I know this post is a bit late but we just had to share some of the magic that was created at last month's March Break Art Camp. Our theme this year was "In the studio with..." and we explored a different famous or emerging artist each morning and afternoon. We do this theme on a continuing basis because we like to connect kids with the larger world of art. Doing this not only provides inspiration and context for our lessons but also opens up our student's minds to appreciating the art that is all around them. I think we picked some great artists this year because the camps were full about a month ahead! A big thank you to all of the families for signing up and for all of the hard work of our students.
During the week, we like to vary the media as much as possible as well as learn about artists from different periods working in different styles. We feel it's important to include women, artists of colour and, of course, Canadian content is always important too! This year's artists included: Emily Carr, Frank Stella, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Mary Blair, Paul Klee, Joan Miro, Alberto Giacometti, James Gulliver Hancock, Henri Matisse and Kenojuak Ashevak
Enjoy the pictures and please click on the artist's names above to learn more about them. We are forever grateful for the inspiration they provide.