Thursday, 29 January 2015

Facebook Art challenge Day 1

I've been nominated by Joan Baker for the 5-day Facebook art challenge. Thank you Joan.
3 paintings a day for 5 days
Day 1
“Spring coat for a zebra” painting is my favorite painting of all time. I made it in three days which is very fast for me. A lot of emotions in it. I learned that week that my youngest son was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome and because I did not know too much about Tourette at the time, I was scared and anxious. I put all my creative energy in this painting to deal with the news. The little boy who is painting the zebra is left handed like Nicolas. Nicolas is now 18 and is very creative musician.

“Le pommier d'amour” (The apple tree of love). After seeing an exhibition on Gustav Klimt at the National art Gallery in Ottawa, I was influenced by Klimt's use of pattern, gold and copper colours

« L’arrivée du printemps ». It makes me dream. Longing for spring…

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Open House at KMS

Tonight was the Open House at Kanata Montessori School.
Great evening. I met parents and talked about the art program

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Photographies cubistes

Photographies cubistes
Collage inspiré par les oeuvres de Picasso et Braque. 
Grades 4, 5 and 6 at Kanata Montessori School

Monday, 19 January 2015

Andy Warhol, project 1

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
Grades 7 and 8 learned about the Pop Art movement.
For this project, students cut their own stencils and applied paint with sponges.

Below, art by Andy Warhol

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Haida art discovery

Preparing one of the projects for grades 4, 5 and 6 for Kanata Montessori School on Haida art

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Alberto Giacometti

Artwork by Senior Elementary students at Kanata Montessori School (grades 4, 5 and 6)
Equivalent français: CM1, CM2, 6 ième

Sculpture inspired by Alberto Giacometti’s artwork

Alberto Giacometti
Swiss sculptor, painter, draughtsman and printmaker

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Pacific Northwest Coast Aboriginal Art

Preparing art classes on Pacific Northwest Coast Aboriginal Art for my students at Montessori. I like in particular this very helpful little book titled “What am I seeing?” by Karin Clark

Friday, 2 January 2015