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January 30, 2020

The current education system is killing creativity—and that’s a problem.

Pablo Picasso once said, “All children are born artists. The problem is to remain an artist as we grow up.” 

It’s a sentiment Sir Ken Robinson quoted in his 2007 TED Talk and 13 years later, it still holds weight: we as humans are educated out of our creativity.

It’s far from a foreign concept that within Western social constructs, math and science classes are praised, while more creative outlets like music and visual arts are...

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January 30, 2020

The current education system is killing creativity—and that’s a problem.

Pablo Picasso once said, “All children are born artists. The problem is to remain an artist as we grow up.” 

It’s a sentiment Sir Ken Robinson quoted in his 2007 TED Talk and 13 years later, it stil...

November 15, 2019

Parties can be expensive...and bad for the environment. With the growing climate emergency that has just been deemed 18 months away from irreversible damage, leading an eco-friendly lifestyle and minimising waste is more important than ever. This includes parties — but...

October 1, 2019

For the past five decades, Sheridan College has undoubtedly become one of the best animation schools in the world. Its four-year Bachelor of Animation program is well-known for being synonymous to the word “intensive.” With only a few slots for students available each...

June 29, 2019

Here at Winged Canvas, we've noticed an interesting phenomenon. An abundance of art lovers, or what we like to call Art Nerds, seem to be popping up in Markham, Ontario.

Follow Jessie Chang in this video as she investigates this fascinating occurrence to uncover what it...

June 5, 2019

At Winged Canvas, we’re passionate about mentoring and supporting artists, especially local young artists who are at the beginning of their creative journey. We do this in many ways, such as our Art Mentorship program, informative blogs (like this one!) and Art Portfol...

March 5, 2019

A warm breeze ruffles your hair as you unpack your easel. The Italian sun bathes you in its fuzzy orange glow. You gaze at the spectacular scenery of Cecina and consider what view you want to paint. You’ve recently finished a sumptuous meal of Tagliatelle al Tartufo an...

Entrepreneurship and visual art can both be described as difficult, frustrating and risky. Visual art has a bit of a reputation for being challenging to make a living at. It’s often viewed as a hobby or side hustle — not something you can do full time. And entrepreneur...

December 21, 2018

T’was an eventful and creative year, and as 2018 draws to a close, the entire Winged Canvas team sends a huge art nerd thank you to our students and their families, artists, and all our friends!

Here’s our video card to fill you with warmth and cheer.

From our family to...

November 20, 2018

So you're an art lover, and you're ready to buy art to personalize your living space, and slowly build up a collection you can't wait to come home to enjoy. But perhaps you're feeling a little confused about what to buy. How do you really evaluate an ar...

October 31, 2018

Here on the Winged Canvas blog, we wrote a post called Make a Winning Art Portfolio in 5 Steps, where we covered our top tips for making your art portfolio sparkle and shine. As a follow up to that post, I wanted to dig a little deeper and pick the brains of my artisti...

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October 1, 2019

For the past five decades, Sheridan College has undoubtedly become one of the best animation schools...

October 31, 2018

Here on the Winged Canvas blog, we wrote a post called Make a Winning Art Portfolio in 5 Steps, wher...

October 12, 2018

So you’ve decided to apply to art school. Congratulations! Here comes the hard part though — getting...

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