SUDBURY – It’s that time of year when a lot of icebreaker conversations will begin with “Hot enough for you?” If you’re already pining for those cooler days, the Cambrian College Foundation has something that will give you chills of excitement: a project created by Cambrian’s Design and Visual Arts and Carpentry programs.
The Cambrian Foundation will be taking to the auction floor and accepting bids on custom-built, hand-painted ice fishing huts and matching chairs.
“These are some amazing ice huts and Muskoka chairs that were built by Cambrian's Carpentry Level 2 Apprentice students, and painted by Cambrian's Art & Design Mural Group,” explains Angela Gilmore, Development Manager with the Cambrian College Foundation. “They’ll be the most eye-catching huts on the lake this winter and the chairs will be a great year-round edition to someone’s home or camp.”
Two 8’ x 8’ ice huts and two Muskoka chairs are being auctioned separately. Bids are set to open August 18 and close September 30. To view the sheds and chairs and to submit a bid, visit the Cambrian Foundation Facebook page at www.facebook.com/thecambriancommunity.
For the past 10 years, faculty and students in Cambrian’s Design and Visual Arts Program have created murals in Greater Sudbury. This year, the professors and students opted for a different approach, and partnered with the Carpentry Level 2 Apprentice students to create two unique ice huts.
“The huts and painted Muskoka-style chairs are themed as day and night, and reflect a brightness, positivity, and energy which will be a bold contrast to the landscape on the ice during the winter,” says Johanna Westby, a professor in the Design and Visual Arts program. “The students worked very hard to complete this project, which involved more than 100 hours of painting.”
All auction proceeds will be used for student bursaries in the Design and Visual Arts and Carpentry programs.
“This was such a great project for our carpentry students to show off their skills, creativity and talents,” says Nelson Fraser, the Program Coordinator for Cambrian’s Carpentry Renovations and Techniques program. “The end products are amazing and this project really helped instill in our students that sense of pride, craftsmanship, and college spirit they come to Cambrian to develop.”
To learn more about our Design and Visual Arts and Carpentry programs, visit www.cambriancollege.ca/programs.
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Cambrian College is Northern Ontario’s largest college, with more than 80 programs. Cambrian’s main campus is in Greater Sudbury, with satellite centres in Espanola and Little Current. For more information about Cambrian College, visit www.cambriancollege.ca.
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