The Grade 11 and 12 Visual Art Classes at FRC are learning about contemporary ways of artmaking and are creating time-based artworks. Working in traditional animation, stop action animation, claymation, and video, these students are exploring storytelling through short films which reflect their own ideas of resilience. Reflecting on their own experiences, as well as the personal stories of their families and friends, they are developing works which answer the question: What does it mean to be resilient? Thanks to a generous grant from the Manitoba Arts Council, these student artists have been learning from three incredible time-based visual artists: Heidi Phillips (experimental film), Jaymez (projection-mapping, sound and light) and Leslie Supnet (stop motion / animation).
Some of the student works currently in development was featured in the IN/ON/OUT Interarts Festival in Winnipeg’s historic Exchange District between March 23rd and 27th 2022, alongside works from professional artists doing time-based, lens-based and performative works. These student works were projection-mapped onto the exterior of an Exchange District building!
Follow the art students’ adventures at @frcvisualarts, and follow the IN/ON/OUT Interarts Festival at @inonoutfest on Instagram! - Ms. Knight