On March 12 the Langara fine arts department hosted an open house for prospective students.
Here’s a spotlight on some of the current students in the program and what they’re working on:
Jasmine Baetz is in her final semester of the program.
Back in the 5th to 7th century in what was Persia there were incantation bowls which went across different religions.
Baetz’ family is Zoroastrian, so she is interested in Zoroastrian studies and inter-cultural and inter-religious dialogue in that area of the world. At Langara, she had the opportunity to play on her ideas and make her own incantation bowls.
Students Shaun Mallonga and Ashley Hoffmann spent all day on Monday carefully watching over the gas-firing kiln as it fired dozens of student projects, making small adjustments as needed.
These two students are in their final semester of the fine arts diploma program. Hoffmann is applying to Emily Carr to complete her bachelor’s degree in fine arts.
Lucy Stainsby is finishing her first year of the fine arts diploma program. She has focused mostly on painting and drawing this year but is planning on delving further into three-dimensional art next year.
Alexandra Whitehead is also finishing her first year of the diploma program. She is excited for the second year when students get to open up a bit more and define their own focus.
Click here for a video by Tyler Hooper featuring the work of some Langara fine arts students.
Reported by Amy Jones