Art at Willow Park Starbucks
Congratulations to the following students whose artwork was chosen to be displayed at the Willow Park Starbucks in April 2018:
- Grade 6 – Sophie T, Freya C, Alexa B;
- Grade 7 – Tyler B, Sydney G, Rebeca P C, Megan H, Emma D, Ava S;
- Grade 8 – Tal G, Paige L, Kyla H, Elisha J, Lauryn S, Bailey L, Bri S, Brianne S, Dan T, Ella M, Nina R, Hannah T;
- Grade 9 – Sarah L, Isabella R, Cadence F-S.
Be sure to visit our friends at Starbucks and check out the displays.
Student Wellness Video March 2016
Student Animations from "Village of Idiots"
These animations were created by Ms. Shield's animation club and projected as the backdrop for our student production of, Canadian playwright, John Lazarus's "Village of Idiots".
The script called for a tree which would change seasons. Instead of using a physical tree, students created an animation of the tree in the clip below which was paused inbetween seasons. Actors would sit below the projection and smell the blossoms, shiver in the cold and watch the buds burst into bloom.
"We Can Change The World"
Grade 8 BP & A Energy Project
Students in grade 8 investigated the question “ How can the arts influence our decisions to meet the needs for a sustainable environment and respond to social and cultural change? “. This video is a brief montage of our process.
Our approach was to begin with the arts in mind, sharing and discussing images to provoke discussion around the role of the arts within society. We used works by artists such as Edward Burtynsky, Yinka Shonibare, and Neil Young. We also held a forum of both local artists (Morgan Free and Lane Shoredee) and professionals in the oil and gas field (British Petroleum and Marquis Alliance). We also had Chris Turner, author of The Geography of Hope take part in the panel. Students developed their own questions for the panel and then took time afterward to reflect on their understanding and pose more questions to clarify their understanding. Throughout this project, we were fortunate to have the support and assistance of our studio artist, Morgan Free. She challenged our students to think more conceptually while focusing on the process rather than the product.
A key element of this project was the collaboration and cross-curricular approach that was taken. Humanities focused on communication, looking at different perspectives, worldview, stereotypes, bias and point of view. Science classes involved studying and reviewing the different types of energy as well as fresh and salt water systems.
One aspect that made this project successful was that students were offered opportunities to direct the direction of the project as indicated through their reflections as well as the choice of representation they were given.
We were very fortunate to have Fish Creek Public Library offer their space for us to hold our exhibition. It was a wonderful space to showcase the students‘ work!