VISUAL ARTS DEPARTMENT NEWSLETTER
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We are off to a great start this semester. The first month consisted of students working on observational drawings in many of the classes. Below is a brief overview of what is happening in each course.
Gr. 9 Open
Students are currently working on one point perspective drawings.
Gr. 9 RAP
Wendy Mitchell-Burke will be in to work with our grade nines creating medallions out of clay.
The theme is Canada 150th. Medallions will be handed out to RAP graduates at this year's Rap Graduation.
Gr. 10 Open
Students are studying and making 3D forms out of clay.
Gr. 10 RAP
Students will be heading out to see the Guillermo del Toro show at the AGO.
Gr. 11 Open
Students are working on submissions for the Marion Drysdale Awards.
Gr. 11 Media
Students are working on videos about student life at Mayfield.
Gr. 11 RAP
Arrangements are being made for the class to work with a special project guest artist.
Gr. 12 Photography
Students recently went on a field trip to Toronto and are currently studying different lighting effects.
Gr. 12 RAP
Students are completing a series of figure drawings of model Shel Goldstein under the artistic direction of guest artist Candace Slack.
MAYFIELD'S NEWEST INSTALLATION:
Gr. 11 RAP students from Semester 1 of 2016 created a series of glass tiles pertaining to the theme of evolution and growth. They worked in conjunction with glass artist Bridget Wilson.
The installation was conceptually created and installed by the students for the RAP Office.
Detail of the final installation.
Department wide dates are listed below:
Bolton/Albion Library Show - Nov 30, 2017 opening reception
VA Department artwork at the CBO - December 7-15, 2017
Holiday Bizaar - December 18-19, 2017
Spring VA Show in the Community - TBA
OSSTF Marion Drysdale Awards - TBA
Dufferin County Museum and Archives Show - TBA
VA Department artwork at the CBO - April 9-13, 2018
Visual Arts Night - May 24, 2018
Walk the Art - TBA
Grade level art shows in the community
Sem. 1 Grade 11 RAP - Alton Mill - February 6-12, 2018
Sem. 2 Grade 12 RAP - Alton Mill - April 24 - May 7, 2018
Sem. 2 Grade 12 RAP - Alton Mill - June 5-11, 2018
STUDENT VISUAL ARTS COUNCIL (VAC):
VAC is up and running four days a week after school. Students, please check the bulletin board outside the VA office for detailed info.
MAYFIELD VISUAL ARTS PARENTS ASSOCIATION (MVAPA):
Visual Arts Parent Council would like to introduce an exciting fundraising campaign which will take place between December 1st and December 15th, 2017. Students are encouraged to sell raffle tickets to friends and family for a chance to win attractive prizes, with the proceeds going towards furthering student education in the art program by upgrading the department's digital tools such as iMac computers, software and digital drawing tablets.
Campaign begins December 1st and ends on December 15th, 2017.
DRAW DATE: December 18th, 2017 at 6:30P.M.
1. Macbook Air
2. Macbook Air
3. IPhone 7
5. Beats Solo 3 Wireless Headphones
Each Visual Arts RAP student is encouraged to sell a minimum of five (5) raffle tickets at a rate of $10 per ticket. All tickets are numbered and each student is encouraged to collect a total of $50. and turn in the ticket stubs to their RAP teacher by the December 15th due date. The buyer's name and contact information is to be clearly recorded on the ticket for entry into the raffle. If the student sells five tickets and would like to sell more, they can obtain another batch of tickets from their RAP teacher. Students will receive arts points for their participation in selling tickets.
Your support of this fundraising initiative is greatly appreciated, thank you.