May 23, 2012 § Leave a comment
Looking for great tips and tricks for your art projects? Look no further!
Here are tried and true ways of making the most of what you’ve got as well as improving old techniques! Great for drawing and painting artists, but don’t be discouraged if you work in a different medium… There’s loads of cool stuff in this article! Click the link at the top of the page…
May 17, 2012 § 1 Comment
Not ballet, not jazz, not anything choreographed.
It is movement and expression; occasionally, it is stillness.
Today, the Expressive Arts students learned to dance with new partners.
Their journey began, blindfolded, following their peers down an unseen path, with nothing but a branch of wood between them, connecting them. It was an exercise in trust: trusting each other, trusting their senses, trusting in their movements and the motions that connected them together.
The next step of their task was to find a new dancing partner: find a tree that they could connect with, understand the movements of, and share a dance with. Not a waltz, nor a foxtrot. But, create a journey with, understand what it was to be that tree…
For many of the students, it was a journey with great rewards; for others, it brought them to a new awareness of self, and of surroundings.
For more information on the Expressive Arts Program at HSTA, please go to our website www.hsta.ca
May 4, 2012 § Leave a comment
Fibre artist, Elisha Barlow, took the students through the amazing process of creating screens, using a light table, rinsing, squeegee-ing, and stenciling. Many of the students wore their amazing pieces home at the end of the day!
The other half of the group enjoyed an all-day landscape drawing & painting workshop, led by Matt Mancini (soon to be this week’s Artist of the Week). Practice in the morning with pencil and paper was followed up by applying acrylic to canvas after lunch resulting in some truly beautiful creations.
Browse through the images below to see the amazing work of these talented students!
May 2, 2012 § Leave a comment
The HSTA blog has been growing in leaps and bounds over the last few months, and we want to keep growing!
Typically, we like to write articles about what’s going on at the school, job opportunities and artist residencies, offering unique insight into the world of an artist – and their often humble beginnings, as well as local things to do and try!
But is there something we’re missing? We’d love to hear some suggestions!
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July 19, 2011 § Leave a comment
HSTA instructor (both in our certificate and VCAD programs) Jim Blake has recently written an article focusing on Haliburton County’s Creative Economy and the efforts of the community for the July 2011 issue of Municipal World.