Being an artist is part of being a whole human being; everyone has the capacity to be a unique artist, as we each are a unique image of God.
In the King’s Art Studio, students gather together as a special community of people who are interested in making unique visual art and serving God. A supportive community of growing artists develops from Grade 9 to 12 and beyond.
The Grade 9 year focuses on personal growth in the studio areas of drawing, painting, sculpture and digital design. The intermediate years, Grades 10 and 11, ground each student in Styles and Functions of art-making; and encourage creative activity along areas of interest and aptitude. Some years offer the opportunity to make collaborative art pieces, which are displayed as permanent installations at King’s.
Each semester, Art students schedule one-on-one Folio Friday sessions with an artist/educator for the purposes of being mentored to the next level, whether to continue in personal expression or to pursue art as a career. Crafting an excellent digital Folio is a key component of the studio and Folio Friday experience.
The Graduate year, Grade 12, culminates in an exhibition in the King’s Gallery space with a unique series of artwork in the student artist’s media and themes of choice.
King’s Alumni consistently produce top Art Folios and currently study at and graduate from the preeminent regional and international art universities, including:
- Ontario College of Art and Design (Toronto)
- Sheridan College (Oakville)
- School of Visual Arts, Pratt Institute, Parson’s (all in New York City)
- Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts (both in London, England)
You are welcome to visit the studio or contact King’s Artist and Educator, Elizabeth Henstock, for further information.