Art in the Community
Art transforms our environment while playing a vital role in engaging students in the learning experience, as research has shown. In an exercise in pushing personal creative limits, pupils at Drummondville Elementary School worked with esteemed local artist Carl Laplante to sketch original renderings of the Chateau Frontenac in Québec City. The students then shared their artistic journey with several residents of the Manoir Drummond retirement home. CASE partnered with the Community Learning Center (CLC) Drummondville to support this fun and creative intergenerational exchange.
Living History Project
Passing on our stories from one generation to the next is an interactive way to educate our youth while fostering important relationships. In our first iteration of the project, four students from Three Rivers Academy interviewed seniors about their history. The result of the interviews were presented in a Hamlet-inspired interactive exhibit that looked at mental health through a creative lens. It was designed to tackle the stigma around mental health and to break the social isolation that can lead to mental health issues.