3D Printing : Printing for the Future

3D Printing : Printing for the Future

This summer, Canada’s design museum – the Design Exchange – is showcashing a large scale exhibition on all things 3D Printed. The show, 3DXL , is being touted as the first of its kind, and is making it’s way to Toronto as the Design Exchange’s first major offsite show. Interactive glass boxes at the corner […]

Façade Academy at Art Battle #269

Façade Academy at Art Battle #269

“3…2…1… LET’S PAINT!”, the audience counts down as 12 talented artists buckle down to create a painting for Art Battle #269. Art Battle Canada is an art competition that holds events in cities across the country, and it’s been growing into a huge event over the past few years. Façade Academy entered a local Art […]

Art as Therapy: Art Journaling 101

Art as Therapy: Art Journaling 101

Façade Academy’s Art as Therapy program helps students to get in tune with their inner imagination and creative process, and one of the most exciting methods we teach is a process called Art Journaling. It is exactly what it sounds like – a journal or diary depicting personal facets of your life, emotions, personality, or […]

Recent Travels – Our Artistic Friend in St Lucia

Recent Travels – Our Artistic Friend in St Lucia

We recently travelled to the beautiful island of St. Lucia where we met many new inspiring people, including wire sculptor Paulinus Herman. Paulinus Herman is a sculpture artist born in St Lucia who creates amazing mixed-media sculptures depicting life on the Carribean island. Wire sculpture dates back to almost 5000 years ago, found in jewellery […]

Using the Arts to Defend Against Alzheimers

Using the Arts to Defend Against Alzheimers

Creativity is one of the brain’s biggest workouts. It accesses different and rarely used areas of the brain, and artistic skills learned can stay embedded in the brains reservoirs for decades. According to studies, this type of brain exercise can help prevent and treat age-related conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer’s. Staying mentally active has […]

How can Van Gogh help the Engineer?

How can Van Gogh help the Engineer?

Art is one of the most important facets of learning. Art works much like the mechanics of mathematics – patterns, symmetry, geometry and intuition fuse together to create a work of beauty pleasing to the human eye. Science, math and business are traditionally very rigid disciplines, but the creative workings of our right brain are […]

The Art of Ice Scupltures

The Art of Ice Scupltures

It’s that time of year again. That cold, wintry Canadian air is back to haunt us, and even though we may miss all the fun we can have in the warm weather, there is still some awesome things that you can only do in the winter! One of those things that we especially love is […]

Façade is inspired by El Catrin!

Façade is inspired by El Catrin!

El Catrin –  An Artistic Expression of Mexican Cuisine  A great restaurant has not only delicious food, but an inviting and unique ambience. El Catrin, a staple of Downtown Toronto’s historic Distillery District, houses authentic Mexican cuisine with one of the most amazing decors the city has ever seen! Black lights shine on decorative Mexican-inspired […]