Community Collaborations > A Sense of Wonder | Prince Albert Collegiate Institute Prince Albert, SK

A Sense of Wonder is a large-scale glass and ceramic mosaic that is permanently installed on the North facing wall of the Prince Albert Collegiate Institute in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.

Facilitators: Art Teacher Jill Armstrong and myself worked together with the students, school, and community in the creation and installation of the mural.

Brainstorming: Students created preliminary designs and paper mosaics to generate ideas, work with symbols, develop a colour palette, and explore the principles of design. Using the ideas produced in class, I developed a final design for the mural.

Creation: The mosaic is comprised of ceramic medallions and 3/4 inch glass tiles. Each student created a medallion that symbolized community, school, or images of personal importance. Symbols of family, friendship, peace, multiculturalism, and environment represent student values.

Participants: A Sense of Wonder was completed by students in the winter/spring semester visual art class of 2013 as well as many volunteers and Prince Albert Collegiate Institute staff members.

Students: Megan Ashworth | Courtney Henry | Larry Payea | Sydney Bates | Faith Daigneault | Shaylynn Ermine | Katelynn Hardlotte | Col Knutson | Tanisha Sasakamoose | Bret Bruce | Shania Dolter | Jasmine Pasap | Ashley Smallboy | Katie Veuillot | Jordan Blagden | Nelson Chalupiak | Corral Constant | Nikki Halkett | Wendell Halkett-Lafond | Jocelyne Junker | Angel-Rae Scarf | Drew Young

Staff & Volunteers: Tracy Astrope | Maria Cruse | Shelby Eyahpaise | Julie Mills | & Many more

Special Thanks: To all of the funders whose generous contributions made this project a reality: Saskatchewan Arts Board | Arts Smarts | SaskCulture | SaskLotteries | Ministry of Education | Prince Albert Collegiate Institute Alumni Association | Saskatchewan Rivers School Division No. 119 | Mann Art Gallery