Grade 11 Paintings in Mantella Atrium

The Grade 11 Visual Arts students are exhibiting oil paintings in the Mantella Atrium this month.

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Students have been finessing their painting skills. First, they completed still life paintings of fruit. They learned about how to use undertones and highlights to build layers of dimension in their chosen still life.
The class looked to the outdoors next, working with a similar process of painting to capture the larger forms in nature and practiced methods of colour blocking.
Using the concepts from the previous two experiments, our young artists chose landscape photographs and began by painting the background a sienna shade. On top of the wash, students drew outline shapes in sienna before blocking in the broad colour areas of their landscapes, working from the background to foreground and from shape to detail.

Land Acknowledgment

CDS wishes to recognize and acknowledge the land on which the school operates. For thousands of years, these have been the traditional lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. We also recognize the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, Anishinaabe and the Haudenosaunee peoples who also shared this land.  CDS respects the relationship with these lands and recognizes that our connection can be strengthened by our continued relationship with all First Nations, by acknowledging our shared responsibility to respect and care for these lands and waters for future generations.

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13415 Dufferin Street King, Ontario L7B 1K5 
(905) 833-1220

Founded in 1972, The Country Day School is a co-educational private school offering programs in JK-12 and located on 100 acres north of Toronto in King.