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Gail Bartel
Works at self employed artist, provide artist in residence programs to schools in and around Calgary AB.
Attended University of Calgary
Lives in Calgary,AB
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Calgary Tower and Fort Calgary Art Projects
This is a project I have been doing with Grades 1/2. It relates to Calgary's history but can be adapted to whatever historical landmarks are in your area. It's an 8"x10" canvas.  This one is for the opening of the Calgary tower in 1967. This one is for the ...
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Peacock Batiks and Journal Pages
I recently did these peacock batiks with Grade 3.  It ties into social studies where they are learning about India.  The peacock is the national bird of India. We used lots of bright colours. Now if you don't want to do a batik you can also create amazing p...
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Hi Wendy, for batiks I just use white cotton muslin. I use a scrub brush to give the batiks a quick scrub to get the excess paint off, it's usually just the paint sitting on top of the glue. You do get a faded look, like a watercolour but I really like that look. :)
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Clay Spoon Monsters
I finished my month long residency on Friday. It was a large school with 500 students and I completed 2 projects with each class. This was one of the Grade 2 projects, spoon monsters. I know I could use a spoon monster by my stove! Here is some more student...
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Warm and Cool Hearts
This is a project I'm currently working on with Grade 2. Valentine's Day is always a challenge for me in terms of art projects. I think it's because I feel locked into a heart theme as well as the traditional colour scheme. I have been doing Valentine inchi...
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Snowman at Night Portraits
Hi everyone. Hope you had a great holiday break. I'm back at it with a new residency. First up Kindergarten snowman portraits. For a kindergarten project I like to incorporate lots of tactile elements. MATERIALS REQUIRED: - substrate or base material, I'm u...
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Giveaway Winner
Sorry I'm a bit late with the draw.  It was a crazy weekend. The winner of the "Daily Zen Doodles" book by Meera Lee Patel is Ann-Marie Burgdorf. Congratulations Ann-Marie and thanks everyone for entering. Gail
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Spring Chickens
I can't believe that Easter is in a week and I haven't posted for over a month! Well,  I have been neck deep in residencies at several schools but I finally have reached spring vacation time. Here is a new spring project.  The inspiration came off of pintre...
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Penguin Portraits
I completed these penguin portraits with Grade 1 in my last 2 residencies, (about 100 penguins!). They were quite effective. Here are some of the student's work. MATERIALS REQUIRED: - substrate, we used 12"x12" hardboard but you could use cardboard, poster ...
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Northern Lights
Occasionally here in Calgary we can see the Northern lights. This is the second project I'm working on with Kindergarten. I found this great youtube video for this technique from wecreate art lessons. I changed it a bit by adding some extra elements in the ...
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Have her in circles
474 people
Almu Corazon's profile photo
Bridget Visser's profile photo
Colleen Rutherford-Jones's profile photo
Laura Jajko's profile photo
Neil Adams's profile photo
leanna peters's profile photo
Liv Sparrow's profile photo
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  • University of Calgary
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Art educator and consultant, author of the "that artist woman" blog
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  • self employed artist, provide artist in residence programs to schools in and around Calgary AB.
    1997 - present
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