BLOG EXHIBITION DATE 2025
On to Grade 1!
You have come a long way since the beginning of the school year. You started with great momentum and demonstrated heaps of creativity when you planned, designed, and turned your imaginings to life. All artworks in your grade level color were finished on campus this year. The artworks in the final HUGE gallery post for the year were part of your online learning. You had 10 weeks of creating at home, with limited supplies and increased independence. It is clear to see that you contributed and grew as artists, maybe not in the usual ways we would have done while on campus, but certainly in the ways you solved problems. You showed your resolve to stay connected and your love for The Arts!
Here is wishing you a restful and healthful break. For those who are leaving, I wish you well and hope to see you some where, some time, and for those who are returning, I cannot wait to see you again!
It is exciting to see what you have chosen to make and do this past year. Many of you want to draw in your books mostly. Some of you have taken up painting as a goal, and other are most keen to construct! Check out your gallery to see what we have so far...
Visual Arts Project UPDATE!
During the December break, many or our artworks were culled in a deep cleaning that occurs over long breaks. This was heartbreaking for the students and has impacted our community of artists. I cannot begin to express the feeling one has from telling the news to 12 classes of students, seeing their shock, and being a witness to how resilient young people can be in difficult situations. I am happy to report that we have recovered and are creating again. Check out the Gallery to see the variety of expression that exists from choice!
All your teachers have met together to see how we can best help you discover the artist you are. We decided that we would try something new this year. Mr Somphong and I will come to you in your classroom four times a week! We are so excited to find out what you want to learn about and what you will discover from exploring your interests. O is for opportunity AND for open! O what fun we will have...can't wait!
Your Visual Arts Teacher,
With a career spanning 25 years, I have worked alongside children from infancy to 9th grade in a generalist classroom setting. To my delight and surprise, an opportunity arose for me to become an art teacher in 2015. My first year was a learning experience and I expect that will be the case with all the years to follow.