On Thursday, November 28, DP1 and DP2 Visual Art students had the opportunity to visit the University of Waterloo Gallery, Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery and Globe Studios. During the morning, students were engaged in a life drawing session in a fourth-year studio at the University of Waterloo, which entailed drawing from a live model using a variety of mediums and techniques. Later they met with Ivan Jurakic, the Director/Curator of the University of Waterloo Art Gallery and a practising visual artist. He has worked with significant early and mid-career Canadian artists.
Students then explored the show A Bestiary, which explored how animals can be metaphors for human concerns and emotions. Globe Studios is an artist-run centre which provides affordable studios to artists. The students were invited into the local artists’ studios so that they could witness work in progress and talk with the artists about the professional practice. It was an excellent day of exploring local art in our region.