The 3 Most Important Lessons I’ve Learned at University

Written by: Peter Widdrington

I’ve been around the block when it comes to universities, so I have a little more experience than the average student when it comes to different undergrads.  Thanks to this, I think I’ve learned a thing or two about the university experience and how to tailor it to my needs, plus figure out the way to get the most out of it.  Read More

Art Stuff for Dummies: Inktober

Written By: Liana Shaw

Hi, I’m Liana! Every month I’ll be taking on a new art form that I’m interested in, and I’ll be working though the process of teaching myself how to do it. This month I’m participating in Inktober!

Inktober is something that artists participate in worldwide during the month of October. Creatives challenge themselves to make art everyday. People use different mediums, but the most popular form that I’ve seen on social media, and the one I will be doing this month, is drawing. I’m hoping to introduce a creative habit into my daily routine, and I’ve also always been impressed by people who can find time to write (and not just type) every day, so I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to explore! Read More

Nurturing Your Art by Supporting Others

Written by: Lucia Llano

As emerging artists, it is often that we find ourselves promoting our work and constantly seeking support for our art. However, how often do we see a theatre show, a dance performance or visit an art gallery? How often do we actually support our fellow art students?

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What Pantone Colour Are You?

Written by: Paojia Tang

Every colour says something, makes you feel something. Each colour has a personality, just like we do.  So what if you were a colour? Have you ever wondered what colour you would be? Wonder no longer, because you can find out right now!

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Artist Spotlight: Parviz Tanavoli

Written By: Nima A.K.

Tanavoli, Parviz. Poet and Nightingale. Design for Rug, 1974.


Parviz Tanavoli was born in 1937 in Tehran, Iran, and currently lives in Vancouver, Canada. He studied sculpture in Milan at the end of 1950s and continued his studies in Minneapolis in the early 1960s. He soon became an important figure in contemporary sculpture; however, his work also includes painting, drawing, weaving, and prints. His art revisits Persian traditions and combines them with modern art. Tanavoli’s main motive is Heecha word meaning “nothing”.

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The Ashley Plays: Who is Ashley?

Written by: Maddy

The Ashley Plays: Join us on October 22nd at 12:45 in the CFT Lobby.

Who is Ashley?

Ashley is coming.

Where did Ashley come from?

Ashley is coming.

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First Year Growing Pains as Told Through Disney Channel Gifs

Written by: Laura Clark

The person you are now is very different from the person you were at the start of the summer – or even from the person you were at the start of the school year. You’ve changed in so many ways that you may not even recognize yourself. Family members probably brought some of these recent changes to your attention at family dinners over Thanksgiving weekend. Perhaps you noticed some things about yourself while you were passing the gravy to your grandma. Change is a good thing! At AMPD we encourage reflection, so let’s take a look at some of the changes you may be experiencing in this second-wave psychological puberty that no one told you was coming.
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A Festival of Light and Wonder

Written by Vaiva Slapsys

If you’re not one to walk among the historic cobblestone streets of the Distillery District on a normal Saturday evening, now is definitely the time to make the trip down and explore the magic that it offers. Not only is it a beautiful place to visit every other day of the year, but from now until March 12th it has been transformed into a wonderland of light and colour that will take you away from the harsh winter winds and transport you into a place of imagination and inspiration. Read More