Monday, 14 December 2015

The Nutcracker

Last Thursday families from Oliver and Kelowna attended The Nutcracker. Above is only a few of them! In addition, some of our families in the Yukon this past weekend also took in The Nutcracker. For as long as I've been in education, I never cease to be amazed at the importance of coming together, being a community. DL is no different.

Thank you to everyone who attended, and a special thank you to Sonia for making this trip possible! And congratulations to Lily and Audrey. All your your hard work at rehearsals this past month paid off. You fit right in with the National Ballet! Who knows? Someday you might very well be a member. Keep dancing!

Happy Holidays!

Monday, 7 December 2015

Zentangle Towers

If you're looking for an interesting art project this week and/or a personalized, homemade gift idea to give someone this Christmas, consider creating a Zentangle tower.

Needed Materials:

- thick card from which to cut out letters for a person's name
- a good quality, black, fine, felt marker
- a small piece of wood for the base
- a 12-16 inch long dowel(s)
- black paint
- glue


1. Cut out from your card stock the person's name you want to sculpt into bubble letters.
2. Inside each letter create a zentangle using your felt marker. Here's a link to a useful website on zentangle.
3. Drill one, proper sized hole into the base for each dowel you intend to use to make your tower.
4. Glue dowel ends and place in base holes.
5. Glue letters onto the dowels, overlapping the letters in order to create a stunning 3D effect.

Regardless, whether you create a zentangle tower for yourself or someone else, be sure to have a good look at the image above before you start and good luck!