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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 – […]
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 and […]
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!