In November of 2014 I had the great pleasure of teaching with Lakeshore Arts under their Shazaam: In Focus Program. I was coupled up with a phenomenal photographer, Katherine Fleitas, and together we worked with two grade 8 classes looking at identity through spoken word and photography. Both classes were a lot of fun, and despite the cold weather the photography was amazing and the spoken word was definitely on point. In one of the classes we even had time to do a mini Poetry SLAM competition which was extremely hype and the students were extremely engaged in writing, practicing and performing their pieces.
Congratulations to Johnny B who was the first place winner. Check out some photos of the program below. Also the self portrait photography created by all 52 students will be exhibited in the Smith Zone Gallery this Spring. Stay tuned for more details.