Bancroft: Digital Storybook Creation

Jodi Schwartz, B.A.S.E. Animator Once a week since the end of September, Grade 1 students at Bancroft B.A.S.E. daycare put their creative skills to the test and collaboratively produced a digital storybook under the guidance of Miss Jodi. Each child dreamed up their own character and brought it to life by thinking about their character’s…

St. Monica: Marvellous Magicians

Grade 1 students at St. Monica ended session two activities with an “Alakazam!” on Tuesday, March 27, 2018.  Ms. Jodi taught the students ten tricks during the winter months, which they practiced over and over again. For their final class, they donned their capes and held their handmade wands to execute magic tricks that would impress Houdini himself.  See…

Carlyle International: Snow Globe Art

On January 23, 2018, the students of Carlyle B.A.S.E. Daycare awoke to interesting news:  a winter storm had cancelled school! It was a snow day! What a wonderful opportunity to capture Canada’s weather in a work of art. We thought about what the city and country looks like in a snowstorm and what we would…

Gerald McShane: Artists in the Making!

Paints and paintbrushes were ready to go on Gerald McShane’s pedagogical day, Friday, February 16, 2018. B.A.S.E. Daycare students, all geared up in their smocks, were excited to become Pablo Picasso’s for the day and get the chance to express their feelings by creating their very own masterpieces to take home. Each student received their own…

Green Club: Edible Art

Have you ever used cut up fruits and vegetables to create art? Well Ms. Shannon’s Green Club students did just that this past January and designed some delectable creations! Based on an idea from Salad People by Mollie Katzen, students put together their favourite animals, landscape scenes, self portraits and more by using the variety…

Nesbitt: Kuleshov effect

Today in the filmmaking club Ms. Jacky taught us about the Kuleshov effect. This helped us understand the power of editing and how putting images together can create different meanings. Alexis, Grade 5, gave us a blank expression and we filmed different scenarios to see how we “filled in the blanks.” Here is the video of…

Cedarcrest: Art-Tastic Fun!

Hania Souleiman, B.A.S.E. Daycare Animator My approach to the Art-tastic class is to introduce students to different artists every week and to plan an art activity inspired by the artist of the week. I choose an artist based on their colourful palette, their expressive forms and whimsical lines, to which young children can relate. Joan…

Filmmaking Club: Thaumatrope

This week in the filmmaking clubs at Bancroft, Pierre Elliott Trudeau and Nesbitt Daycares, students learned about Persistence of Vision, the phenomenon that makes images appear to be moving. To test it out they made one of the first moving image inventions, a Thaumatrope, where two pictures they drew blended together as one.