By Doreen Jung. Back in 2010 during the Victoria Day long weekend, the corridors of Seven Oaks Shopping Centre were transformed into galleries showcasing local student artwork.
Originally published November 2010
Students from Abbotsford’s secondary and middle schools displayed works of art that showed extraordinary talent and creative abilities. A wide variety of mediums were represented.
They included watercolor, oils, pastels, acrylics, pen & ink, graphite, and pencil crayons. Digital photography enabled many students to capture stunning images.
“In all their work, students consider how to communicate an idea or a message through a visual image.” – Mike Haire
I was humbled by some of the amazing work displayed by our local students. The show was a wonderful way for the public to see that the youth in our community is filled with much promise.
The diverse images spread the joy of art throughout the mall and the smiles on the faces of viewers confirmed the ability of art to engage and uplift the spirits of those who see it.
The works of the many exhibiting students represent the impressive art programs available in the Abbotsford schools.
Dedicated teachers are the cornerstone of the success of any school program and it is evident that there are many teachers working hard with our students.
“As a teacher, I am happy to have the opportunity to work with such talented students” – Rob Neil
At many of the schools, committed young artists have opportunities to hone their skills and build strong portfolios.
Many will take their art into their careers so their future includes gaining entry into competitive post secondary art programs.
At W.J. Mouat, art instructor, Rob Neil provides after school programs as additional support for art students who wish to pursue their vision of excellence.
He says, “As a teacher, I am happy to have the opportunity to work with such talented students.”
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