Spring is here and we’re excited to be celebrating its arrival with art inspired by the changes we see in nature. With the warmer weather, all sorts of beautiful transformations happen. Buds begin to sprout, animals come out of hiding and new life is born. The Grade 1 class has been learning all about the…

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The Grade 1’s created these beautiful rainbows with watercolours and pastel just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. They used a watercolour resist to create a mist of clouds in the sky as they appear after a rainfall. They were careful to include all seven colours in order for the rainbow using the acronym ROYGBIV.…

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The Grade 2/3’s had a lot of fun creating these colourful pastel toucans. Since we’re not travelling anywhere warm this March, I figured we could surround ourselves with this tropical paradise instead. I love how art can magically transport us to another place! The children looked at pictures of real-life species of toucans. These beautiful…

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The children have been learning about artist Jean-Michel Basquiat in Art class to mark the beginning of Black History Month. The JK-Grade 3 students are all creating self-portraits inspired by his art. (The Grade 2/3’s work is pictured here.) Lessons began with a discussion about abstract art and how it represents feelings and emotions. Like…

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The Early Start children enjoyed creating a slippy, slidey ‘melting snowman’ craft this week. They used shaving cream to mimic melting snow and cut pieces of paper for the rest of their snowmen. Messy and fun!

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Dear CGS Parents, It‘s been an amazing first term teaching art to your children. It has also been a pivotal one for me as a teacher. Finding creative ways to teach in the middle of a pandemic has been a truly new experience. We’ve had classes online and outside, no matter what the weather, all…

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These gorgeous pieces were made by the Grade 2/3’s in their outdoor art class this week. Working outside has clearly not limited the children’s ability to create excellent work. Carrie used the colourful work of American artist Wayne Thiebaud as inspiration for the children. To add to the fun, Carrie also had the children pretend…

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Kudos to our wonderful, resilient specialty teachers. They have been on the move every day – teaching inside, outside, remote and live. Rim and Mani in particular have been struggling with voice strain and have been anxiously awaiting headset mics. They arrived this week and are fantastic – an outdoor teaching gamechanger! Now they can…

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Well, the Grade 2/3’s created more beautiful artwork this week with Carrie in their outdoor art room. They took their inspiration from Picasso this time and used watercolours to paint their self-portraits. The results were striking. It is so cool to see how the children see themselves on the page.  

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  The Grade 2/3’s did some amazing artwork this week. They took their inspiration from Henri Rousseau who is known for including lions in his paintings. The results are gorgeous. Carrie chose this jumping-off point for the children to acknowledge how brave and resilient they’ve been through Covid – just like lions!  

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