Our students at work!

Our students at work!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

2015 year end exhibition!

Please join us at Ingram Gallery, 24 Hazelton Avenue, on June 24th, from 5-7pm to view and celebrate works by the amazing 2014/15 students of the Kensington Art Academy.

Our second year of the Kensington Art Academy was filled to the brim with new and returning students. Students in our grade 7/8 and high school classes developed their drawing, painting and design skills, while they worked with watercolour, charcoal, pencil, acrylic, pastel, ink and oil paint. Some of our students worked on portfolios for application to secondary and post secondary art programs. All of our students who applied to arts based programs this year were accepted!

New this year, Kensington Art Academy offered an 8 week mentorship program, for young artists, ages 18-30. This pilot program was designed to foster hard art skills and the opportunity to critically analyze how drawing and painting exercises can be taught in a community setting. We looked at the challenges and strategies required to teach art fundamentals to youth at risk. Next year, we hope to see the mentorship program become a full time, weekly class at KAA and include hands on teaching opportunities as well as grant writing and fundraising classes.

Our students will be present at their year end exhibition reception, in Ingram Gallery's beautiful new space. We'd be delighted to share this year's successes with you.

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