(Home) – Studio Painting – 5th Still-life Project – More Compositions To Consider

We had a great class session in which we discussed different approaches to the composition. While doing it, I realized I wanted to paint more of my sculptures (well, I think I do). Almost three hours of fiddling about with different pieces of sculpture and materials, I finally came up with this composition, but I'm … Continue reading (Home) – Studio Painting – 5th Still-life Project – More Compositions To Consider

(Home) – Studio Painting – 5th Still-life Project – One Considered Composition

I'm still not decided I want to go with this set-up. So, I needed to make a smaller sketch-painting on paper to see how I feel about it. First, I love the picture and feel there's a possibility here, I'm just not sure I can paint it well. One thing is for sure... I'll need … Continue reading (Home) – Studio Painting – 5th Still-life Project – One Considered Composition

Fabrics Challenge Number Two – Apparently it is resists?!? – The Fabric prep stage.

Ok, so we got the ton of demos, articles, suggestions, images, how to's, instructions, jargon, etc... Ok, you get the picture... too. much information... then we got an email telling us to simply Mordant some fabric in Alum... that was also a little confusing, but she elaborated today and I got it done... as you … Continue reading Fabrics Challenge Number Two – Apparently it is resists?!? – The Fabric prep stage.

(Home) – Studio Painting – 4th Still-life Project: A Seven-Colour Challenge – Part 2 – Finishing Touches

I wasn't happy with the way I added the white, so I faded it out a little... then I saw loads of little places I could add some black lining for extra effect... I futzed with it for about... well, the length of a contemplative cold beer. Fuzzy-headed (yes, I'm a lightweight now... I'm old … Continue reading (Home) – Studio Painting – 4th Still-life Project: A Seven-Colour Challenge – Part 2 – Finishing Touches

(Home) – Studio Painting – 4th Still-life Project: A Seven-Colour Challenge – Part 2 – A Possible Set-Up

As I thought, I needed to do another composition for the 7-colour challenge... Also, I needed to use different sculptures for the still-life. I've used here several of my tiki-head vessels. I dove into the painting and will show the the rambling progress in the next couple of days... Stay tuned...

An Impromptu Lesson in Craftiness – Scrap Material Canvas Stretcher

During a recent Zoom class, which normally lasts about four hours, I realized I have a really hard time attending to four hours of video talking... ARG! It just hurts my eyes and I feel drained from the focused attention on the screen. Ok, enough complaining, Mario!!! While the class was on,. I needed to … Continue reading An Impromptu Lesson in Craftiness – Scrap Material Canvas Stretcher

(Home) – Studio Painting – 3rd Still-life Project – 3-Colour Palette – The First Brushstrokes

I selected my three colours and started my personal worrying about how to use them... This is what I decided (to start with)... Note: These are all pébéo brand Studio Acrylic, high viscosity, opaque paints: I'll use Light Ultramarine Blue for my blacks, Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue for my whites, and Cadmium Red Hue for … Continue reading (Home) – Studio Painting – 3rd Still-life Project – 3-Colour Palette – The First Brushstrokes

How Indigenizing the curricula can lead to a more inclusive classroom

Note: This is the term paper for my EDUC 454 (Summer 2020): a class about the inclusive classroom and culturally responsive curricula. I have made every effort to correctly include my references for any future study you wish to make on this subject. You will note a tie-in with the term paper posted yesterday Titled: … Continue reading How Indigenizing the curricula can lead to a more inclusive classroom

My Take on “50 Years of Canadian Multiculturalism”

I had no conscious definition for Multiculturalism prior to reading the Fleras chapter: 50 Years of Canadian Multiculturalism. I accepted a vague idea that Canada was a cultural mosaic without fully understanding what that meant. My formative experiences of living in the Greater Montreal Area had led me to accept ethnic neighbourhoods as places I … Continue reading My Take on “50 Years of Canadian Multiculturalism”

A Lesson in Intercultural Competence

Definition: “The top three common elements were the awareness, valuing, and understanding of cultural differences; experiencing other cultures; and self-awareness of one’s own culture. These common elements stress the underlying importance of cultural awareness, both of one’s own as well as others’ cultures.” (Deardorf, p. 247) Observation: The emphasis on awareness of self, as well … Continue reading A Lesson in Intercultural Competence