Art Stories: THE POWER OF MUSIC presents a GREAT band, GREAT single,and a GREAT cause!

For two years now, I’ve been involved with a group of volunteers working to promote the power and importance of the Arts at my daughter’s elementary school; we call our volunteer parent group Art Stories (you may remember some of my posts from last year when I was working on a quilt with the studentsContinue reading “Art Stories: THE POWER OF MUSIC presents a GREAT band, GREAT single,and a GREAT cause!”

ART STORIES exhibition to open this week at Government House

I volunteered with Art Stories Connaught Street School over the course of five Fridays this winter. The students were from grades 1&2, and over the course of our time together they created many inspired works of art. First their works were based on the design concept of a repeatable unit (a single design) and thenContinue reading “ART STORIES exhibition to open this week at Government House”

Connaught Street School students finished by quilting their fabric prints together.

The students in this class at Connaught Street School should all be very proud of themselves. They worked hard each week I was in to visit with them, and last Friday they completed a collaborative work on fabric by quilting – another new art skill for many of them. My mother came to help usContinue reading “Connaught Street School students finished by quilting their fabric prints together.”

Preparing for my final visit with the students at Connaught Street School

On Monday afternoon the students in Mrs. Young’s class finished printing their fabric squares. Since then I have been preparing the squares into the quilted form we agreed on as a group. They voted to have a zig-zag pattern and their weren’t enough squared to do that -and it would have ruined their designs –Continue reading “Preparing for my final visit with the students at Connaught Street School”

Printing our quilt blocks at Connaught Street School

I am so privileged to be working with the students at Connaught Street School. This past week they created prints on cotton fabric which will eventually be sewn into a collaborative piece to be exhibited publically later in the spring. Over my time with the students we have read lots of books, laughed lots andContinue reading “Printing our quilt blocks at Connaught Street School”

Making art with the students at Connaught Street School

For the next month I have the privilege of making art with a grade one/two class at Connaught Street School in New Brunswick. I learn something new about art each time I am with them! Here we were reading about architecture and then.. They made their own blueprints!