July 14, 2017

Happy Stampede Everyone

Art is an integral component of the Indigenous culture of the Stardale girls. Experience the First Person narrative by interacting with these young urban Indigenous girls who are painting their own stories. The girls’ creative processes are directed by the talented Cree-Metis artist Barbara La Pointe and First Nations artist Ken Bourassa. Yahoo or as one of the little girls said to me YEHAW. Stardale will be on July 12…

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July 14, 2017

Pop Up Art #2 – in Celebration of Canada 150

Stephen’s Ave Mall was and still is a street of excitement today, as Stardale held another Pop Up Art. It all started with our little friends- Santana’s children making my day with their child innocence and sheer enjoyment of all that surrounded them. Then of course our Stardale girls were making magic painting a Stampede picture. Thank you so much, Ken you are a wonderful artist / teacher and fun…

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July 1, 2017

Pop Up In the Park

STARDALE WOMEN’S GROUP welcomes you to join us for “POP UP ART IN THE PARK” this July 1, in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday. Art is an integral component of the Indigenous culture of the Stardale girls. Experience the first person narrative by interacting with these young urban Indigenous girls who are painting their own stories. The girls’ creative processes are directed by the talented Cree-Metis artist Barbara La Pointe…

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February 13, 2013

One -2-One Mentorship Moment with Robert Bateman

My student Gary Luo (Gr.4) had the unbelievable chance to meet Robert Bateman.  For those who may not know, Mr. Bateman truly is a Canadian Art legend. Mr. Bateman reviewed Gary’s drawings and paintings.  It was an inspirational, true mentorship moment for Gary and his family. Big Congratulations to Gary and the Luo Family.  Keep working hard Gary! To learn more about Robert Bateman visit www.robertbateman.ca  Robert Bateman and Gary…

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February 2, 2013

Presenting Artistic Alexa and the Bright, Creative Beckham to the Studio!

Alexa and Beckham are my two new Kindergarten artists joining the “age 6” and under class each Thursday at 2:00 p.m. There is no paint splattering happening here, only the regular focused “work-play” of learning the Principles and Elements of Art and Design (except I sing and puppets do appear!) Alexa and Beckham are attentive, curious and willing learners. I’m looking forward to our creative learning together in the studio!

October 9, 2012

The Evidence is Overwhelming -Drawing with Wire is Dangerous, but Fun!

Art students embarked on a lesson in drawing when they said “yes!” to a kinetic experience in sculpture.  Re-bar wire is greasy, hard and sharp.  Rebar Wire (16 ga., 3.5 lbs) is used to tie or reinforce bars in construction and concrete applications. It’s not usually a first choice material for Elementary and Junior High students.  If the wire pokes you in the finger, it hurts. Students were keen despite…

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