Students in the Spotlight

Written by: Aleksandra Kaliszuk


This month, Twist Gallery is pleased to be featuring artwork created by students from the Visual Arts Claude Watson program at Earl Haig; a high school located in North York. The program gives talented students professional training in their field and experiential learning opportunities that help them develop their art and individualism. The school prioritizes their talent as much as their academic careers, shaping their minds and letting them express themselves through dance, drama, film arts, music, and of course, visual arts. 

Works included in the exhibit are created by students from grades nine to twelve, and feature a variety of mediums, such as watercolour, graphite, acrylic and photography. The students were actively involved in aspects of exhibit curation and the set up process.

The exceptional work and attention to detail is truly inspiring. It is no wonder that the exhibit has received great feedback from the public so far. 

Encouraging individualism, creativity, and self expression at a young age, allows youth to develop their talents and reach their true potential. Gaining exposure and gallery presence as an emerging artist is exciting and beneficial. Such opportunities allow the students to gain experience and exposure, which can lead to great successes in the future. 

Come visit Twist Gallery to see the refreshing perspectives of Toronto youth. The exhibit is up for the entire month of March!