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An Exploration of Petroglyphs and Pictographs with the Aboriginal Education Class

An Exploration of Petroglyphs and Pictographs with the Aboriginal Education Class

This project received funding from a large-scale Artists in the Classroom grant. This blog post was written and submitted by artist Charlotte Erlandsson, who worked on this project with Grade 7-12 students in the Aboriginal Education Program at Mount Sentinel Secondary in South Slocan, BC. The project Charlotte describes here was just one part of a larger creative learning endeavor entitled "How Do the Valhalla's Influence Who We Are?" that the school developed with Charlotte Erlandsson and artists Richard Reeves and Miriam Needoba. This post is part of an ongoing series chronicling the progress of select AIC grant recipients.

 

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Thanks to our Summer 2015 UBC Practicum Students!

Thanks to our Summer 2015 UBC Practicum Students!

Every year, ArtStarts engages with UBC students from the Faculty of Education for a Community Field Experience practicum. The experience is always a great learning opportunity for both parties. In June, Amy Clausen and Russell Lau, two students in the Elementary educator stream, joined us at ArtStarts to work on two distinct projects.

 

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World Building at Mayne School

World Building at Mayne School

This project received funding from a large-scale Artists in the Classroom grant. This blog post was written and submitted by artist Tina Farmilo, who worked on this project with Principal Matti Girardi, teachers and students at Mayne Island School on Mayne Island, BC. This post is part of an ongoing series chronicling the progress of select AIC grant recipients.

 

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Thank You, Teachers!

Thank You, Teachers!

A huge THANK YOU to all the teachers out there for all that you do year-round to support and inspire young people!

 

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Looking Around: Art Fundamentals with Cathy Stubington

Looking Around: Art Fundamentals with Cathy Stubington

We had the pleasure to welcome artist Cathy Stubington who visited us from the Interior to facilitate our May Art Fundamentals session. Cathy is a committed artist who has championed some fascinating community engaged projects in her rural community of Enderby in the Interior of BC. She also was one of the six Infusion Cohort teaching artists who collaborated for a period of three years with M.V. Beattie Elementary to discover and develop ways to bring arts integration based practices into the classroom.

 

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