fbpx

+1 604 423 2400

info@ciraschool.com

896 W 8th Avenue

Vancouver, BC

09:00 - 16:00

Monday to Friday

+1 604 423 2400

info@ciraschool.com

896 W 8th Avenue

Vancouver, BC

09:00 - 16:00

Monday to Friday

News

The more horrifying this world becomes, the more art becomes abstract. – Ellen Key Everyone has seen abstract art. Everyone — from the everyday person to the amateur and professional painter to the renowned art critic — has their opinion on whether they like it or not, understand it or not.  Abstract art, in essence, can be more difficult to 
Read more
The guide to defining your art The artistic world has always offered shelter to an array of various misfits who broke the standard molds and wanted to find their way out of mediocrity. If you are an aspiring artist who is still looking for the perfect way to present your work on the bustling contemporary art scene, we offer you 
Read more
As the COVID-19 pandemic confines people to their homes, many museums and cultural organizations are utilizing technology to open their doors to people bound in their homes.  The concept of virtual museums has been around for over two decades. While some institutions saw the benefits of them in the early years, they were not widely accepted. Many saw them as 
Read more
If you feel like your artwork is getting repetitive, stagnant and boring, try to experiment with using different media. However, it is important to keep in mind that art-making mediums should be used in a way that supports your ideas, there are times when a dash of unpredictability and thinking-outside-the-box can help. Paint on something interesting Many students choose to 
Read more
When starting a new art project, it is best to brainstorm possible ideas, topics or themes.  Rather than attempting to record thoughts in a sequential, linear fashion (i.e. writing these down in lists or paragraphs), students can find it helpful to collect, record and organize ideas graphically, using visual diagrams such as a mind map. If this brainstorm is submitted 
Read more
Grade 12 is a busy year for high school students who are preparing to apply to university. Many may worry about their GPA and anticipating the university applications to come. It can be a lot to maneuver, especially when you throw in all of the normal high school social events and milestones on top of everything else. However, you don’t 
Read more
Many art universities will ask for a portfolio that includes development work. Students are sometimes confused about what the term ‘development’ means in this context, and are uncertain about how they should go about achieving this. This blog will answer these questions and provides a process step by which students can ensure their work develops sufficiently.  Note: This is intended 
Read more
This blog outlines the common errors that many art students often make. Hope this helps to avoid making the same errors over and over again. Thinking Art will be an entertaining, ‘filler’ subject Many students think that art is a fun subject which you hurl a bit of paint around and scribble with brightly coloured crayons. Students who enter under 
Read more
What is an art sketchbook?  “A sketchbook is a way to process raw information.”   Sketchbooks allow you to quickly jot down ideas as you have them. So whether you are in the air, taking a walk in the park or having lunch at a cafe, the sketchbook allows you to record your ideas. After all, inspiration can strike at just 
Read more
The key to becoming an effective student is learning how to study smarter, not harder. This becomes more and more true as you advance in your education. An hour or two of studying a day is usually sufficient to make it through high school with satisfactory grades, but when university arrives, there are not enough hours in a day to 
Read more