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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It was art ‘en plein air’ this week. Carrie had all of her classes outside in the fresh air and the children used Monet’s lilies as their inspiration. It was lovely to see the children making art again!

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We have been so fortunate to partner with Arts Express through the years, now more than ever. When we had to go online in March due to COVID 19 school closures, Arts Express was there to help. They jumped in with both feet to meet the new online challenges. They went to work creating prerecorded…

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We are so thrilled to welcome Mani to our CGS Spirit at Home Program. During the early days of the program, Marie was very mindful that the critical arts component of our CGS curriculum was missing. As the children and teachers were getting up and running with classroom basics, Marie was working behind the scenes…

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Tuesday was our last Art Club for Term 2 and I am so impressed by the students’ beautiful spring-inspired art. Throughout the last few weeks, we painted all things spring – a rabbit in the forest, a ladybug landing on a daisy, baby ducklings (inspired by Eric Carle) and turtles swimming in the sea. This…

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Our CGS artists were inspired by pop art this month! Pop Art is a fun style of art based on simple, bold images of everyday items, such as cupcakes and food painted in bright colors. The JK and SK classes were shown images by artist Wayne Thiebaud, who famously painted desserts like pies, ice cream,…

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