Golden Age Academy

The Golden Age Academy is a non-profit organization that encourages individuals to use their skills, knowledge, and experience as contribution to their community.

The norms of the Golden Age Academy are a reflection of its history and philosophy.

In 1997, a small group of seniors who had an interest in the Arts and Crafts and who wanted to encourage development of their inner gift and express themselves in various forms of artistic creations started the Organization.

The Golden Age Academy is now open to all. The Organization invites people of all ages and cultural backgrounds. We believe that artistic growth is fostered by sharing experiences and values among members of a diverse community.

Our art and craft works are displayed all year-round in the lobby of the famous Columbus Centre, in Toronto. We hold several exhibitions. We also promote, participate, and organize access to other Arts and Crafts shows in Toronto and across Ontario.

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Art Refined Teen Students

Students from Visual Arts Brampton’s Art Refined for Teens classes proudly present their self-portraits in acrylic on canvas done in Fauvism style. Fauvism emphasizes painterly qualities and strong color over the representational or realistic values retained by Impressionism.

Designed for the emerging artist, our Art Refined class will stimulate your teen's creative abilities through focused, in depth art instruction. In this weekly class, students learn and shape their skills in a diverse range of fine arts mediums such as: drawing, acrylic painting, watercolour painting, pastels, sculpture, mixed media, print making, and digital media. Many of our students use their experience from our classes to pursue further arts education at college and university visual art programs. We take great pride in the accomplishments of our students.

Antonella Lisanti

I have gratefully been a stay at home mom for 20 years. My sons are my dream come true! I struggle with bi-polar and I have discovered painting in the last few years. I love it. It really helps me relax and feel productive. My teacher calls me a colourist/artist. I hope for people to be more aware of bi-polar and talk as much as possible about it.

Michelina Williamson Artist

Michelina Williamson is a visual artist who began her art practice as an experimental filmmaker. Williamson graduated from the Ontario College of Art's New Media program in 1991 and exhibited work in Toronto, Montreal and Germany. In 2010, she obtained a BFA from OCAD University and the next year took up painting. "I began to feel a disconnect within the ever-increasing digital process of filmmaking. The tactility and immediacy of painting brings more meaning to my work with a physical and emotional connection."

For this exhibit Williamson has chosen four abstract paintings from her Out of the Darkness Series. Through colour, texture and movement each painting tells a story of emotional turmoil, resiliency of the spirit and finding peace with oneself. Williamson's paintings will beautify your space and nourish your spirit.

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