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Ingersoll District Collegiate Institute’s Art Walk takes to the streets of Ingersoll for a second time

By Morgan Lobzun

INGERSOLL - 

For the second time this year, IDCI art students are showing their talents beyond the classroom.

The event is organized by art teacher Danielle Gardner and her second semester Grade 11 painting and drawing class.

Each student created their own series of work based on mediums they like using, or were curious about such as acrylic and water colour paint, ash, charcoal, wood burning and more.

The project also allowed students to practice techniques from artists that inspire them.

Part of their course immersed students in the business side of art and taught them how to make artist statements, set up an art exhibit, and provided them an opportunity to sell their work to the public.

“The students have learned the rules and techniques in art, and now they are encouraged to break them,” said Gardner.

The Art Walk starts today (June 8) and runs through June 15. There are four stops on the walk, including The Wine Cellar, Grandpa's Attic, Patina's and the Ingersoll Library.

Each of the four groups of students was in charge of making their own advertising poster for the event that includes information about locations, artists' names, hours of operation and pictures of their art.

“I’m excited for my family and friends to see what I’ve done,” said student and Art Walk participant Elise Thrones.

At the end of the Art Walk event, IDCI will host its annual visual arts year-end show in the school library from June 13-15. With free admission, the art show will be open on June 13 and 15 during school hours and on June 14 from 3-7 p.m.