This Wednesday November 11 is Remembrance Day. Whether you chose to watch local ceremonies on screen or participate in a community event, know that we are all united in honouring our veterans and fallen soldiers at 11 am.
To bring awareness of the importance of wearing a poppy, my students will be making felt poppies that can be worn on the lapel. They will research and compare real poppies to the simplified one used in Poppy Campaigns and will create their own version. In preparation for this, I created a few examples and made a few stop-motion videos to show the steps.
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The last two few weeks I have been sharing my love of colour. We have been exploring what the Colour Wheel is, how it has evolved over time while zeroing on the specific schemes derived from the wheel and the importance of colour in compositions and the hues that catch our attention.
You might not believe that I love colour since my ceramic work is often glazed in matted neutrals or glossy whites but in my early teaching days, I was a painter, even though sculpture was my preferred discipline. After university, painting was more practical in terms of space and supplies, plus I was able to put into action all the things about colour I was teaching. Colour was and is the backbone to so many art and craft projects.
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What's your Favourite Colour?
This is probably the most popular conversation starter of all time, at least for kids. Think about your favourite colours throughout your life. Has it always stayed the same or has it like you, evolved over time to richer or more sublime palettes? Keep it in mind as you explore colour in our world.
What Season Are You?
Remember that question from the 1980s?