LCS students display their artistic abilities
by Christina Millington
Lakefield College School (LCS) houses the utmost talent as both local and International students’ exhibit their artistic abilities through various art forms displayed throughout the school.
The art students at LCS have had the opportunity to express their passion for the arts through various art projects – students are currently working on a project that would have them interacting with Canadian artists as they fuse one another’s perception of what art means to them.
Jodie Sloan, Travis Cove, Daisy O’Neill and Maya Sibbald all have one thing in common: the student connections they’re able to have with one another.
Visual Arts teacher, Linda Warren enables her students to experience different art forms that allow them to collaborate with fellow classmates, as well as other grades in an effort to establish a creative process throughout the school.
“Students have been fantastic mentors for one another,” said Warren. “The students are close and they mesh well with one another. There is a strong sense of family and community here at the school.”
Daisy O’Neill, Grade 12, loves when younger students approach her asking her opinion on their art pieces down to the very last detail.
“Sometimes when I am sitting in the art class I’ll have one of the younger students ask me if their work is good,” said O’Neill. “It’s the coolest thing.”
Jodie Sloan, Grade 11, finds that LCS enables her to explore many areas of expertise, some in which she would never have an interest in outside of school.
“I feel that the school has given me a love for art as well as my own experiences outside of the school,” said Sloan. “Though I may not go into the Arts it’s nice to have an appreciation for it.”
The students feel that they are able to explore various artistic techniques that they may not have had the opportunity to do otherwise, as the teachers encourage growth and self expression.
“We can do what we want to do,” says International Grade 11 student Travis Cove. “I mostly do recreational sports,” said Cove. “I do pretty much everything.”
O’Neill, Sloan and Maya Sibbald, Grade 12, participated in a project called Chairs for Charity, an organization raising money toward Hospice Peterborough.
The girls were given the opportunity to paint a scene of their choice on a pair of Muskoka chairs to be auctioned off.
“I wanted to paint a peacock on a chair because it’s not something you would ever see up North,” said Sibbald.
The chairs were sold at silent auction for $250 each.
There is always an initiative going on through the Arts program said O’Neill.
The opportunities are continuous.
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