Students in Visual Arts Grade 10-11 have been busy this term from working on the evolving mural on the shipping container behind the Art Room to experimenting with long exposure photography techniques to getting out in the community and visiting and reviewing art exhibitions from Nanaimo to Vancouver.
This exhibition review written by Aujin L. (Grade 10 – MYP 5) about the recent Lawren Harris retrospective that showed at the Nanaimo Museum as part of Canada 150 celebrations.

Exhibition review written by Aujin L. (Grade 10 – MYP 5)

Here are a few examples of the stunning light painting results they created:

By: Avril Y. (Grade 10 – MYP 5)

By: Avril W.  (Grade 10 – MYP 5)

On November 23rd Grade 10-11 toured the amazing Vancouver Art Gallery current exhibition Entangled: Two Views on Contemporary Canadian Painting and Arts Starts Gallery’s current exhibition Beyond Words: Stories of our Time. Art Starts is a non-profit organization that supports artists in the classroom across BC; their gallery in Vancouver is the only free, public gallery in Canada exclusively dedicated to young people’s art.

“We need people who think with the creative side of their brains—people who have played in a band, who have painted…it enhances symbiotic thinking capabilities, not always thinking in the same paradigm, learning how to kick-start a new idea, or how to get a job done better, less expensively.”

Annette Byrd


Stay tuned for more exciting Visual Art at AGS as the halls fill little by little with all the amazing work that has been created by our talented students across the school this term!

– Catherine Hallam (Visual Arts & Design, MYP/DP)