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St. Martin de Porres School

150 Years of Fine Arts History

Trickster Theatre logoOur students at St. Martin de Porres School will work with professional artists from Trickster Theatre for one week to create an original performance based around our theme.

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150 Years of Fine Arts History


St. Martin de Porres is a Catholic school with a Fine Arts focus that serves students from Kindergarten to Grade 5 and has a diverse learning population of approximately 275 students. The school is located in the west part of Red Deer in the established community of West Park, in close proximity to Red Deer College.

Our theme “150 Years of Fine Arts History” will be developed by our students with the help of artists from Trickster Theatre. Together, they will create a performance on the final day on their week-long residency.

We greatly appreciate your help and look forward to sharing our finished work with you!

  • Full Project Summary

    St. Martin de Porres’ theme of 150 Years of Fine Arts History- A Reason to Celebrate! allows a wonderful opportunity for our students, staff and community to explore a variety of avenues that directly link the arts to curricular and experiential learning.  Each class will chose a topic based on the fine arts and how they have shaped the country we live in.

    These topics may be how museums and galleries are keepers of our national history, how immigration and cultural diversity have influenced the fine arts, how art has influenced public perception, how fine art crosses over with popular art forms, how art and artists like the Group of Seven have influenced our understanding of Canada, or how different art disciplines came to Canada from the United Kingdom and Europe.

  • Project Outcome

    Throughout the process, each student will be learning about the fine arts in Canada - the history, how the arts have changed, and what the arts are like today. Students will learn about the influence of the Group of Seven on Canadian art, the use of dance to represent our history, and how Canadian composers like R Murray Schafer are reflecting the landscape of Canada in musical composition. They will explore public fine arts institutions, encouraging them to access these resources in the future. Students will be able to celebrate all they have learned in a community presentation of the final show at the end of the weeklong residency. In addition, they will be able to deepen their learning and mastery of their topics by working with technology and creating essays to share with other communities across the country.


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    New Projects can be of many types: an event, a take action project, a study, or a Trickster Residency.

  • What is Trickster Theatre

    Trickster Theatre hosts weeklong residencies in Alberta schools. We help create an original show with up to 500 actors - on any theme. We provide the lights, curtains, sounds, costumes, and more! 

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