From mid-April until the end of May I will be working as an Artist-in-Residence at St. Augustine Fine Arts School and I'm really, really looking forward to working with 164 students in grades 1 to 6...not all at once, thank goodness, but in eight separate groups. Because I love working with the Jr Artists Program at the library (our students range in age from 7-13), I am so excited to be asked to be involved in this venture and have already begun preparing samples for the classes. I feel so blessed. The Vision Statement of the school resonates with me and I wish I would have had an opportunity to attend a school like this:
“We witness inspiration of spirit in the voice of a child, in the colors of an artist, in the vision of a teacher, and in the most simple acts of daily kindness. Let our creative spirits shine.”
Celebration and assessment of integrated arts learning is a key part of our Fine Arts Program. Documentation of student learning is visible throughout our school. Teachers and students work with a variety of Calgary artists throughout the year in the areas of visual, photographic, dramatic, movement and musical arts.
“inspire” “dream” “explore” “achieve”
Why Fine Arts Integration?