Monthly Archives: November 2017

Group of Seven Art Class at Blessed Sacrament!



Art in Action is really excited to be offering a Group of Seven Art Class at Blessed Sacrament Catholic School . REGISTER NOW space is limited.

Join us Tuesday’s after-school to create projects inspired by artists from the Group of Seven. Students will learn about the life and works of Lawren Harris, A.Y. Jackson, Arthur Lismer, and many others including Emily Carr who is closely associated with the group. Students will have the tactile experience of working with a variety of art materials including: watercolours, acrylics, collage materials, oil pastels, chalk pastels, spray techniques and more.

  • Grades 1 – 6: Tuesday’s (Dec 5, Dec 12, Dec 19, Jan 9, Jan 16, Jan 23, Jan 30 and Feb 6)
  • After-school from 3:00-4:00
  • $135.00 for 8 weeks

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Apples Inspired by Cezanne

“With an apple I will astonish Paris.”

-Paul Cezanne

Paul Cezanne was born to a wealthy family on January 19th, 1839 in the South of France. His father was a banker and did not want his son to become an artist. So, Paul Cezanne began his studies in law, and as a compromise his father allowed him to take art lessons.

His work developed a deliberately crude, bold style, slapping and smearing paint onto canvas with a palette knife. He is described as a Post-impressionist best known for his incredibly varied painting style which greatly affected 20th century abstract art. Both Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso were highly influenced by Cezanne.

Although he was a prolific artist, producing more than 900 oil paintings and 400 water colours and many more incomplete works, his pictures were turned down by official art shows (the Salon) and critics called him a madman.  He would sometimes get so angry in fits of despair we would break his brushes and throw his pictures away.  He was also said to be so incredibly shy that he would run away if he saw a stranger while out sketching.

His work did not become popular until people’s ideas about art changed. After a one-man show in 1895 he won huge acclaim.

Paul Cezanne died of pneumonia on October 22, 1906. He was 67 years old.

The artists in our classes created their own still life works of art using chalk pastels, and 8 different colours of acrylic paint!

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Swansea Craft Sale 2017 – Join Us!!!


Join us this Saturday, November 18th at the Swansea Craft Sale! This amazing sale is at The Swansea Community Centre located at 207 Windermere Avenue.  Enter through the main doors of  the community centre at 15 Waller Avenue.

Ticket sales benefit the Swansea Family in Need Holiday Fund.

Join Art in Action in the Bell Hall to make your own holiday creation, free! Art in Action has been a sponsor of this event for the past 4 years and it never fails to put us in the holiday mood. Please stop by and say hi….

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