Grade 9 Student Work on CBE 182!
Congratulations to Grade 9 student Sara H who has had her work on the "Wild Festival of Speculative Art" displayed on the CBE 182 page!
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Willow Park students hold public art showcase: We Can Change the World
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Student Animations from "Village of Idiots"
These animations were created by Ms. Shield's animation club and projected as the backdrop for our student production of, Canadian playwright, John Lazarus's "Village of Idiots".
Students explored concepts around how to create backdrops using animation that would highlight student process and share this process with the intended audience.
Images would not be static but would change aesthetic and type as the play moved along.
Studens chose a scene to animate the backdrop for and worked together creating different strategies and processes for animation. The first clip (back ground for the village) icorporated students filming themselves drawing using a piece of glass between their drawing and the camera (that's why you can see the shadow of the hand creating the art). Many of the scenes incorporated stop animation as well.
Students in the animation club had to problem solve together to create images that would work well with live actors on the stage while incorporating the mood, style and specific details from the script.
The scrip called for a tree which would change seasons. Instead of using a physical tree, students created an animation of the tree in the clip below which was paused inbetween seasons. Actors would sit below the projection and smell the blossoms, shiver in the cold and watch the buds burst into bloom.
"We Can Change The World"
Grade 8 BP & A Energy Project
Students in grade 8 investigated the question “ How can the arts influence our decisions to meet the needs for a sustainable environment and respond to social and cultural change? “. This video is a brief montage of our process.
Our approach was to begin with the arts in mind, sharing and discussing images to provoke discussion around the role of the arts within society. We used works by artists such as Edward Burtynsky, Yinka Shonibare, and Neil Young. We also held a forum of both local artists (Morgan Free and Lane Shoredee) and professionals in the oil and gas field (British Petroleum and Marquis Alliance). We also had Chris Turner, author of The Geography of Hope take part in the panel. Students developed their own questions for the panel and then took time afterward to reflect on their understanding and pose more questions to clarify their understanding. Throughout this project, we were fortunate to have the support and assistance of our studio artist, Morgan Free. She challenged our students to think more conceptually while focusing on the process rather than the product.
A key element of this project was the collaboration and cross-curricular approach that was taken. Humanities focused on communication, looking at different perspectives, worldview, stereotypes, bias and point of view. Science classes involved studying and reviewing the different types of energy as well as fresh and salt water systems.
One aspect that made this project successful was that students were offered opportunities to direct the direction of the project as indicated through their reflections as well as the choice of representation they were given.
We were very fortunate to have Fish Creek Public Library offer their space for us to hold our exhibition. It was a wonderful space to showcase the students‘ work!
||Mayor Nenshi visits Willow Park School
Students Fundraise to Help Willow Park School
Thank you to Jadelyn Brault and Ophelie Couture two special Grade 7 students at Willow Park for selling their crafts and getting their story on the CBC! Jedelyn and Ophelie have been making beaded bracelets and selling these at school to students at Willow Park and also students at Chinook Learning Services (Viscount Bennett). They have made over 500 bracelets and you can purchase yours at Willow Park School! Follow this link to learn more about their incredible idea and see how it has grown! Staff and students are very proud of the girls success! Way to Rise Up!
||Willow Park School enjoys visit from Maasai Warriors
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