To our dear LAB Families:
As 2022 comes to a close, we, the LAB team, thought we would share some of our favourite memories from the past year, as well as goals for 2023!
Amazing Andrea: My favourite memory from the past year has been the Parent and Me classes! I love watching the children grow from their first class to their last. It is always a pleasure to see the assortment of personalities shine through. Some kids are eager to speed through their art, while others cautiously approach the canvas. In the end, I love watching each child progress and develop new skills and confidence with art, their classmates, or our studio. Plus, the toddlers always have the funniest observations and techniques! My goal for the new year is to challenge myself by diving into more marketing and behind-the-scenes activities!
Friendly Emily: This year at LAB has been so fun!! I think one of my favourite memories this year was getting together with the team and learning how to use the clay wheel. I love how LAB always gives me opportunities to try new things ☺️ I also really enjoyed completing Henri Rousseau’s “The Sleeping Gypsy” projects! It was so fun to teach and see what everyone made from the intricate details of the original painting. Next year, I hope to meet lots of new students and continue having fun with everyone!! 😽
Incy Rincy: My favourite memory is the smiling faces of children as they go home with their art pieces. My goal for the new year is to continuously create amazing art for our Advanced Art course (and to get my driver's license)!
Leo Lion: Since Autumn is my favourite season, my top memory for 2022 has to be painting an autumn forest scene for one of LAB’s no-school day workshops. The students spontaneously decided to make their paintings more unique by adding cute Pokemon to the scene and any time you add Pokemon to anything, you’re going to make Leo Lion happy. Naturally, I joined in on the fun and painted Pikachu onto my canvas as well. But above all, that day was extra special because I will fondly remember a student stepping back, looking at her painting and telling herself, “I am so proud of myself today” — hearing that simply melted my heart. My goals for the new year are the same as my goals for any day: I want to always be learning new things and I want to keep being inspired by everyone and everything around me. Working at LAB makes that super easy for me! I wish everyone a happy 2023 :)
Yay Yisu: My favourite memory: learning how to stretch canvas from Leo Lion! My goal for new year: be better with the small kids and find better ways to engage with them when we create anything challenging.
Twinkly Tommy: My favourite memory was when I received a bag of candy from one of the kids on Halloween. It was so cute! My goal for 2022 is to get more kids to sign up for the classes!
Busy Izzy: This year was full of memorable moments at LAB, but my favourite memories would have to be the LAB team gatherings and to teach so many lively and creative kids! In the new year, I’m excited to work with more kids and introduce some of my own class projects to share with everyone.
Creative Carmen: My favourite memory this year: always when we get together as a team! And playing Boomerang Fu 😂 My goal for the new year at LAB is to work on storytelling, and to bring the LAB friends to life! Stay tuned!
Silly Sandra: My favourite memory was bonding and creating a deep connection with my students. My goal for the new year is to learn how to teach better in an engaging and time-efficient manner!
Trendy Wendy: My favourite moment is when Aris’ mom messaged me saying it’s “far beyond my expectations” when he came home with a drawing he did all by himself! I get many great moments like this from parents messaging me about their kids' work. We’re all so proud! The goal in the new year is to open a new LAB in 2023! Location TBD!
Messy Jessy: We made so many amazing art projects in 2022! I loved seeing our students stoked to learn all about the art history and styles inspired by Mia Charro, Henri Rousseau, Gustav Klimt, Salvador Dali, Denise Fiedler and Tracey English.
I am also super proud of my talented team at LAB! My favourite memories are definitely our fun group get-togethers from our artsy paint and game nights at the studio to gathering at restaurants celebrating our successes and happy holidays. I love coming in to work with each and every one of you. LAB is nothing without our awesome team of artists and creators for our wonderful students. My goals are to keep making LAB studio an awesome artsy place to be, grow our super team, and come up with more fun things to do together with our students at the studio. Happy 2023 everyone!
Thank you everyone for making this year such an amazing one. From Parent & Me Painting class to Advanced Art course, we continuously see the joy and hard work in each art piece. We cannot wait for what art adventures lie in the year ahead!
Stay warm, creative, and curious!
- The LAB team
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