Tattooing is the most misunderstood art form in Japan today. Looked down upon for centuries and rarely discussed in social circles, people with tattoos are outcasts in this country, banned from most public spaces such as beaches, bathhouses, and even gyms. Tattoos have an extensive history in Japan, and to truly understand the stigma behind them it is essential to be aware of their significance. The first records of tattoos...Read More
OUR GRADE 9 AND 10 art students have recently spent some time working in an artist’s studio, creating their own abstracted acrylic paintings for their “Colour and Rhythm” project, which centers on the student’s ability to demonstrate their understanding of how artists use color and rhythm effectively when creating their own works of art. The brightly lit workspace was provided by Buenos Aires resident Marcela Davidson, who has developed a reputation within Argentina for her evocative paintings.
“This past month has been a wonderful experience for me. I got to paint in a real artist’s studio, and I really felt as if I was a professional. Ms. Davison was a very kind host, and I’m glad I had the opportunity to meet her.” – Samhaoir
“We worked in Marcela Davidson’s studio to paint for our Color and Rhythm project. It was so nice to be in such a warm atmosphere. The studio felt a bit like an escape from reality; where I could focus on something without any distractions. Marcela Davidson was very inviting too. It always seemed like she was genuinely happy to see us, and I am grateful that she let us use her studio.” – Yuan Yuan