Nuit Orange: Volunteers Wanted!

Planning is currently underway for a new Runnymede event: Nuit Orange! Scheduled to take place January 31st, the event will celebrate Runnymede’s music and arts enrichment programs. Stay tuned for more details.

In the meantime, if you’re interested in helping to plan this exciting event, please join the next Spirit committee meeting on Tuesday November 28 at 7:30pm at Baka Cafe.

Kindergarten Spring Gallery Walk and Grade 3 Photography Exhibit

My Invitation (2)
The Kindergarten Spring Gallery Walk and Grade 3 Photo Exhibit and Silent Auction at Maison Fou Brasserie was a huge success!  Thank you to the many Runnymede families that came by to take a look. 

FDK and Impressionism

The inspiration for the art work was Claude Monet.  Young artists learned about “impressionism” as well as Claude Monet.  Students worked with oil pastels to create a watercolour resist, pulling out clouds with tissue and using acrylic paint to create the sense of flowers blowing the in the wind to create an “impressionist”  style painting

 

Grade 3 Photography

Gr. 3 students experimented with artistic composition in photography. Students looked for contrast and interesting composition within the frame. They experimented with wide and medium angles, close ups, as well as texture and pattern. Each class was given a different subject to explore– (i.e. lines, circles, squares/rectangles etc).

Thank you for celebrating spring with Runnymede’s young artists and their families!

Kindergarten Spring Gallery Walk & Grade 3 Photo Exhibit and Silent Auction

Please join us in welcoming spring by celebrating a snapshot of Runnymede’s creative achievements!

My Invitation (2)The Kindergarten Spring Gallery Walk & Grade 3 Photo Exhibit and Silent Auction will take place April 18, 19, 24, 25 & 26.

Maison Fou Brasserie | 6:30-8:30pm

Unwind with a cocktail. Peruse the gallery. Bid on photography.  Be inspired by spring!

Free admission, cash bar.

You are welcome to bring your little artists – they will be excited to see their work showcased!

Each kindergarten class will have their art on display for 1 night only.  Please check the chart below for your child’s class.

The Grade 3 photographic art will be on display every night.

Tuesday April 18 Mrs. Visconti
Mme. Martin-Tomlinson
Wednesday April 19 Ms. Maddison
Ms. Ukwuoma
Monday April 24 Ms. Zaharia
Ms. Afonso
Tuesday April 25 Ms. Bunting
Wednesday April 26 Mme. Dart
Mme. Jardine

Brought to you by the Arts & Enrichment Committee, Runnymede Parent Council.

FDK Arts Enrichment at Runnymede PS

Art in Action visited JK/SK classrooms where students were inspired by legendary Canadian artist Ted Harrison who made his home in the Yukon.

His love of the Canadian North is reflected in his iconic style of horizontal sections made up of brilliant colours.

Students also learned about the meaning, symbolism, and use of Inukshuks and worked with a wide variety of chaltek pastels, acrylic paint and collage materials to create their own great works of art in the style of Ted Harrison.

We are so fortunate to have The Arts Enrichment Program in our class this afternoon which is funded by the generous donations of Runnymede parents. MERCI BEAUCOUP! 😀 nous sommes des vrais artistes!! 🎨

~ Mme Jardine & Mme McBride

The FDK Arts Enrichment program is funded by Parent Council through your generous direct donations and organized primarily by the Arts Committee parent volunteers.

Kids' Art Showcased at Spring Thaw Art Show and Fundraiser

Kids Playing at Spring Thaw
Arts enrichment continued with crafty activities for attendees.

On March 31, 2011, students and parents flocked to Runnymede’s Spring Thaw event to see some great student art, the product of this year’s primary arts enrichment program. Every student who participated in the program had a piece of art on display at the event, which also offered face painting, cookie decorating, a pizza dinner and other fun activities. The packed event raised more than $4,000 for the school. Special thanks to Mike Goodge from Art Works, Janeen Brownrigg from Lello Art School, and the Mayhem Brothers for sharing their expertise with our students.

Crowd at Spring Thaw
It was a full house!
Face Painters in Action
Volunteers painted faces to raise money for the school.