Showing posts from September, 2016


In 2017, Canada will celebrate its 150th anniversary of Confederation.  To prepare for next year's event, senior art students will be challenged to prepare an artwork (or a series of work) that represents their understanding of Canada through a social and political lens.

How should we celebrate Canada in 2017?  How do we view Canada, and how do we see ourselves (and others) as Canadian?  Do we appreciate our differences or are we limited to our own perspectives and experiences?

In December 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada released its final report.  Is this report important to our growth and success as a country?  Why does/should it matter?  Do you think that some people are unaware of the importance of this report?  Why or why not?

Christi Belcourt is one of Canada's finest artists.  Her work is honest, revealing and beautifully intriguing.  This summer, she spoke with CBC radio to describe how she turned an act of discrimination into a work of art.  Li…


Our first priority as we get warmed up for the semester:  we need to relax.  How will we relax?  We're going to play!

Before we begin our activities, each student will need to set up a Google account and a blog.  If you don't have a Google account, please visit this site:

When/if you have your Google account ready, it's time to create your blog!

Find "Blogger" and click "New Blog".  Follow the steps to create your blog for this course:  Think of a title that you'll be happy to share, as well as a blog address (you will share this address with me once your blog is created).  When it is up & running, feel free to play with the look and the theme of your blog -- I can help you with this too!

To find your URL, click on the button "view blog".  Send this link to me (I'll give you my email address in class).

This week's challenge is PLAY.  We're going to play by participating in a challenge on the HITRECORD site (students h…