The goal for our three Grade 9 Integrated Arts classes was to create and organize a commemoration of the pandemic. We involved the entire school community in the process so that everyone had the opportunity to contribute their COVID experiences. While our plan was to create a dynamic installation in the Triangle at school, the emergence of Omicron brought new challenges, and we decided to showcase our commemorative art through this student-built website instead.
Students were challenged to use the different Arts disciplines to express and commemorate the positive and negative experiences of COVID-19. We are proud of how they have used their creativity and artistry to communicate the visceral impacts of the pandemic.
You Will Be Found
You Will Be Found is a collaboration between iRAP and comprehensive students in Vocal Music and Visual Arts. Our vocal music class and music council students recorded their parts individually from home, and our visual arts classes used the music to inspire their work. From our vocalists working in the first quadmester to our artists in the fourth, this was a year-long labour of love.
This collaborative art project centres around the idea that despite all of the isolation from the past year, we are not alone. We, as humans, will find ways to connect and support each other and will find hope even in the darkest of times.
The Principles of Catholic Social Teaching Collaborative Project
The Catholic Church has a history of social teaching that goes back centuries and provides a compelling challenge for living responsibly and building a just society. Modern Catholic Social Teaching, rooted in Scripture and articulated through a tradition of written documents, has evolved over time in response to the challenges of the day.
In collaboration with the Gr. 10 iRAP Dance and Gr. 10 Religion class, our Gr. 10 iRAP Media Arts students created artworks that reflect the 5 chosen teachings for this interdisciplinary project. Please click here to view the rest of our Gr. 10 Media Arts Digital Stained Glassworks included in this video.