6:30 – 7:30pm
The SKSS Visual Arts Department believes that the quality of a student’s life is uniquely enriched in essential ways by the development of skills and values learned in the creation of artworks. Visual arts encourage the students to function on multiple intellectual, analytical, thoughtful and expressive levels.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
6:30 – 7:30pm
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
|Why do we have different fingerprints?|
The Art of Biology presents a unique collaboration between the SKSS Biology 12 and Sculpture 10-12 students by exploring the wonders of science through the eyes of artists.
SKSS Sculpture & Ceramic 10-12 & Biology 12 Students
Friday, December 16, 2016
|Photo Credits: Mary Putman, Tourism Kamloops|
On behalf of the Art Department at SKSS, please accept our gratitude and thanks for your generosity. Our program is enhanced in material, tangible ways by the generosity of the Kamloops Community. It is always amazing to see how support from local media and organizations impacts art students. In fact, I believe students begin to understand the true impact of visual arts through our exhibition and calendar publication.
By supporting the arts, students are given an opportunity to have a well-rounded education. It has been proven that art students succeed in school at a higher level and elsewhere in life. They learn patience, dedication, respect and that there are many different ways to see and interpret the world. Again, thank-you so much for supporting the South Kamloops Secondary Visual Arts program.
Monday, October 31, 2016
|Art By Camryn M, grade 12|
Over 40 student paintings are on view at the
Sagebrush Lobby Gallery until December 16, 2016.
Please consider joining our community reception on Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 at 6:30 pm.
|Art By Celia F, grade11|
|Art by Miranda M, grade 12|
|Art by Lyle L, grade 12|
|Art by Jessica L, grade 11|
|Art by Katie H, grade 12|
Friday, May 27, 2016
Collaborative Art History Gridding Investigations, Studio Art 11/12, SKSS
The Great Wave, by Hokusai (original colour woodblock, 1829)
|The Old Guitarist, by Pablo Picasso, 1904, oil painting|
Collaborative Gridding Acrylic Painting, SKSS
|SKSS Art Students assemble the finished work!|
Recently, I had the pleasure of connecting with a former SKSS art student who is currently studying design. As an art educator I am always interested in art and design university studies; however, our conversation quickly turned from the content of university assignments to the importance of art history. Evidently, this vibrant alumnus argued a personal passion for why young students need to study and investigate aspects of art history.
Monday, February 29, 2016
|The Catacombs by Krista Buder, Grade 12|
|Mussorgsky by Nicole Hanna|
Classical music has a remarkable capacity to inspire. With hopes of making connections through the arts, the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra approached the art department at South Kamloops Secondary with a unique opportunity to visually interpret a famous symphony. Pictures at an Exhibition, a musical work in 10 movements by Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881) was originally inspired by the artwork of his talented friend, Vicktor Hartmann (1834-1873). Investigating the six of the 10 remaining images, SKSS students embarked on a process of listening to the recorded 10 movements of the symphony and researching specific aspects for a personal art image.
|Free Range Eggs by Lyle Loveday, grade 11|
|City of Storms by Miranda McGhee|