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Rin Audsabumrungrat: ‘Art is My Voice’

Artist Rin Audsabumrungrat pushed the bounds of our AP Art Studio program and will take her talents to study fashion in London next year

Encouraging Children to Find Their Creative Spark

Art at the Junior School helps foster the innate ability for students to express themselves visually through the language of art

The Impact of Remote Learning on Visual Arts Class

Middle School art teacher Leanne Wilkins highlights how students are adapting to learning visual art from home

SMUS Teacher Feature: Mr. Chris Bateman

Mr. Chris Bateman, Head of Visual Art and Design, is highlighted in our latest SMUS Teacher Feature

Personalized Learning: Middle School Art Gets A Creative Redesign

Visual Arts at the Middle School gets a creative redesign to allow for personalized learning for each artist
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SMUS Teacher Feature: Ms. Alex Cecill

Senior School art teacher Ms. Alex Cecill is highlighted in this week's SMUS Teacher Feature

SMUS in the News: SMUS Students Win Nanaimo Parklet Contest

July 13, 2016 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Fo Wu and Jasmine Yu '17 Nanaimo parklets leave lasting impact

SMUS in the News: Grade 11 Students Have Designs on Parklet Competition

June 8, 2016 Saanich News Fo Wu and Jasmine Yu '17 St. Michaels students have designs on parklet competition
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Teacher Dorothy Hawes’ Children’s Book Comes Full Circle at SMUS

If it hadn't been for a couple "serendipitous" moments courtesy of St. Michaels University School, English teacher Dorothy Hawes likely wouldn't be celebrating the launch of her children's...

Middle School Artists on Display

Middle School students have spent the last few months putting their creative and artistic talents to work on a variety of projects. Now on...

Young Artists Put Works on Display at ISA Art Show

SMUS students in Kindergarten to Grade 8 hung their hard work and dedication for all to see, at an art show last weekend hosted...

Welcoming Winter with Artwork

The students at the Junior school celebrated winter through their art before they left for winter break! The Grade 5 students made snowflakes out of...

Exploring the Renaissance

Grade 8 students recently completed their projects on the Renaissance, which they presented to each other this week as a way to share in...

A New Extreme at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Internationally-recognized artist Chin Yuen has been working with SMUS students as part of the New Extreme program run through the Art Gallery of Greater...

Inspiration at the Vancouver Island School of Art

by Angelina Agathoklis, art teacher This week, the Grade 5 students had the opportunity to attend an art show at the Vancouver Island School of...

Young Designers Revive House Shirts

The Middle School house shirts have undergone an overhaul thanks to some talented student artists. Every Middle School student submitted at least one t-shirt...

Seasonal Art

by Angelina Agathoklis, art teacher There have been a variety of art projects adorning the walls of the Junior School this term. The Grade 5 students...

Collaboration Across Continents

by Amal Khan, Grade 11 This year in Art 11, my class had the experience of being involved with a project directed by the Tate...

Art Round-Up

by Angelina Agathoklis, teacher Many different pieces of art have adorned the walls of the Junior School this year. The Grade 5 students have drawn...


How do students show they have learned? You give them a test, you ask them to write an essay. And more these days, thankfully. Tests and...

Artists Talk Inspiration Behind McPherson Show

by Martha Cohn, Grade 10 The art show at the Mac is always a great exhibit for student work - when I was in Grade...

Special Guests Combine Geography and Art

by Anna Forbes, Head of Art We had some distinguished guests in this week talking to the art and the geography students in Copleand. Dr....

The Complexity of Clay

by Erin Anderson, editor One of the greatest things about the SMUS Middle School is located way down in the basement, tucked into the corner...

Ocean Centre Visit Spawns Artwork

Some Senior School artists visited the Ocean Discovery Centre to complete assignments working with moving subjects. There were no shortage of captivating creatures to...

Ted Harrison Inspires Young Artists

The school year at the Junior School has started off with a variety of art projects. The Grade 5 students created clay leaves, the...

An Artist’s View of the ISA Art Show

by Olivia, Grade 6 I really enjoyed the art show. You could see all the different types and styles of art from different perspectives and...

ISA Art Show Highlights Junior and Middle Artwork

by Angelina Agathoklis, art teacher Anyone can attend the annual Independant School Association art show this Saturday and you can see plenty of SMUS pieces...

The Art of Community

by Erin Anderson, editor Before the lights went up on Guys and Dolls, SMUS took over the McPherson Playhouse for an evening celebrating our talented...


Visitors to my office often comment on the art hanging on its walls, their eyes widening when they learn that it is student art....

Victoria Film Festival Features SMUS Pictures

The 2012 Victoria Film Festival runs from February 3–11 and includes two pieces from the SMUS community: Figaro on the Go, a documentary created...

SMUS Artists and Poets Show Their Eclectic Side

by Darin Steinkey SMUS has partnered with Eclectic Gallery for a very unique show. Artists from Art Foundations 11/12 and poets from Writing 12 collaborated...

SMUS in the News: Poetry comes to life

Oak Bay News January 6, 2012 Visual Poetry art show; Alex Davies Poetry comes to life

SMUS in the News: Visual Poetry with SMUS Students

Focus Magazine January, 2012 Visual Poetry art show Visual Poetry with SMUS Students (page 20)

Grades 1 and 5 Buddy Up for Art

by Lucas and Marcus Grade 1 and Grade 5P joined together for a leaf project. We gathered lots of leaves and the teachers showed us...

UVic Professor Studies SMUS Students

Teacher Heather Sandquist's Grade 4 class have been taking part in an interesting experiment. Dr. Sylvia Pantaleo, an associate professor from UVic's Faculty of...

SMUS Seniors Embark on a Tar Trek

by Darin Steinkey Here's an excerpt from Liam Maclure and Daniel Cameron's (fictional) summer to do list: cut grass clean room hang out with friends investigate giant multinational oil...

Student Photographers Capture Outdoor Adventures

There was a time on outdoor education trips that you didn't have to worry about how you looked because everyone else who hadn't showered...

Junior School Artists Decorate Their School

by Angelina Agathoklis, art teacher The Junior School students studied the artwork of a variety of artists this term. The Grade 5 students looked at...

Art 10 Students Go "Behind the Scenes"

by Alicia Knight, Grade 10 The Grade 10 Visual Arts classes visited a special exhibit at the Royal BC Museum at the end of September....

Grade 6 Artists Dig Into Clay Sculpture

Grade 6 students got their hands dirty this week practicing sculpture fundamentals. They are preparing to learn about glazes and firing clay — knowledge...

Grade 5 Students Build a City Scape

by Angelina Agathoklis The Grade 5 students were asked to create clay skyscrapers that incorporated elements from ancient structures. Stonehenge, the pyramids of ancient Egypt,...

Student Art at the AGGV

In March, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria opened up the New Extreme show, featuring the oil paintings of the SMUS students who worked...

Artist Rande Cook Visits SMUS Middle School

by Mckenna Haz, Grade 7 Recently, my class had the opportunity to meet a special local artist, Rande Cook, known for his First Nations art...

Junior School Overflows with Student Art

Our Junior School artists have been busy brightening up their school recently, working in different media and styles. The Grade 5 students created some...

Art Students Learn Chinese Techniques

Art 10, 11 and 12 students all had a workshop with guest instructor Andy Lou, who taught them the unique tricks and techniques for...

Oil Artist Visits Through New Extremes

A few lucky art students are spending eight weeks with artist Tara Nicholson, who will be teaching them how to work with oil paints....

Students Compete in Film Festival Contest

The Victoria Film Festival includes FilmCAN, a contest for young filmmakers, where the favorite videos go on to be played in the film festival....

Grade 5 Students Build with Gingerbread

To celebrate the holiday season, the Grade 5 students at the Junior School used some architectural know-how to build gingerbread houses this week. Using...

AP Art Class Visits Vancouver

by Chris Bateman, art teacher Last Friday, the AP Studio Art students took part in a one-day residency at the Vancouver Art Gallery. In addition...

Junior School Explodes with Colour

by Angelina Agathoklis, art teacher Adorned by the artwork of the students the Junior School halls have come alive with colour. The Grade 3 students...

Art Students Sketch at Royal BC Museum

by Colin Smith, Grade 12 This week on October 5th, the AP Studio Art class went downtown to the Royal BC Museum. The intention was...

Evolution of an AP Art Portfolio

Grade 12 student Rachel Woosun Kim writes about her experience in SMUS's Advanced Placement Studio Art course

Capturing Life After Cancer

by Anna Forbes, Head of Art A chance email from a teacher at St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School in Oakville, Ontario brought to my attention the organization...

Free Art at Middle School!

A message from Ms. Wilkens Students, please stop by the Art Room during recess, lunch, or after school this WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY or FRIDAY and pick up...

Middle School Artwork on Display

May has been a big month for Middle School artwork, as our students have been featured in the Independent Schools Association Art Exhibition, had...

Miss Saigon Poster Unveiled

On March 3, SMUS will debut this year's musical production, Miss Saigon. As with every SMUS musical production, our more artistically inclined students offer...

Student's Work Debuts in CACGV Show

by Erin Anderson Recently, it was announced Grade 11 student Holly Trew will be one of seven Victoria student artists featured in the Community Arts...

Senior Art Goes on Display

See slideshow This Thursday was Art Day, an annual event that allows our student artists to show their peers what they’ve been working on. The...

Used Uniform Shop Adopts Art

Visitors to the Used Uniform Shop will be able to enjoy some student artwork as the shop unveils a new mural this week. Designed...

AP Students Study Art in Seattle

by Laura Gilmore. Grade 12 On Thursday, January 29th, a group of AP Studio Art and AP Art History students embarked on a journey to...

Middle School Students Put on a Show

Anyone who passes through the Cedar Hill Recreation Centre in the next few weeks will be able to see the art work of about...

Visiting Artist Colours SMUS

AP Studio Art and Grade 10 Art students had the opportunity to work with acclaimed pastel artist Nancy Slaght this week, as the former...

SMUS Artists Dig Into Clay

This Thursday, our ceramics and sculpture students took a trip to the garden, gallery and studio of world-renowned ceramic artists Judi Dyelle and Robin...

Art Students Have a Hand in Book Design

An exhibition of illustrated books, hand-made by Art 10 students, was showcased in the Senior School Library Thursday evening. The students invited their parents...

Student Artists Make a Splash in Tofino

AP Studio Art students embarked on a trip to Tofino last weekend for a two-day retreat that allowed them to explore rainforest life through...

Art Day Brushes Past

The Senior School library looked more like an art gallery Thursday when students displayed their work alongside exhibits from local artists as part of...

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