Update On Summer Art Camp

Due to a lack of interest in week one, I cancelled week one July 2-5. At this point I hope to have the necessary numbers for the second week. My apologies to those who have submitted their application for both weeks. Please contact me if you have applied to both weeks and no longer wish to participate.

Art Camp 2013
July 8-12, 9am to 3pm

For those entering grade 9

Students who have been accepted into ESA for grade 9 in Visual Art are invited to enroll in our program that will assist in preparing for the four year ESA Visual Art program and help in developing thinking, analytical and creative skill sets. Last year parents and new grade nine students appreciated the opportunity to become acquainted with many of their future classmates, the school, and aspects of the ESA Visual Art program. I had a great deal of feedback about how this camp prepared students for grade 9 and helped to ease anxieties and stress around the transition to high school and to ESA. This is a great way for your child to make friends and begin to feel at home.

Participants will increase their appreciation for and develop a broader understanding of contemporary art, artists, and art practice. Thinking skills will be honed and goals for students will include a greater fluency with ideas, understanding several effective models for sourcing ideas of value, and becoming more familiar with the expectations and demands of a life in the arts. Participants will begin several projects, develop skills in verbalising and exchanging ideas during critiques, and look at contemporary art from around the world.

This is an excellent opportunity for people new to ESA to spend time with older and experienced members of our community in order to build familiarity and supportive relationships that will increase the degree of success in our environment. The world of ESA Visual Art is not necessarily one easily understood by outsiders due to the intensity of thought and quality of commitment by the majority of its members.

Portfolio Building Program 2013
July 8-12, 9am to 3pm

Students entering grades 10 – 12

Participants should propose a significant painting or series of paintings to me by the end of June, and will have access to me and ESA grads specialising in painting, providing an excellent opportunity to focus on portfolio and Portfolio Day preparation in a dedicated work space with concentrated focus on significant accomplishment. This is a rare opportunity for young people to experience studio life over a significant and dedicated block of time.

This camp will allow for students entering grades 10 – 12 to interact and build mentoring relationships with our new students, deepening their experience in the coming months and helping them to become leaders in future endeavours.

Both camps will be held at Etobicoke School of the Arts, 675 Royal York Road, Etobicoke

For questions or more information please contact me at [email protected]

A deposit of $200 will hold a place and will not be cashed until numbers are confirmed and camp is a 100% go.