Category Archives: Creative Art

“I am an Artist” Alphabet

“The alphabet was one thing when applied to clay or stone, and quite another when set down on light papyrus.” ~ Marshall McLuhan I have long been fascinated by the different pencil grasps that children use as they learn to … Continue reading

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Wonderful Watercolours

 ”I do tend to use watercolors – I love the splatter sort of thing you can do with watercolors.” ~ Mini Grey Anyone who pays attention to my blog must know by now that that my posts are as much … Continue reading

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Ladybugs in December?

 We owe at least this much to future generations,  from whom we have borrowed a fragile planet called Earth. ~ Maurice Strong This year began with a very important and engaging inquiry in my classroom.  Usually at this time of … Continue reading

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Sweet Dreams, Little Animals

“But I do feel a little teeny right now that I’m just about ready to start, and winter is entering.  Half past autumn has arrived.” ~ Gordon Parks Since the school year started, I have become really intrigued with engaging … Continue reading

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And That’s How a Pumpkin Grows!

“Talking about pumpkins does not make them grow.” ~ African Proverb For me October is always an inspiring and festive month.  Thanksgiving provides the opportunity for me to reflect on my many blessings, and of course there is participating in all of … Continue reading

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The Secret Life of Artist Girl

“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” ~ e.e. cummings When school came to an end a boy in my class gave me a beautiful framed message … Continue reading

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Creativity and Wellness

“All art forms are in the service of the greatest of all arts: the art of living.”  ~ Bertolt Brecht In February I attended a workshop on the Arts, Creativity and Wellness, which was very timely given the current focus … Continue reading

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Hearts of Empathy

“Learning is a result of listening, which in turn leads to even better listening and attentiveness to the other person. In other words, to learn from the child, we must have empathy, and empathy grows as we learn.” ~ Alice Miller This … Continue reading

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Exploring Colour Mixing

“He who knows how to appreciate colour relationships, the influence of one colour on another, their contrasts and dissonances, is promised an infinitely diverse imagery.” ~ Sonia Delaunay Recently the children in my class enjoyed an art activity where they made … Continue reading

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Exploring the Art Techniques of Picture Book Illustrators

“There is no line between fine art and illustration; there is no high or low art; there is only art, and it comes in many forms.” ~ James Gurney This past week the children in my class have been creating … Continue reading

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