Grade 9 Visual Arts students turn to art to explore conservation themes
Inspired by artists such as Robert Bateman, James Audubon, Roger Tory Peterson, Louis Schwartzberg and James Prosek, the Grade 9 Visual Arts students were tasked to reflect on and create illustrations of birds and pollinators in order to use visual arts as a medium to create awareness, respect and conservation of the animals depicted and the environments that serve as their habitats.
The backgrounds depict interesting facts about the student’s chosen species and a mood and emotion that the students wanted their artwork to convey. Ultimately, the students used their art to create a connection between art and the conservation of nature.
The full gallery of wildlife in full colour is on display outside Principal Hamilton's office for the whole student body to enjoy.
Canada's first co-educational independent IB World School The York School is a gender inclusive JK to Grade 12 independent school located in the heart of Toronto. The York School was founded in 1965 and is the first school in Canada accredited to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) from junior kindergarten (JK) to university entrance. As an IB World School, The York School's motto is Experientia Docet or Experience Teaches.