Fine Arts Celebrated in ASD-N, and teachers awarded over $24 000 in grants

Posted: November 19, 2018

Grade 9 and 10 art students from MVHS recently participated in a mandala workshop for mindfulness. The students learned about the origins of these intricate designs and produced their own beautiful works. This is just one example of how the Fine Arts are being celebrated in Anglophone North School District. And with the exciting news that nine teachers in our district received Fine Arts grants totaling over $24000.00, that education will flourish. ArtsSmarts Grants were awarded to Alan Carter of Blackville School, Joelle Landry of Campbellton Middle School, David Gopee and Candace Curtis of James M. Hill, Anne O'Neil-MacDonnell of Miramichi Valley High School, Gerrit Bosma of Nelson Rural School, and Charles Austin of Terry Fox Elementary School. ArtsSmarts is a program that provides students with the opportunity to enhance artistic activities linked to educational outcomes. The program links students with local artists, integrates arts into subjects not related to arts, and increases critical thinking skills through participation in artistic activities Artist-In-Residence Grants were awarded to Christina Savoy of Campbellton Middle School, Meaghan Wilbur of Terry Fox Elementary and Shayla Mutch of North and South Esk Elementary School. The grant from the Artist-in-Residency School Program funds art projects that are based on fine arts curricular outcomes and are a collaboration between teachers and local artists. Projects can be in any of the artistic disciplines such as music, dance, theatre arts, literature and media arts. Congratulations to all recipients!