Community Partnership 2010

Queen Elizabeth Public School

June 3, 2010 – Project 2 Timeline Summary

Community Partnership Project 2
Wall Mural at the Parent Resource Centre, Sandy Hill.

To create a wall mural with Queen Elizabeth Public School Gr. 4/5 student artists and Arteast artists. The resulting artwork would be mounted on a wall at the Parent Resource Centre, Sandy Hill.

Timeline – October 20, 2009 – Queen Elizabeth teacher Suzanne Lalonde Gr. 4/5 MFI Teacher and her students are willing to do this project.

Timeline – December, 2009 – Joy visits Parent Resource Centre to see wall. “The Diversity of Today’s Families” is shared as the theme for the wall.

Timeline – Thurs., February 18, 2010 
Arteast team members Mary Ann Varley, Lindy Nadarajah and Joy Rutherford visit the Resource Centre to measure wall and discuss project parameters and materials (canvas/paints etc.) to be used.

Timeline – March 9, 2010 – The project parameters were to be shared with Teacher Suzanne Lalonde and her Gr. 4/5 MFI students at Queen Elizabeth School. As Mme. Lalonde was absent due to illness, the parameters were shared with the students. The Arteast team led a brainstorming exercise where the students verbally shared what they would like to see on the wall. The students then sketched their ideas on paper with the mentorship of the artists. The sketches were collected and the verbal brainstorm was recorded on paper. A tentative plan emerged. The students would like to see a school playground depicting the seasons and children doing outdoor activities enjoyed in those seasons. The artists shared that this work could be done on a series of large panels. The artists would do the background and each of the students would work on a section of the panels.

Timeline – April 12, 2010 – Joy Rutherford and Suzanne Lalonde communicate by telephone and select. Dates/times for panel/canvas work.

Timeline – May 2010 – Maureen and Mari collated the designs and forwarded the resulting montage by e-mail to the team.

Timeline – May 2010 – Resource Centre reviewed the plan and responded.

Timeline – May 13, 2010 – 10:30 to 11:30 – Artists met at school to clarify plan and update timeline.

Timeline – (revised) April 21 to May 31, 2010 – #1. The work was completed on canvas(es) at Queen Elizabeth School The dates were coordinated with teacher Suzanne Lalonde and Arteast artists. Arteast provides the supplies-wall board/paint/glaze.

Click HERE to view the the photos of the mural in progress.

June 11, 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. – Arteast members host a Vernissage at Queen Elizabeth School to celebrate the project completion and to present the mural to representatives from the Parent Resource Centre, Sandy Hill.

Click HERE to view the photos of the Vernisssage.

June 2010 – the “work of art” would be mounted at the Parent Resource Centre.


Arteast Contact for this Project – Joy Rutherford

Queen Elizabeth School Contacts- Suzanne Lalonde; John Spence

Sandy Hill Parent Resource Centre- Paula Blackmore, Kathleen Cameron

Arteast Artist Team- Lindy Nadarajah, Mary Anne Varley, Norm Goddard, Jackie Ballhorn; Clarisse Cheseaux; Guissepa De Meo; Mari Brown; Maureen Rooney-Mitchell

A Letter from Grade 4/5 MFI at Queen Elizabeth Public School Presented to the Mural team: 

Joy Rutherford, Project Coordinator, Artists: Lindy Nadarajah, Mary Ann Varley, Norm Goddard, Jackie Ballhorn, Clarisse Cheseaux Josie DeMeo, Mari Brown, Maureen Rooney- Mitchell

June 11, 2010

Dear Arteast Members,

On behalf of the grade 4/5 MFI students at Queen Elizabeth Public School, I would like to thank you. We had a lot of fun with you. We learned a lot about painting and drawing. We learned different brush strokes, textures, highlighting, perspective, blending colours, the use of different brushes, and much more. We thank you for being so helpful. It was very exciting and amusing to create the mural. We are proud to have focused on this fascinating mural project for the Sandy Hill Parent Resource Centre.

Thank you for inspiring us during this astonishing project. We hope to work with you in the future. Thanks again.


Grade 5: Warsan Abdi, Reem Siage, Raika Zahran, Brian Johnston, Fowzia Abdulkarim,. Grade 4: Hassan Zahran, Dolly Ayoub, Joshua Perkins, Meherin Ahmed, Hunter Lortie, Amrin Ahmed, Tyler Arseneault, Latifal Kamal, Haider Kadhom, Wiley Brownfield, Winny Antoine Teacher : Mme Suzanne Lalonde

Click HERE to view the previous projects in 2009 at Queen Elizabeth Public School.