Kaleidoscope is an innovative program that links professional artists with teachers and students in Muskoka. Using the nationally acclaimed ArtsSmarts model, our teacher - artist teams use the arts to increase student engagement in their learning.
We've had a great 2011/2012 school year and summer! Plans are well underway for the 2012/2013 school year and we look forward to bringing arts in education programs into the schools again this year!
2012 - 2013 HIGHLIGHTS:
"Reimagining Through Mask and Mind" integrated arts project at Bracebridge Public School, May 6 - 10, 2013 :
During the week of May 6th-10th, grade 7 & 8 students had the opportunity to participate in an Arts Week. A student film by Bracebridge Public School student Michael Simpson with the help of documentary filmmaker Virginia Hastings.
2011 - 2012 HIGHLIGHTS:
"Do Something" integrated arts project at Bracebridge Public School, May 1 - 4, 2012 :
Grade 7 & 8 students explored citizenship and community engagement through visual arts, creative writing, rhythm and filmmaking. Here's a video that a group of the BPS students filmed, with the help of documentary filmmaker Virginia Hastings.
"Soul of Place" integrated arts project at VK Greer Public School, Port Sydney, June 19 - 23, 2012:
Grade 7 & 8 students took part in painting workshops with aboriginal artist Gordon Miller and poetry workshops with Emma Lovell. The work was presented at VK Greer's Aboriginal Day celebrations on June 21st, and at an internationally-attended celebration at Clevelands House on June 23rd.
Check out the video below to get an idea of some of our recent projects and what the participants have to say about them.