Nov. 6, 2018 | Tomas and Kris brought their miniature surfboard art project outside to take advantage of a rare rain-free day!
Our art teacher, Mr. Brandon, regularly schedules time for students to work on self-guided projects. Though personal creative work is now an official component of our International Baccalaureate program, our art department has been supporting students individual creative pursuits since before the IB was introduced. Form VI students are left to their own creative pursuits on about half their assignments, whereas Form VII students are given free reign on almost every project. “It’s important for students to do their own thing,” explained Mr. Brandon. “Learning to follow your own curiosity is what art is all about.” Some Form VI students are currently working on animations, drawings, digital paintings, and fashion projects. Tomas hopes to eventually make a fully functional surfboard, while Kris intends to make a snowskate. To gain some experience with the materials and test the process, the two have been collaborating on a miniature wooden surfboard, which they covered in resin and fibreglass yesterday morning. When they return from November break, they’ll work on finishing the top of the board and experiment with painting the fibreglass.
We look forward to seeing more of our students finished artworks gracing the School House basement hallway!