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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Alberta Arts Days 2011 Schools

Alberta Arts Days 2011 Schools

Thank you to all of the students, artists and educators who participated in Alberta Arts Days 2011. Your involvement helped make for three wildly creative days! If you have photos from your event, consider sharing them through the Alberta Culture Days Flickr Group Pool.

If your school participated in Alberta Arts Days 2011 and you don't see your name on the list below, please email us at and tell us how you celebrated!

The following schools took part in the Alberta Arts Days 2011 School Initiative:

  • Monseignor J.J. O'Brien Elementary/Junior High School – Calgary – Art classes participated in a sidewalk art project.

  • Bishop Greschuk Elementary School – Edmonton – As Arts Days 2011 overlaped with Read-In Week, students replicated their favourite book covers using whatever media they chose. Winning pieces were framed and displayed in the library.

  • Blair A. Macpherson – Edmonton – Students were treated to a variety of performances and workshops throughout the day. There was a mixed dance performance for students in Kindergarten to Grade 6 featuring modern dance, classical and traditional Indian dance, Punjabi dancers from J. Percy Page School, and the Prince Charles School Fiddlers and Dancers. There was also a performance for Grades 7 to 9 students by the Rosslyn School Chinese and Lion Dancers.

    On Saturday, October 1, the Alberta Arts Days festivities continued at ABM and the entire community was invited to attend. The day started at 10 a.m. with an International Market outside the school that included a medley of French, German and Italian opera, lyrical and contemporary dance, a performance by an in-house singer songwriter and an interactive dance performance with Edmonton's West African Dance Troupe. Foods and crafts were sold in the International Market until 2 p.m.

  • KingEdward Elementary School – Edmonton – This year the school began a new Arts Enrichment focus that kicked off during Alberta Arts Days. On Friday, September 30 the kids covered the sidewalks and play area around the school with chalk drawings that celebrated the vibrant community of Old Strathcona and the school's special place in it.

  • Ermineskin Jr. Sr High – Hobbema – On Friday, September 30 Grades 7-12 headed outdoors to colour the entire area concrete area around the school with chalk. The theme was friendship and unity.

  • Vera M. Welsh Elementary School – Lac La Biche – On Friday, September 30 the school finished a week of Artists-in-Resdiency with Quest Theatre, with a school-wide final performance in the afternoon.

  • Galbraith Elementary School – Lethbridge – Students gathered for a slideshow presentation, arts exhibition and performances featuring students, staff and performers with the theme "Lifelong Involvement in the Arts."

  • T.A. Norris Middle School – Peace River – T.A. Norris Middle School celebrated the Year of the Tree with each homeroom creating an artistic tree that included all class members. The trees were then displayed throughout the school. At noon, students participated in a dance where some of the music had a tree theme. Occasionally the word "tree" was called out during the dance and students were encouraged to mime trees. All month students have been treated to the TREX display, "Out on a Limb."

  • Woodlands Adventist School – Ponoka – Students participated in a sidewalk chalk day focused on the theme "What Service Means to Me".

  • Whitelaw Academy – Fairview – Whitelaw Academy Celebrates Arts Days: The first weekend in October was a big weekend for Alberta with Alberta Arts Days being celebrated across the province in over 100 communities. Whitelaw was no different and the Grade 1-3 class at Whitelaw Academy where their Arts Days program consisted of creating sandpaper pictures with crayons.