First off, I would like to apologize for my late post on this topic, however I was ill the entire week after our time together...sadly...
One of my personal and most enjoyable aspects of working with educators has become their participation and contribution to our collaborative art pieces. I love watching the piece evolve, as well as witnessing the look on adults' faces when they say, "is this really for us to do?"
The collaborative art invitation that you are about to see was inspired by an idea that I saw on the ORA website, as well as a photo from my visit to B.C. this summer. It took our Great Beginnings participants four days to achieve the final product. To me, this clearly affirms that art is a process, the importance of the process over the product (which tells the story and should be honoured and documented in order to be made visible), and that it is essential to give our students (in this case our participants) the gift of time!
|Photo taken at the Simon Fraser |
University, Vancouver, B.C. 2012.
Our Process Illuminated through Photo Documentation:
Isn't this absolutely gorgeous?
To me this masterpiece symbolizes a week of collaboration with participants and other Great Beginnings instructors. We would not have had the week that we did without all of your contributions.