TDSB 2024 Student Work Exhibition

TDSB 2024 Student Work Exhibition

In 2024, the McMichael worked with 214 students from eight schools across the Toronto District School Board. From March through June, students met once a week, working with artists Atkiya Raisa and Eklipz, McMichael Educators, and Volunteers.

For the final session, the McMichael team travelled to participating schools where the V.O.I.C.E.S students led their peers through a Signature Studio program. 506 students from 12 classes participated in the final session of the program.

Artwork created by participants during the program can be seen below. This year’s project encouraged students to look closely at the work by members of the Group of Seven and contemporary artist Marcel Dzama. Students were asked to reflect on past experiences and future aspirations to create a unique personal narrative using mixed media on canvas. They were encouraged to use what they had learned throughout the program to create these artworks. Some students have included an artist’s statement to accompany their work, guiding the viewer to a greater understanding of the thought process behind their creation.

Eastview Public School