Photo credit: Tammy Mosher
Sept. 13, 2019. Our first hands-on creative experience funded by an ArtistsInspire Grant took place this week!!!
Artist cj fleury worked with grade 6 students and their teacher at Sunnyside Elementary in Stanstead to beautify their school yard by painting this shipping container that is used to store bikes for students. (To learn more about cj, see her profile on our website: https://artistsinspire.ca/artist/cj-fleury/).
In her very enthusiastic email about the project, cj (wearing the pink hat in the photo) said “Students dove into large color-blends, edge variations, and visual tricks through tiny and giant gestures. They painted politely, under and over each other, as they shared paint pots; and NEVER dripped a dot as they stretched high and crunched down; balancing brush-techniques and color-mixing with drying-times in humid, dry, cool and hotter, calm and windy conditions.” She also spoke about how math skills were integrated in the artistic experience as students worked with scaling from a small print-out to the image size needed on this very large surface. cj reflected that the scale and location of this outdoor studio gave participants and all the playground-users an instant experience of “looking” from up-close and far-away perspectives; enabling them to see how the perception of color, texture, and reality can change over different proximities.
Thanks to CLC CDA Clea Corman, @Sunnyside’s Volunteer Committee and the school staff for your contributions to making this beautiful art project happen so early in the school year!
Sunnyside Elementary School’s ArtistsInspire Grant experience was made possible by an ELAN Quebec/LEARN partnership for students from Quebec’s English-speaking communities to participate in arts and culture experiences, thanks in part to funding from Heritage Canada through the Government of Canada.
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