Golden Secondary School students show their artistic side

Students at GSS were given the chance to show off their artistic side at a special show held at the school.

A semester full of hard work came to fruition last week when the Golden Secondary School art class put their collection on display in the school library.

Scrambling in the Tide is a collection of more than 100 pieces, from more than 30 students, using several different mediums including paint, pencil, and ceramics, among others.

“I think the idea behind the name was somewhere along the lines of fumbling around and finding yourself,” said art teacher, Tanya Hobbs.

“A lot of it was self-directed, so the students often chose what they wanted to work on, in terms of building their skills and techniques. And then I sprung a final show on them.”

The art class, made up of Grades 10, 11, and 12, has been working on some of their pieces since the beginning of the semester.

The show in the library allows them share their work with their classmates, and the community.

“The feedback is good, and it’s a good way to get your name out there, especially if you’re wanting to continue on with art,” said art student Randi Hampton.

“We’re hoping to really involve the community, it’s great to get people coming out to see the work,” said Hobbs.

The work won’t remain up on display for very long, now that the semester is over.

The class hosted two shows on Jan. 23, one in the afternoon, and one in the early evening.

Fellow students, family and friends came out to support the artists.

But soon it will all come down, and the students can take all their work home with them, to do with what they wish.

“I usually give my stuff away,” said art student Harlynn Ovenden.

“I can’t give mine away, I get way too attached to it,” said Hampton.

Whatever they choose to do with their work, Hobbs is proud of what they accomplished.

“These guys have all worked really hard towards these pieces this year. This class is an exceptionally hard working class. It’s been really inspiring to watch them work and watch them grow as artists,” she said.