October Newsletter

Special Events

OCTOBER PAINT NIGHT: Our first Kerrisdale Paint Night event took place on October 26th and was a big success! The event sold out and guests had a ton of fun with instructor Kerry’s excellent instruction. We enjoyed wine and appies, music and made new friends!

Check out our post on our October Paint Night

Check out our October Paint Night Gallery for more event pictures and highlight!

Registration is now open for Paint Night #2 on Friday Novemeber 30th @ 7:30pm. You can sign up now at our registration page or send us an email at info@aoma.ca to pay by interac email transfer.

Our Early Bird pricing ($20 off) will be in effect until November 20th. 

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UNIVERSITY INFO NIGHT: On November 27th we’ll be hosting representatives from major American and Canadian Universities during our exciting University Info Night.
Check out our featured schools below:

OCAD U (Ontario College of Art & Design University)
Largest and most comprehensive art, design and media university in Canada

SciArc (Southern California Institute of Architecture)
Listed in the top 10 architecture schools in the USA

Otis College of Art & Design
The Princeton Review ranked Otis among the “2019 Best Colleges: Region by Region/Best in the West”

CalArts (California Institute of the Arts)
Ranked #1 in Animation Career Review‘s list “Top 50 Animation Schools and Colleges in the U.S. 2017”

Sweatshirt Contest Winner

We also are excited to announce the winner of our Sweatshirt Design Contest! Ian Crawford was the winner! This talented young artist’s design can be seen below.

Interview with Ian:

AOMA: How did you come out the idea of your winning work? Any interesting sparkling moment or story to share?

IAN: I came up with the idea for my piece when I saw the beauty of the rabbit and how it shows the beauty of the wild. Using the Zen Tangle I added multiple designs to the rabbit to make it more interesting.

AOMA: What is your process? What is your ideal environment?

IAN: What I like about AOMA is how fun the environment is and how everyone is able to talk and have fun but still does lots of work.

AOMA: What did you learn from this contest?

IAN: What I learned from this contest and through my studies at AOMA preparing is that sometimes not everything goes well with a piece but you just have to deal with it and build off it.


October we saw some great progress with our students!  See below for highlights.

Monday – Still Life Drawing

This October students ages 9-12 in Still Life Drawing experimented with different styles of light.

Tuesday Teen Oil

Tuesday Disney Cartoon

Our students are getting a lot more comfortable with drawing their Disney inspired cartoons. 

Wednesday Drawing & Painting 

Wednesday’s Drawing & Painting students continued with a spooky Halloween Project! Check out their Spooky finished Paintings!

Friday Creative Oil Painting

Students learned how to make their paintings shine and vivid. Check out these fantastic student works. 

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