More About Housego, Ken
The Journey and The Outlook
Follow your Dreams and Passions; I started my formal art education and my creative journey, in 1970, at Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology in Toronto. The class sizes and creative environment were very similar to that of the Visual Arts at Grande Prairie Regional College. Humber nurtured critical and technical development and supported and encouraged individual directions. Humber was the perfect institution to start my artistic journey, as is GPRC. With only one art course in High School, Humber College gave me the much-needed artistic foundation, to pursue my education, later at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax (1972-74). By the middle of my second year of study, at Humber, I was confidently and independently underway. I am greatly indebted to my early instructors for giving me a solid understanding of design, on which to build my artistic growth.
During my 35 years of teaching for The Fine Arts Department at GPRC, my goal has been to give my students a similar set of skills, so they can move their dreams forward. A strong design foundation, discipline, tempered with thought, exploration and play are the fundamentals for all creative growth. Discipline gives one freedom, encourages personal strength, builds conviction and gives one the ability to confidently and passionately seek their own unique aesthetic voice.
The Visual Arts Program at GPRC is a great place to start.
Ken HouseGo, BFA.MFA. B.Ed.
(The image is of my daughter and myself, in the studio, when she was about two years old.)