In-Depth 2016 Weeks 13, 14, 15, & 16- Almost there!

As we head right into the middle of AprilMayJune, I remember why these few months are so stressful. With homework, extracurricular activities, and the adventure trip coming up soon, my schedule is pretty much packed until the end of June. However, I still make sure to set aside time each week for my in-depth! This year, I’m really disappointed that in-depth is ending as I found that I really enjoyed.. Read More

In-Depth 2016 Weeks 9, 10, 11, & 12- Changing paintings halfway!

Since my last post, I have started my third painting. I worked on it for a week or so before I headed off to Mexico on spring break. My mentor also went on vacation for spring break so we were not able to meet for around two weeks. However, we did meet up this week to try and make up for the missed meetings. For my third painting, I decided.. Read More

In-Depth 2016 Weeks 7 & 8- Halfway through 4 paintings goal!

Over the past two weeks, I have begun to sink into the rhythm of in-depth and have begun to really enjoy the relaxing process of painting. As usual, I have met with my mentor, Grace, twice since the last post. Both these meetings were efficient in terms of project progress, as well as mentorship process. Diving straight into how my painting has improved, I can definitely see how far I’ve.. Read More

In-Depth 2016 Weeks 5 & 6- Second Painting Coming Along

The past couple of weeks have been quite hectic with adventure trip, science, electives, and out of school activities. However, I continue to work with my mentor weekly in hopes of continuing my process in the in-depth project. After I finished my first painting in my last post, I have since then started my second painting. As we are already on the sixth week of in-depth, I am happy to.. Read More

In-Depth 2016 Weeks 2, 3, & 4 – First Painting Done!

  As finals week and provincial exam week ends, I spent most of my provincial exam week break painting. In the past three weeks, I have met with my mentor three times. It definitely doesn’t feel like it’s been four weeks since in-depth started, yet I’ve already managed to finish a painting! This puts me ahead of my planned schedule. However, my mentor, Grace, suggested I paint something small and.. Read More

In-Depth 2016 Week 1- Introduction!

As we are halfway into the first month of 2016, I can’t help but look back on 2015 and reflect on how fast of a year that was for me. From adventure trip to completing my first year in TALONS to eminent, 2015 was definitely my most exciting year! Considering all the fun I had in while doing last year’s in-depth, it’s sufficient to say I am extremely excited for.. Read More

In-Depth Post #8 (Weeks 13, 14, 15 and 16)- 2015

These past few weeks have seemed to just fly by and before I know it, we’re already transitioning into May. With adventure trip and in-depth night quickly approaching, I am waiting for myself to finally realize that I have plunged into the horrifying time that is AprilMayJune. From conversations with my tens, I was expecting the worst for the next few weeks; however, I have been pleasantly surprised with my.. Read More

In-Depth Post #6 (Weeks 10, 11 and 12)- 2015

I can’t believe that in-depth is halfway done already! Spring break has been a great two weeks to catch up on in-depth. Although I had many plans for the break, I was still able to fit in some drawing time. I’m beginning to worry a bit about how many portraits I will end up finishing; however, I understand that portrait sketches are not to be rushed. On that note, I.. Read More

In-Depth Post #5 (Weeks 8 and 9)- 2015

Time has been flying by like crazy these past few weeks. With balancing environmental issue projects, socials studies blog posts, extracurricular activities, and planning for a week long family road trip, in-depth has become my go-to when I’m in need of relaxing. Over the past few months, I have learnt that a great way for myself to relieve stress is to draw. With my in-depth project being centered around drawing,.. Read More

In-Depth Post #4 (Weeks 6 and 7)- 2015

In these last two weeks, thanks to both of our clear schedules, I’ve been fortunate enough to meet with my mentor, Grace, three times. These three sessions with her have proved to be extremely productive as I have finally finished my first portrait! Obviously it is not the best as this is my first experience with sketching, but I am very proud of myself. The sketch was not focused on.. Read More