Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Registration at ASC for 2011-2012

Spaces are available at the Arts and Social Change Program for 2011-2012. If you or anyone you know is currently struggling inside or outside of the classroom and is interested in attaining core credits while engaging in art and performance opportunities our program may be the answer. Call our Guidance Counsellor or Curriculum Leader at 416-393-9830 for more information.

Information sessions are scheduled for the following dates and times at our school location (3rd floor at 20 Brant Street). Each session begins at 9:00 am and lasts 1 hour.
Students must call prior to the information session to reserve a spot:

·   Friday May 13
·   Friday June 3  
·   Friday June 10
·   Friday June 17

The Brant Street location of Oasis Alternative S.S. has 3 classrooms with an Arts & Social Change focus. The Arts & Social Change Program is the only continuous intake program in the TDSB where students earn a range of compulsory and elective Grade 9, 10, and some grade 11 credits through an exploration of the visual, media and performing arts and social justice issues. This program is designed to address the needs of at-risk youth. On-going school-community partnerships allow our staff and students to draw on the resources of the local Art & Design District and activist community organizations. There are no additional portfolio or audition requirements other than a willingness to participate in visual, media and/or performing arts activities.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Cookie Math

Teacher Vanessa Pearson helps students better understand fractions by baking the best ever chocolate chip cookies. Vanessa is on a LTO covering for Jane Fonseca who is on Mat leave...This is the tasty-est math class ever.

Oasis Does Rock and Roll Art with Local Band Bonjay

Oasis' 'Art of Rock n' Roll' class hard at work printing custom posters with members from Toronto's favourite band,  Bonjay. Students are designing and printing original silk screen posters for the band to take on tour with them in the UK. Stay tuned to see the final results!

Aboriginal Arts Based Project

This semester Oasis was one of the lucky schools selected to take part in the TDSB Aboriginal Arts Based Project. Students worked with J'net AyAy Qwa Yak Sheelth Cavanagh, a textile artist and educator to learn about First Nations history in Canada and the power of art. Using applique and paint, students created their own interpretations of West coast First Nations art and the results were amazing!