(Home) – Studio Painting – 4th Still-life Project: A Seven-Colour Challenge – Part 2 – First Layers of Colour

I needed to start with the black, making broad areas over the simple pencil sketch. I really wasn't feeling it at first... I just didn't like my new palette choices. As I let it dry a little I started to visualize the changes I could make... the more I visualized it, the more I felt … Continue reading (Home) – Studio Painting – 4th Still-life Project: A Seven-Colour Challenge – Part 2 – First Layers of Colour

(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...

Re-Imagining Tim Burton – Making Monstrous Stuffies for Grade 5 & 6

Re-Imagining Tim Burton – Making Skeletal Puppets for Grade 3 & 4

Re-Imagining Tim Burton – Making Sock-Puppet Sand-Worms in Grade 1 & 2

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

Call Out – We’re Making Canjos – Coffee Can Banjos!!! WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS!

That's right! "Le Lab", the Maker Space at Dorval Elementary will be helping the kids make homemade string instruments... A call-out to the community to have some fun helping the kids!!! The grade 1 to grade 3 kids (6 to 8-year-old makers) at Dorval Elementary will be making acoustic Canjos (Coffee Can Banjos) and then … Continue reading Call Out – We’re Making Canjos – Coffee Can Banjos!!! WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS!

Call Out – We’re Making Electric Cigar Box Guitars!!! WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS!

That's right! "Le Lab", the Maker Space at Dorval Elementary will be helping the kids make homemade string instruments... A call-out to the community to have some fun helping the kids!!! The grade 4 to grade 6 kids (9 to 12-year-old makers) at Dorval Elementary will be making electric cigar box guitars and then we'll … Continue reading Call Out – We’re Making Electric Cigar Box Guitars!!! WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS!

Back to School – New Adventures in Covid Times

University classes online don't seem like that much of a big deal, except... I'm learning more about my own learning style and my limitations with this digital medium. I have two studio classes, the one that revealed my challenge was a textiles exploration studio class where we will be exploring natural dyes and fabric dying … Continue reading Back to School – New Adventures in Covid Times

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