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Students will learn about the arts based on The Ontario Curriculum. They will participate in various drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media and sculpting activities as they are introduced to an assortment of materials, techniques, and art tools. They will also study elements and principles of design as well as be introduced to famous works of art. Students will be encouraged to use their imagination while experimenting with materials as they apply their knowledge to create their art that showcases their personal stories.
B.A Spec. Hons. University of Toronto
B.Ed. University of Toronto
OCT Certified (Ontario College of Teachers)
Anna graduated from the University of Toronto, and received a Specialized Honours Degree in Visual Studies, primarily focusing her studies on drawing, painting, mixed media, printing, art history and sculpture. She also studied Interior Design from The International Academy of Design in Toronto and she enjoys rendering designs of hotels, restaurants, residential complexes and retail spaces. Anna also received her Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Toronto in the Junior/Intermediate Divisions. She completed her practicum and volunteered within the Halton public, Halton Catholic, Peel and Dufferin Peel school boards, in addition to, an Oakville Private School. She also took courses in Special Education, Music, English as a Second Language and Tribes.
From my teaching experience, I observed students who usually compared their work to their peers and then naturally, they become critical of their pieces. They seemed very discouraged and even frustrated. I told my students that we, as artists, are like scientists. Making a mistake is another learning opportunity to have experiences with art in dynamic ways and then make it into personal masterpieces. Like science, there are infinite possibilities. I am constantly challenging my students to express their feelings of creativity and to be proud of who they are and of their efforts.