Visual Arts

Welcome

VA_print pressesVisual Arts is a two-year pre-university program that aims to prepare students for continued studies in a creative discipline. Courses are offered in painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, digital media and art history. Students work closely with teachers and studio technicians in professionally equipped studios. The program emphasizes the production of visual works informed by an attention to aesthetics, technical skill, research and critical thinking. Throughout the two-year program students develop a comprehensive skill set geared toward maximizing their creative potential and the ability to understand how art movements relate to greater cultural contexts.

Courses

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The Visual Arts Program offers courses in drawing, painting, printmaking, photography,  sculpture, digital media, ceramics, and art history.  For more details about the courses offered by the Visual Arts department, please visit both the Visual Arts and the General Education (Complementary courses) of the COURSE CALENDAR or consult the VISUAL ARTS PLANNER.

Please note that there are additional course fees associated with Visual Arts Program courses.  Course fees cover the cost of most student art materials required for the Program.  For a complete list of course fees please consult the table of VISUAL ARTS COURSE FEES.

Studios

VA_screensSpacious art studios featuring state of the art equipment and natural light provide a quality working environment, meeting the needs of the students as they progress through the program. In addition to our two drawing and painting studios, there are three sculpture studios, which include a wood, metal and ceramics studio. Our printmaking studio is equipped for relief printing, etching, serigraphy and lithography. The Visual Arts department also boasts a dedicated Digital Arts multi-media lab.

Graduation Exhibition

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Each year the Visual Arts program culminates in a graduate exhibition that is open to the public. In the final semester of study, students work closely with faculty in order to create an independent body of advanced work for exhibition. Students participate in the comprehensive planning and presentation of the exhibition from public relations to installation, lighting and vernissage.

We welcome you to join us every spring for our annual graduation exhibition. Follow us on Facebook for regular events updates and announcements.

New York

metropolitan-museum-ofEach Fall semester the Visual Arts Program offers an extended field trip to New York City to visit major art museums and galleries. Accompanied by at least two Visual Arts faculty members, students travel by chartered bus to and from Manhattan and stay in the heart of Times Square. The New York trip provides an invaluable opportunity for educational immersion in one of the world’s leading centers of both traditional and contemporary art.

PLEASE NOTE: While all students are strongly encouraged to participate in the New York trip in either year one or two of the Program, student participation is optional and not a mandatory component of the Visual Arts Program.  

FALL 2017 NY GENERAL INFO

Apply

In addition to the general CEGEP admissions requirements, students must complete the Visual Arts admission requirements consisting of a sample artwork and letter (see below).  Send image and text directly to visual.arts@johnabbott.qc.ca before the March 1st application deadline.  Subject line: Application submission

Visual Component

Make a work of art in any medium and any size that responds creatively to the theme “Light and Dark”.  The theme may be interpreted symbolically and/or literally.  Submissions may include but are not limited to drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, or digital media.  Artwork should be documented and submitted as a digital JPEG file.

Written Component

Write a letter describing the creative process you went through to produce your work of art and why you wish to pursue studies in visual arts. Minimum 250, maximum 350 words.

Faculty and Staff

Randall Anderson :

Randall Anderson


514-457-6610 ext. 5447
C-0004
randall.anderson@johnabbott.qc.ca


Veronika Horlik :

Veronika Horlik


514-457-6610 ext. 5808
C-002
veronika.horlik@johnabbott.qc.ca


Peter Irrgang : Technician 3D Studios

Peter Irrgang

Technician 3D Studios
514-457-6610 ext. 5394
C-0029
peter.irrgang@johnabbott.qc.ca


David Lubell :

David Lubell


514-457-6610 ext. 5793
C-102
david.lubell@johnabbott.qc.ca


Jennifer Lupien :

Jennifer Lupien


514-457-6610 ext. 5911
C-102
jennifer.lupien@johnabbott.qc.ca


Jamie Macaulay : Chair

Jamie Macaulay

Chair
514-457-6610 ext. 5471
C-106
jamie.macaulay@johnabbott.qc.ca


Technician Print Media : Technician Print Media

Technician Print Media

Technician Print Media
514-457-6610 ext. 5647
C-107



Gordana Mijovic :

Gordana Mijovic


514-457-6610 ext. 5576
C-104 Visual Arts
gordana.mijovic@johnabbott.qc.ca


Sheila Nadimi :

Sheila Nadimi


514-457-6610 ext. 5792
C-002
sheila.nadimi@johnabbott.qc.ca


Monika Napier : Co-chair

Monika Napier

Co-chair
514-457-6610 ext. 5735
C-108
monika.napier@johnabbott.qc.ca


Susanne Olligschlager :

Susanne Olligschlager


514-457-6610 ext. 5794
C-108
susanne.olligschlager@johnabbott.qc.ca


Erwin Regler :

Erwin Regler


514-457-6610 ext. 5791
C-0004
erwin.regler@johnabbott.qc.ca


Mary Standjofski :

Mary Standjofski


514-457-6610 ext. 5786
C-108
mary.standjofski@johnabbott.qc.ca