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 students […]

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 then […]

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 us […]

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 – […]