November Newsletter

Special Events

NOVEMBER PAINT NIGHT: Our second Kerrisdale Paint Night event took place on November 30th and was another success!

Check out our Paint Night Gallery for more event pictures and highlights!

Our Paint Night takes a break for December but will be back on Friday January 25th. You can sign up at our registration page or send us an email at [email protected] to pay by interac email transfer.

Our Early Bird pricing ($20 off) will be in effect until January 20th. 


Creating partnerships with upstanding arts universities and school, and offering application and portfolio guidance is part of our mission at AOMA. 

With that in mind we recently traveled to California to visit and connect with some top schools and programs. We had the opportunity to visit beautiful schools in UCLA, Pepperdine, USC & LMU. 

Pepperdine is consistently ranked as one of the most beautiful campuses to study. It is situated in the gorgeous coastal community of Malibu but also has additional locations throughout California and the Los Angeles area. 

Pepperdine’s Fine Arts division offers programs in Art, Art History, Music & Theatre. For Art & Production Design you must submit a portfolio along with your application. 

UCLA has been a leader in the States for nearly 100 years. Another beautiful campus in the western part of Los Angeles known for both it’s academics and athletics. Founded in 1929, they are the second oldest university in California.

Visual artists are responsible for some of the most provocative and enduring expressions of culture. At UCLA, emerging artists are provided with the tools they need to express themselves in ways that are meaningful in the social context in which they live and work.

UCLA Website 

Loyola Marymount University was founded in 1911 and ranked among the top 15 universities in America in Wall Street Journal’s most recent rankings. This stunning campus has also been named one of the most 10 beautiful campuses in the States. 

Their College of Fine Arts offers a Studio Arts program that, “provides a broad foundation in fundamental artistic techniques and concepts, and permits individuals to experience the possibilities of creative expression while developing an understanding of art as a key to cultural awareness.” To find out more about this excellent program you can visit their website here or talk to us about prepping for your application. 

USC features their Cinematic Arts program. This program is the most prestigious in the country, and invites students to, “explore and expand the power and potential of film, television and new media.”

The school was founded in 1929 and sits on a beautiful campus in southwest Los Angeles. 

Our programs provide a one-of-a-kind opportunity for women and men such as yourself, from regions as diverse as Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas, to explore and expand your creative potential

Cinematic Arts Program – USC

UNIVERSITY INFO NIGHT: On November 27th we hosted representatives from major American and Canadian Universities during our exciting University Info Night.

Four administrative officers from each university offered a comprehensive presentation introducing their schools, programs, portfolio requirements, admission requirements and career development. 

Attendees had their questions answered and also provided some great one-on-one consultation regarding student’s portfolios and application concerns. The night was well received and we look forward to future Info Nights at AOMA. 

CalArts (California Institute of the Arts)
Ranked #1 in Animation Career Review‘s list “Top 50 Animation Schools and Colleges in the U.S. 2017”

OCAD U (Ontario College of Art & Design University)
Largest and most comprehensive art, design and media university in Canada

Otis College of Art & Design
The Princeton Review ranked Otis among the “2019 Best Colleges: Region by Region/Best in the West”

SciArc (Southern California Institute of Architecture)
Listed in the top 10 architecture schools in the USA


November was a great month.  As the weather got colder our comfy studio picked up the pace! See below for some highlights.

Creative Oil Painting – Culture Crawl

Our AOMA Instructor, Kerry, led a trip for our Creative Oil Painting students to the East Side Culture Crawl. This was a fantastic opportunity for students to take in professional artwork, and learn about the artists process. 

Still Life Drawing

Drawing & Painting

Acrylic Techniques 

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