DC Fine Arts students paint collection of Milestones for Canada 150

Durham College (DC) students from the School of Media, Art and Design’s (MAD) Fine Arts – Advanced program, recently grew their experiential learning in the community through a project that allowed them to paint on the windows of the Arts Resource Centre near Oshawa City Hall to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday and other milestone anniversaries being celebrated by community partners in 2017.

As part of their work in the Community Collaborations course, each student was tasked with filling a window with a design that would capture an organization’s spirit or certain period from its history.  In addition to recognizing DC’s 50th anniversary, the project also captures the following milestones:

  • Francophone Organizations Council of Durham Region / Conseil des Organismes Francophones de la Région de Durham – 30th Anniversary
  • Oshawa Art Association – 50th Anniversary
  • Oshawa Church Hockey League – 70th Anniversary
  • Oshawa Historical Society / Oshawa Museum – 60th Anniversary
  • Parkwood Estate National Historic Site – 100th Anniversary
  • Robert McLaughlin Gallery – 50th Anniversary
  • Simcoe Street United Church – 200th Anniversary

“This has been such a fabulous experience for our students, staff and faculty,” said Greg Murphy, executive dean, MAD. “We need partners who give us an opportunity to make a contribution to the cultural landscape of Oshawa, and the city has been a great partner.”