SICHUAN STUDY TOUR
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Day one on the Sichuan Study Tour and UFV students did an afternoon of sketching at a wetland sanctuary outside Chengdu, China. They worked on drawings of lotus flowers, lily pads, and other blooming aquatic plants at the ecological site. The group photo: Shelley Stefan and the 12 UFV students in China, joined with members of the Administration and Faculty of the host university in Chengdu, SNU.
Day 2 of the Sichuan Study Tour started with an Interculturalism art course where the 12 UFV students were joined by 16 Chinese students for a day of art and cultural exchange. Students then visited Tianfu square, the heart of the city, and ended up in the buzzing commercial district of Chengdu.
Day 3 of the Sichuan Study Tour in Chengdu, China, and UFV students engaged in a morning of traditional Chinese ink painting at the Fine Arts College of SNU. Students learned about the history and meaning of the art form and put this knowledge into practice through a series of technical exercises.
On their 4th day in China, UFV students visited the Chengdu Art Museum of the Fine Arts College where they viewed the 3 floors of art featured in SNU's graduating student exhibition. Afterwards, they participated with the Chinese students in a live model figure drawing class. Stefan is photographed with Leilei Jin, the SNU faculty member who is collaborating with her on a week of exchange activities for the UFV and SNU art students.
Day 5 on the Sichuan Study Tour included more international classroom exercises and a lecture on Chinese traditional and contemporary art. UFV Students then went on to explore People's Park in Chengdu which culminated in the experience of true Sichuanese tea culture with an afternoon of relaxation, sketching, and Chinese tea.
Day 6 in Chengdu marked the final class of the week long exchange activities held STUDENTS & ALUMNI Alumni Testimonials Alumni News Scholarships Awards COURSES Introductory Studio New Media Painting & Drawing Photography Print Media Sculpture Art History & Visual Studies OTHER DISCIPLINES Creative Writing Film Studies Graphic and Digital Design Indigenous Arts Media and Communications Theatre RESOURCES Arts Resources Museums & Galleries with the Fine Arts College of SNU. The group of UFV and SNU students started out as strangers, but after several days of intercultural exchange through art, they have built understanding, connections, and friendships for a lifetime.
On day 7 in China, Sichuan Study Tour students spent the day at the Chengdu Research Base of the Giant Panda where they saw pandas and gathered source material for their drawing sketchbooks.
Day 8 on the Sichuan Study Tour included a road trip outside of Chengdu for a visit to the San Xing Dui museum where students did sketches of the ancient archeological artifacts and bronze sculptures. Students then visited the Wenshu Monastery for an afternoon of sketching on the beautiful grounds.
Day 9 in Chengdu involved attending the opening ceremony of Shelley Stefan's art exhibition, Backstreet Chengdu, a series of portraits of Backstreet Chengdu culture based on Stefan's trip to SNU in 2014. After the opening, it was a day of exploration and adventure.
On day 10 of the Sichuan Study Tour, students embarked on a road trip to see the world's tallest Buddha, the Leshan Buddha, which is nestled into the forested mountainside at the base of 2 rivers.
Day 11 of the Sichuan Study Tour involved a visit to Chengdu's famous Jinli Street for a morning of folk custom crafts and delicious snacks and then a visit to the neighbouring Wuhou Temple.
Day 12 marked the last day in Chengdu for the Sichuan Study Tour participants. Students and Stefan were invited to a hot pot lunch celebration with members of the SNU Fine Arts College for a festive send-off.
On Day 13, students arrived back home to the Vancouver Airport and huddled together to enjoy their last group pic.
BERLIN Spring 2015, May 1-10 Art History and Visual Arts Students are on their way to an enlightening and inspiring art lovers' paradise. One of the world's most culturally diverse, influential and visited cites, Berlin's universities, research facilities, theatres, museums, galleries, festivals and architecture are internationally renowned. From Checkpoint Charlie & Nefertiti to the Ishtar Gate and Berlin Wall From Alter of Zeus & Brandenburg Gate to Kathe Kollwitz Airfare Accommodations (including breakfast) located in Mitte, the cultural and historic heart of Berlin Transit Entrace Fees to: Contemporary, Alternative and National Galleries-Monumental Museums- Architectural and Historic Sites, including the Potsdamer Plaz Sony Centre, Daniel Libeskind's Jewish Museum, Peter Eisenman's Holocaust Memorial, Kaiser Wilhelm Church, a memorial Peace and Reconciliation Please Contact Vicki Bolan for details and deposit deadline: firstname.lastname@example.org
UFV VA/AH SEATTLE FIELD TRIP Saturday October 18, 2014 Travel via bus to the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington and the Seattle Art Museum with a lunch stop at the Pike Place Market. See your VA/AH instructor or Vicki Bolan, VA dept assistant (email@example.com or 604 854 4543) for more information. IMPORTANT TO NOTE: Passports are required and must be in hand before boarding the bus. International students require a VISA for entering the US. A $10 deposit is required to hold your seat, and will be returned to you upon departure Waivers are signed at time of deposit For further detail and a timeline for the trip, please refer to the F14 Itinerary.
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SEATTLE ART MUSEUMS & GALLERIES "Comfits & Cloy" Tour — March 10, 2012 Travel via bus to the Seattle Art Museum to view Gauguin and Polynesia: An Elusive Paradise in the Simonyi Special Exhibition Galleries. We'll also tour the Henry Art Gallery and The Olympic Sculpture Park with a lunch stop in Pioneer Square. See your VA/AH instructor or Vicki Bolan, VA dept assistant (firstname.lastname@example.org or 604 854 4543) for more information. For further detail and a break down of the trip, please refer to the trip itinerary.
VANCOUVER GALLERY TOUR October 15, 2011 Travel via bus to the Vancouver Museum to view Bhangra.me — Vancouver's Bhangra Story, the Contemporary Art Gallery — Sister Corita Kent, and the Blanket Contemporary Gallery — solo exhibition by Shawn Hunt, curated by Lawrence Paul. See your VA/AH instructor or Vicki Bolan, VA dept assistant (email@example.com or 604 854 4543) for more information.
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PILCHUCK GLASS SCHOOL/ GALLERY TOUR Saturday May 14, 2011 The Pilchuck Glass School has been the incubator of the vital studio glass movement in the Northwest since 1971. Located on 54 acres, the Pilchuck Glass School is an international center for glass art education. Classes are offered each summer in a broad spectrum of glass techniques with year-round residencies for emerging and established artists working in all media. We will also visit the Western Washington University Gallery and Sculpture Garden. Confirm your seat on the bus with $10 deposit by May 10th to Visual Arts assistant Vick Bolan: (604) 854-4543 firstname.lastname@example.org
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