January 16, 2021

BY CALEIGH MCLELLAND

As the school year winds down, students from Conestoga College’s design foundations program are putting the final touches on their work as they get ready to showcase some of their best pieces at this year’s Skillz Manifesto.SONY DSC

On April 5, students will display their work at the Waterloo Region Museum, where there will be 67 pieces available for live auction, and an art show consisting of at least three pieces per student.

“I’m excited about being involved in this event, because it is completely student-run,” said design foundations student, Greg Hergott.

As a one-year certificate portfolio and skills-building program, Hergott added that “the event is great for students to get experience and get recognized.”

Displayed will be a wide range of artistic designs, including 2D and 3D pieces, as well as abstract designs and paintings, while the auction will consist of kinetic sculptures.

“The focus is really on the students,” said Ryanne Hamilton, co-ordinator of design foundations at the college. “This event gives them the opportunity to showcase their talent and achievements throughout the year.”

Preview and registration for the fourth annual Skillz Manifesto begins at 6 p.m. and the auction and cash bar run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

To purchase tickets, call 519-748-5220, ext. 2402 or 2407. Tickets are $15 and are available by cash only through design foundations.