Barbara Daley: Art Journaling Near & Far


This month is about the "Journey of Discovery" program, for Gr. 4 & 5 students. Why Gr 4 and 5?

Dr Brene Brown, in "The Gifts of Imperfection" cites research that indicates that for most children in the early years, creativity comes naturally. However, at about Gr 4 and 5, though, many students become harsh critics of their own artwork, judging it inferior to other students. Many quietly conclude that they are not "good at this", and withdraw from artmaking.

The Regional Juried Art Exhibit rotates to our community every six years, and it seemed a great opportunity to give these students a boost! Thanks to sponsors School District # 60, Pimm's Production Equipment, and BarbaraDaleyNearAndFar, 250 students will have a guided tour of the exhibit, meet volunteer artists, read the classic Peter H. Reynolds book "Ish", and receive their OWN Arterro Art Journaling Kit ! Many thanks to the Ft St John Community arts Council, Peace Gallery North, the Public Library, the Artist Volunteers, our Sponsors for what has been a wonderful experience!