Our main fundraiser of the year, the bidding begins April 6, 2017 for the 47th Dundas Valley School of Art’s Annual Art Auction. This year’s edition features pieces from art world masters such as Picasso and Renoir, works from iconic Canadian artists such as Frank Panabaker, Conrad Furey and Robert Bateman, and a vast selection of artwork by the region’s finest new and established artists. Over 1,400 original works will be on display in all mediums – paintings, pastels, drawings, prints, photography, sculpture, pottery, glass, fibre art, jewellery and more. Take advantage of this exceptional opportunity to purchase original, high-quality and affordable artwork.
Be part of the fun! Volunteers are needed to help us with our biggest fundraiser of the year. Visit our Volunteer page and let us know you’re interested.
Where in the World? Exploring Ceramics Internationally
Is it possible to have too many ideas when it comes to developing your skills and style as a potter? Described as one of Canada’s rising stars in the ceramics field, Lauren Levine talks about her participation in Project Network Symposium, a six week ceramics residency in Denmark at the International Ceramics Research Centre. Lauren will share more about what inspired her to attend, information on the program itself, the nature of her work before, during and after the experience, as well as the work of the other participants from around the world. She’ll also reveal what’s next for her as an emerging artist.
Learn more about Lauren and her work at www.instagram.com/llceramics.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 – 10:30 a.m.
Free – No registration required.
The History of the Tulip in Art
Throughout the history of flower cultivation, no other flower has had the impact of the tulip. Following its discovery in Turkey in the 16th century, a frenzy known as Tulipomania gripped Europe. The prices were so high that, in some cases, the cost to commission a well-known artist to paint a flower in bloom was less than the price of a single bulb.
Join Margaret and step back in time to discover why these colourful, sculptural flowers have long inspired the art masters. This talk includes an introduction to the artists, a review of their works through the span of traditional representation to a more contemporary style and a look at the history and popularity of tulips in Canada.
Learn more about Margaret and her work at bestbotanical.com.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017. 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Free. No registration required.
Kick off the season of shorts, sandals and popsicles with some very cool art activities for all ages.
Sunday June 4, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Our FREE Family Art Day Open Houses are all about making art and having fun with your family. Designed for beginners to advanced students of all ages, this is a unique opportunity to create alongside one another in a variety of disciplines including painting, drawing and sculpture. It’s also a chance to learn more about DVSA and meet our wonderful faculty members who are the best at what they do.
Drop-in. No registration required.
Funding for this project is provided by Dougher Community Fund at Hamilton Community Foundation.