!!

 You can create an account and enter work at:

 http://www.artandwriting.org/ors/registration

 Any questions please feel free to ask me.

Matthew Varey

 

Visual Art Field Trip Sept 27

For all Parents of Visual Art Students – We have added two additional gallery visits to our trip to the AGO on Sept 27th.

At 12.30 we will take a bus from the AGO to the Power Plant and the Harbourfront Centre. There are several exhibitions in the Harbourfront Centre and Micah Lexier’s exhibition at the Power Plant for us to visit.

Students will be released from Harbourfront Centre – 235 Queens Quay West – at 2.30pm

Any questions or concerns please contact Matthew Varey @ 416 394 6910

Terry Fox Run at ESA

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The Terry Fox Run (or walk) will be held at lunchtime on Thursday Sept 26th at the jogging track. There will be cake and drinks for those who participate. Also, canvassers will be coming to the classrooms in the morning for Tooney for Terry donations.

ESA Girls Rugby Tournament

Hi everyone!

On Monday, September 30th ESA will be hosting a girls rugby tournament and our girls will be competing to win! So come out and support this dedicated team because cheering really does help and really does go a long way. These girls have worked really hard, having practises in the morning and in the afternoon so come out and support the ESA Eagles!

Applying to Post-Secondary Power Point Presentation

Please check out our Student Services power point presentation on applying to post-secondary on our website:  www.esainfo.ca in the Student Services page by clicking on the Graduating Students tab.

Artistic Expression Opportunity

Cadence will be an opportunity for the community of Etobicoke to celebrate many different kinds of Artistic Expression. The evening will highlight the work of musicians, painters, poets, coffee roasters, bakers and more! The event will take on the character of a Coffee House setting. Attenders and participators will be able to enjoy musical performances, while sipping on a hot beverage and enjoying a homemade sweet treat. All aspects of the evening will be demonstrated in such a way that highlights the art of craftsmanship. If you are interesting in performing/submitting your art for a Cadence event please contact Amy Hartin @ (416) 231 4014 or find us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/422030607908034/

Details are as follows:

  • Oct. 4 | Nov. 1 | Dec. 6
  • 8:00pm-9:30pm
  • St. Matthews Church
  • 3962 Bloor St. W
  • $5.00 at the door

California College of the Arts at ESA!

A representative from California College of the Arts will be with us on Monday September 23rd to introduce students to the program and review work for those interested in applying this year or next.

Please speak with Mr Varey in room 102 if you are in a program other than Visual Art and would like to attend.

CCA offers undergraduate degrees in the following areas:
Animation (BFA)
Architecture (BArch)
Ceramics (BFA)
Community Arts (BFA)
Fashion Design (BFA)
Film (BFA)
Furniture (BFA)
Glass (BFA)
Graphic Design (BFA)
Illustration (BFA)
Individualized Major (BFA)
Industrial Design (BFA)
Interaction Design (BFA)
Interior Design (BFA)
Jewelry / Metal Arts (BFA)
Painting/Drawing (BFA)
Photography (BFA)
Printmaking (BFA)
Sculpture (BFA)
Textiles (BFA)
Visual Studies (BA)
Writing and Literature (BA)

Splash Rehearsal/Gig Calendar

Parents/Guardians of Splash performers: Please examine carefully the rehearsal/gig calendar for Splash. Pay close attention to any special rehearsal/gig which does not fall on a regular Tues/Thurs Rehearsal. Please encourage students to discuss with their teachers any missed work for special events and to have an open discussion with other Ensemble directors/outside commitments about any potential conflicts.

Scholastic Competition!!

It is Scholastic Time again!

Last year ESA won 248 Scholastic Art and Writing awards, including 128 Regional Gold medals!

This represents half of all awards given to students around the globe outside of the US.

As well, in the National Award round, of the 44 Gold and Silver medals awarded to Canadians, 24 went to students from ESA!

It is free to enter and there are lots of categories to enter written work, plays, art, etc.

I hope you will consider participating in this amazing opportunity. Winners have their work shown in New York and Washington, and are able to participate in a really exciting ceremony at Carnegie Hall!!

You can create an account and enter work at:

http://www.artandwriting.org/ors/registration

Any questions please feel free to ask me.

Matthew Varey

National College Fair – Information on American Colleges

National College Fair is happening this Sunday, September 22nd fro noon until 5 pm at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.  Visit:  http://www.biztradeshows.com/toronto-national-college/  for details.

Splash Show Choir Fundraiser – Chicago FAME Competition

Check out this new campaign to help send ALL of Splash to this important competition in March 2014!

Grade 9 Activity Day at Centre Island

For our third year in a row, Grade 9 students boarded the Toronto Ferry and landed on Centre Island for a full day of team building events. The purpose of the day is to have fun, of course, but it is also to give students the opportunity to meet and get to know their fellow students (especially those outside of their majors). 284 Grade 9s, 27 Student Helpers and 9 Staff members participated in a scavenger hunt, created a team cheer, and played a variety of team games.

Thanks to Student Council for organizing a wonderful day for our new students!

Here are a few photos from the day… Enjoy!