Wednesday, September 10, 2014

York Mills Art Council of 2014-2015!

Hi everyone! This is the YM Art Council blog. Actually, this blog was not used last year, but hopefully I can make it come back to life! I will try to find some inspiration for the art we will be doing this year, please feel free to comment on what you inspiration you would like to find posted on this blog. Blogs may be a bit outdated, but I think its still a fun and classic way to share ideas and information!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Inspirations - upcycling

Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value. - wikipedia

to process (used goods or waste material) so as to produce something that is often better than the original. -


Here comes the pictures!

(Artist: Jennifer Collier

upcycled suitcases have been quite popular these days. (from:

These look so comfy!~ and OMG! they are sooooooo cute!! (from:

Old t-shirts and sweaters (old clothes, basically.) are the BEST upcycling material, I would say. 'Cause you can basically make anything out of fabric!



(from: Pinterest)

Pillow case

 Tote bag


even, coffee cup holder!

There are so many more upcycling ideas and projects we can actually do. I think I should post another entry about upcycling projects that we can do with our tiny teeny budget! 

Monday, February 4, 2013

Inspiration - Collage

The word "collage" diverse from the French word - "coller" means glue. Collage assembles different forms such as newspaper clipping, photographs, coloured paper, and many other found objects and glued on to a piece of paper or canvas and becomes an art piece. it is basically "cutting and pasting" but you can also use something besides paper for example ribbons, buttons, feather and anything you can think of that is able to stick onto the canvas or paper.

here are some collage I found quite interesting. Have a look and get inspired!

PS. wish everybody has a good start in 2nd semester! :)

Monday, December 24, 2012


Hey everybody!

its been a long looooooooooong time since last post! (im sorry, im being such irresponsible exec. xp)
anyway, i wish everyone have a happy holiday and merry christmas!
i think many of you know that because of the bill 115, we are not allow to have club meetings at school, so lets start do it on our blog! share your art work by posting them on the website, or send it to me so i can post it.

Materials that you can share:
- your own art work (accept anything that you think its artistic! not necessarily painting or sketching. it can be paper cutting, print-making, photographs, cut and pasting work (collage) or even your hand-made christmas card! :D)
- inspiration (anything you see on a street, at school, or on the internet)
- your friends' work
- and artistic exhibition (ie. art fest)

make sure you attach the artist's name (your name) and a caption of the art piece if possible.
feel free to ask me any question

looking forward to see your post :)


Monday, October 1, 2012

Welcome back!! Art council first meeting in 2012-2013!!

Hi everybody!! Welcome back to Art council!!

We all miss our beloved club heads Kayleigh and ChaoYin who graduated last summer. (sob, sob...... just kidding XP) And here I want to introduce the new executives of Art Council this year.

This year we have 4 executives. ( I secretly go through almost your entire facebook albums to get the best photo of you guys. hahahaha!)


Julie Huh                                     Tara Selvaraj                                                 

Public Relation Head

Fanny Chen

(sorry that this is the only one i can find xp)

Web-Communication Head

Vanessa Lai

If you have any question about the Art Council, feel free to ask any of us :) We are all glad to share arts and meet new friends :)) See you all tomorrow > <


Monday, September 3, 2012

Wrap up summer holiday with ART FEST!!

Hey everyone! It's the last day of summer today. (WHAT?! ALREADY?!!) I know, right? Does everybody had a wonderful summer?! I had a really awesome one. And I wrapped up my summer holiday with Art Fest. It was held in the Distillery Historic District on this Labour day long weekend. Here are some pictures to share with you. =]

African Masks

This shop sells leather belts and accessories for belts. And the beautiful thing below are actually buckles > <

More buckles > <

This is actually coated with a layer of glass. (you can actually see my reflection xp)

The figure in this picture is 3D. Amazing, eh?!

Art work made of metals and wires.

"Stuffed animals"?...

Hope you enjoyed it! And wish you all the best in the new school year!!