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When I Grow Up...

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We’ve all heard children describe what they plan to be when they grow up. Artist Leah Decter collaborated with the teachers and students of K.B. Woodward Elementary in Surrey to create “When I Grow Up...” a project that presents a child's eye view of the future.

Using standard elementary school supplies, over 500 students from Kindergarten to Grade 7 created images and text “pages” expressing their ideas of the future. Each class chose a topic, and the pages were bound together and made into class books. Topics include fashion, jobs, the environment, family, and entertainment.

The finished books were presented in an exhibition at the Surrey Art Gallery, June 4 to October 1, 2000, as part of the Gallery’s 25th anniversary celebrations. This CD documents the creation of the project, and includes images of all the pages as well as video footage of the classroom sessions, the exhibition’s opening celebration and the final exhibition.

Interactive CD ROM
$10.00 + Applicable taxes and shipping
ISBN 0-920181-52-X