Updated: Jan 3
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Another year has passed, and as we reflect on all the amazing memories we had at the studio, we are so grateful for our team, our students, and the love and support from our community.
We've asked some of our instructors: "What was your favourite memory of 2021 at LAB?" and here's what they have to say!
Hey there, it's Rainbow Rachel from LAB~ What's my favourite memory of 2021? Hmm... during the month of May we were enchanted with making "The Little Prince" inspired hanging charms from ceramic clay. Then during this year's sunny summer, we had fun playing bubbles with the kids outside? Oh! Also, our growing "clay-tastic" wheel classes!? There are too many to choose from! The year went by so quickly, I want to wish all the best to all those we met this year and I hope to continue get creative with everyone next year!
Hello! Bubbly Bernice here! I have been at LAB for a little over 2 years now and this past year has been so fun and rewarding! I can’t choose any favourite memory in particular because I have so many great ones but one of my favourite artists we learned about with the kids was during the month we crafted Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. It was so cute watching all our students recreate the famous painting in their own beautiful and creative ways! I have also had the pleasure of teaching so many new little ones in our Parent & Me classes. It’s always amazing to watch our little toddlers grow up and see our parents create with their own children. It’s been the greatest pleasure for me to be teaching at LAB and I just cannot wait what 2022 has in store for us all! Thanks to my LAB Team and all of our students for making 2021 a year to remember! May we all have yet another amazing year in 2022 learning and creating art!
Throughout the year I have encountered many wonderful moments. I love working with the students especially when they create unique jewelry and polymer clay pieces. There have been many great memories that have resided within me. However, the most memorable part of working at “LAB” is when I see my students thrilled and happy because of the art they create. I love seeing the children engaged with their work and leave with smiles on their faces. I am grateful to work at such a fun and exciting place alongside my amazing team and I look forward to what “LAB” has in store for us all!
- Emma Banana :)
This year at LAB has been incredible! I’m super thankful to have met all of our wonderful teachers and students this year, as well as for all of the new opportunities I’ve been given to just be creative and have fun with our classes. My favourite moments this year… I’d say every first class of the month! It’s always super exciting to see and meet our students on the first day, each and everyone brimming with talent and creativity just waiting to spill onto a canvas (or our tables LOL) I also end up learning so much about our artists of the month and their art styles, as well as practice old skills that I learned when I was our students' age! I absolutely love being at LAB; this year has been so great and I absolutely cannot wait for the next!
- Friendly Emily
Hi it’s Busy Izzy :) I’m so happy to have made so many memories at LAB over the year of 2021. I have learned so much from my awesome team of amazing and supportive individuals. As someone who loves painting and being creative in my free time, seeing the students enjoy creating art as much as I do always warms my heart. A highlight from this year would be the month we made art inspired by “I.M. Pei Colossal Castles”. The students in my acrylic painting class that month all had such a fun time painting their castles and all their paintings turned out so good. I can’t wait for all the exciting things to come in the new year of 2022 and I can’t wait to experience them all with everyone!!
As the newest member to join the LAB team, I felt truly blessed to be welcomed so warmly by my peers. I have nothing but respect for how talented, supportive, and kind everyone is. Although I have only been with LAB for a short time, I have been taught me a lot - both from the other teachers and our creative little students! The memory I’d like to share is of LAB’s adult art sessions where I got to be the student, picking up new techniques while “brushing” up on old ones as well (pun fully intended). It was a nice reminder that art is for everyone and there is no such thing as “too late” to start or continue learning. Going forward into the new year, I’m hoping that you’ll join me in learning more too in 2022!
- Leo Lion
A merry message from Messy Jessy + Trendy Wendy:
We are truly blessed and happy to be able to do what we get to do each and every single day here! We want to thank our team new and old for all their dedication and hard work in making each student's experience here the best it can be. 2021 brought upon many new and difficult challenges early on. COVID has been and still is quite a tricky obstacle for our small business. There were so many changes to our schedules/routines, but we are finally finding our flow, and we have many goals in store for the new year! We are grateful for our community's continuous support and understanding with all that is happening in the world. The days we have here with our students young and old bring us so much joy... we love seeing our students grow and improve in all things amazingly artsy. To making many more marvellous memories with our team, our community and each other in 2022! :D
Lots of love and smiles,
The LAB Team!