FINE ARTS INSTRUCTOR FOR CHILDREN
I am currently the Community Fine Arts Instructor for Mixed Media for young children through The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Charles Rummel, Edmonds, Bonsor and Willingdon Community Centre in Burnaby. Thank you so much to Lia, Sheila, Jaimie, Breanne, Laurie and River for this exciting opportunity. To register for a program, please check out the Burnaby Leisure Guide at www.burnaby.ca or call The Shabolt Centre for the Arts at (604)291 - 6864.
Wishing everyone a safe and restful summer vacation. Please check back in the Fall of September 2018 for upcoming Art Classes!
BUILDING A YOUNG CHILD'S CREATIVE CONFIDENCE
Based on transforming an “oops" into something beautiful, this wonderful pop up book builds every young child’s creative confidence. "A spill, a smear, a smudge, a tear...when you think you have made a mistake, think of it as an opportunity to make something beautiful". Barney Saltzberg is the author and illustrator of "Good Egg", "Peekaboo Kisses", and lots of other bestselling books for children. I begin every class with this wonderful book!
BAKER DRIVE 2016/2017 FISH PHILOSOPHY PROJECT
This year, Baker Drive Elementary School is participating in a wonderful art project to celebrate the four pillars of the Fish Philosophy - Choose your attitude, Be present, Play and Make their day. Over 260 wooden fish/sea creatures were designed and cut out by our wonderful Baker Drive parent, Russ Giddings and every student will have an opportunity to paint these amazing creatures. Come early Spring, our Baker Drive community will come together and permanently hang these sea creatures in our school library. I have had the wonderful opportunity to work on this amazing project with the students and Baker Drive parents.
ART CLUB AT BAKER DRIVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
ART CLUB is an Afterschool Art Program held once a month at Baker Drive Elementary School in Coquitlam. It is a volunteer initiative focused on playing, creating and expressing ourselves through a variety of projects and art mediums. Also, getting MESSY EQUALS a whole lot of FUN!
ART CLUB WILL BEGIN in April/May 2017. Please check back for more information on this exciting Afterschool Program!
***These sessions are only open to Baker Drive students, Grades 2 -5
ARTS INTEGRATION LAB FOR PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS
In October I was chosen as one of fifteen Professional Artists in the Greater Vancouver area to participate in The Arts Integration Lab. The Arts Integration Learning Lab is presented by Art Starts in Schools, a not-for-profit organization that provides innovative arts programs for young people, practical resources for teachers and artists, and leadership in advocacy for arts in education. Art Starts regularly offers Infusion professional development opportunities for artists and teachers interested in bringing the arts and arts integration into schools across BC. Check out www.artstarts.com for more information on this fantastic program!