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Trafalgar to host first CIS Student Visual Arts Festival
by Sarah Harries-Taylor - Monday, 6 March 2017, 02:16 PM


Trafalgar Castle School is excited to host the first Conference of Independent Schools (CIS) Ontario Student Visual Arts Festival in partnership with Station Gallery on Friday, April 21st. The one-day festival is open to Grade 10-12 CIS Visual Arts students and will provide them with the opportunity to connect with one another and showcase their work.

As our nation prepares for a year of 150th celebrations, the theme of the festival will focus on Canadian identity and what it means to be part of Canadian culture in 2017. Through studio workshops, artist talks, and a collaborative art-making experience students will focus on how this theme ties into artists’ development and their personal journey.

Students will be inspired by the work of contemporary Canadian artists specializing in the areas of drawing, painting, photography, bookwork, printmaking, and soundscape installation. For more information about the workshops and artists, please visit the website designed by Trafalgar Castle School’s Grade 11 student, Jessica W. HERE .

The festival starts at 8 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m. Registration is $50 per student, with a maximum of 10 students per school (should additional spots open up, schools will be contacted closer to the festival date). Register online today to reserve your spot! Space is limited. Lunch, refreshments, and shuttle bus included. Register HERE .

Be ready to explore your Canadian identity and personal journey. Questions? Email our faculty coordinators.