Gr. 9 Art Display

The Grade 9  “Aboriginal Arts & Culture”  classes of 2013-2014 have set up a gallery display at the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board Office in Napanee (141 Dairy Ave, Napanee).  Students and parents are encouraged to drop in and view the great display of artwork! 

Gr 9 art display-board office

Grade 9 First Nations Beadwork

Beadwork inspired by First Nations weaving and beadwork. Students express personal style and individuality through one of a kind designs and unique, individual colour choices. Weaving looms are used as students become proficient with the same weaving process applied to rug, blanket and belt weavings.

Grade 9 Group Of Seven Paintings

The Grade 9 Visual Art classes captured the beauty of nature in this painting study. These paintings were done in the style of the Group of Seven. Each student chose a painting done by one of the seven artists and worked on recreated the colours and brushwork of the selected painting. Below are some examples of the students’ talented interpretations.


Abbey Spence


Hailea Hughson-Landon


Carina Gummert


Grace Taugher

Gr. 9 Aboriginal Art

Aboriginal Art is the theme of the Gr. 9 Visual Art course this year.  Recently, the Gr. 9’s were lucky enough to have a visit from two Aboriginal elders Tammy and Bernard.  The students participated in a drumming circle and learned about the spiritual traditions of Aboriginal culture.

Emma McLean

Below is a sample of some of the Gr. 9 Aboriginal Art Paintings.

Rebecca Ross

Rebecca Ross

Matt Jansen

Matt Jansen

Lizzy Emberley

Lizzy Emberley

Emma McLean

Emma McLean


Panthers In The Wild

Nature is inspiring the next generation of panthers at RND. The grade 9 students in Mrs. Latour’s Grade 9 art class enjoyed the last of the warm weather. They were instructed to find a piece of nature that inspired them and sketch it. The class worked diligently out in the sunshine and created some amazing drawings.

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Krista Walsh finds inspiration in nature

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Colin Clark displays his drawings

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Peter Medeiros and Lucas Garofalo enjoy the sunshine

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Haliea Hughson-Landon and Abbey Spence work hard at their sketches