YRDSB 2021 Student exhibition
YRDSB 2021 Student exhibition
In 2021, the McMichael worked with a total of 345 students from 17 classes at 8 schools across the York Region District School Board. From February – March students met once a week for 6 weeks, working virtually with McMichael Educators, guest artists and Elders. The program is celebrated through the works and artists statements that students created during the final two weeks of the program, these works can be seen below.
I made this memory because it’s one of the only memories I can remember. This memory is just really calming and peaceful for me.
Why I picked to write this story is because my camp has been around sense 1981 and my whole family has been going there since it was built. It is my favorite place to go in the world.
I chose to do this painting because it is about the time when I caught a catfish when I was with my nana.
Why I picked a turtle is because turtles are something amazing. I know that a turtle might have bitten me but they are fabulous creatures. Some of them might be in water and some of them might be on land but I feel like every single time you see a turtle it is trying to tell you something. It is trying to speak to you in its own language. I don’t know if that just happens to me but when that turtle bit me, yah I was scared, but I want to remember that turtles are special and kind creatures.
I chose this painting because it is really special and I have had a lot of memories here and my papa is really important to me.
The reason I choose this story is because it’s one of my best stories I remember and I have told this story a lot
Colourful majestic animal
Colour after colour
A whole new majestic world
A whole new world
Colourful and peaceful
Go back to the past
A garden of angels
I choose this because I got lost from my family and in my painting the dolphin is alone like I was at that time.
I chose this because I had a dream of meeting Sidney Crosby and I wanted to meet him really bad but then one day I Met him and that was the best day of my life.
This was one of my favourite memories because I liked fish a lot back then and I was on my way home from school. I saw a fish stuck under a rock and my mom thought it was dead and I wanted to prove her wrong and so I did because I got the fish out of there and I was happy that I proved her wrong.
The reason why I chose Niagara Falls was because it was a lot of fun. We went on the ferris wheel and saw the colourful falls.
I named it the cuban puppy because when I hadded to go back to Toronto in the airport a little pup came in. He was gray and had cute triangle ears. I petted him and fed him bread. I hope I see him again because he filled me with hope.
This painting is special because the story was about a time I spent with my family. It was also my first Easter without my Dad.
I named it wuffies cause it’s the story on how me and my grandma saw a bunch of wolves and naming it “Wolves” would sound unoriginal and lame
I don’t really remember things but when I saw that picture I remembered a lot of stuff about the time of me and my grandpa.
This story is about my mom, sister, and brother almost about to be crushed by a truck!
The time I lost my friend in Wonderland. We were thirsty and my friend went to get 20 dollars and went missing.
This was the day my brother saved my life. My family and I were on a vacation in California.
I had my dog for 8 years. I woke up and my mom said we have to put my dog down. I bought him a bone and squeaky toys.
This art is about a blue jay egg breaking and everyone getting hit by the wooden spoon.
“I love my family! A little bit ago, my Mom and my Step Dad had a baby! I also loooove art! I always do art! It’s really relaxing. But I’m not sure if I like to draw or paint more! I also love to play Roblox. Teal is my favourite colour so I chose a teal background!”
“The message is that vacations are a time to have fun with your family and it’s always worth going! Why I made this piece is because I did so many things in my life but going to the Dominocan Republic was one of the funnest things! I made it so that people would feel happy because of the other bright colours!”
Did you notice the light reflection off the water?
The muskie fish are swimming in their habitat. The small one is not getting food, but the big fish is. The small fish is hiding in the weeds, so it doesn’t get eaten.
I love making art. It calms me down.
I am super good at drawing, but I am still getting better at painting.
Jumping on the trampoline, swimming, biking and the trampoline park are my favourite things to do outside.
I like art because of all the
colours and I enjoyed experimenting with them
and mixing them together.
In this piece, I wrote about me playing Roblox with my friends because we love playing together.
I am not a big fan of art when I have to create it but I quite enjoy looking at art. And now I know how to use a lot more art materials than I used to.
I like art because it calms me down and it makes me focus more so I’m not distracted on different things in the classroom.
I don’t really like art and I am not very good at it but I am slowly improving. I am happy with my art though. One thing I could do to improve would be to practise doing some art for the drawings that I do a lot but are hard.
I really like my art. It was really fun to do and really interesting. Also, my favourite painting was the sunset one.
What I like about art is that it calms me down and when I am bored I can just doodle.
You just keep on trying. Art is never right and there never is a wrong way. Just try your best!