Last Updated: Friday - 09/24/2010
Week of March 18, 2002
Artist helps with school mural
By SHERRY AGELLON
Special to the WCR
A professional visual artist and an eager group of grade school students at École St. Stanislaus School have combined forces to create a vibrant new mural to adorn the walls of the school's front entrance.
Local artist Theodora Harasymiw was recruited by the school's parent council through the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Artist in Residence program, which pairs professional artists with local schools.
For two weeks in February, students were busy creating their masterpieces incorporating various themes, from space to lizards to abstract portraits.
On Feb. 20, the students had a chance to show off their work at a Gallery Walk, where an overwhelming number of families came out to see what their children had been up to.
A Grade 4 and a Grade 6 student, working on newspaper reporting interviewed their fellow artists about their reaction to the program and the mural.
The children said that they had enjoyed working with different techniques, especially the modeling clay and the three-dimensional cities made with painted wooden blocks.
Some students said that the mural was a good idea, because they like seeing their work painted on the walls.
This project is the last of a series of initiatives led by parents and staff of École St. Stanislaus School to mark the Catholic Church's jubilee.