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Art by Elementary School Students

Enjoy the creativity of local elementary school students in this popular annual exhibit.

See the world through the eyes of a child this winter at the Surrey Art Gallery. The ever popular Art by Surrey Elementary School Students exhibition was developed in cooperation with Surrey School District 36 and its teachers, this exhibition presents paintings, drawings, and collages created by students from 19 of Surrey’s elementary schools. From snowmen enjoying a cold wintry day to colourful landscapes reminiscent of the Group of Seven, there is something for everyone to enjoy at this smorgasbord of creativity, burgeoning talent, and integrated learning.

The purpose of this exhibition is more than a display of elementary student talent. These artworks demonstrate creative thinking and skill development in a variety of media as well as showcase the outstanding accomplishments of young artists. The accompanying artist and teacher statements indicate how teachers are successfully bringing together studies in art, literature, history, science, and geography in their classrooms in creative and innovative ways.

Surrey Art Gallery has been presenting art by Surrey School District students since 1983. These displays provide the community, parents, teachers, and students with opportunities to share and celebrate the creative accomplishments of young people attending the District’s public schools in Surrey and White Rock, and to recognize the value of visual art education as an integral part of the curriculum.

Artists: Kirsten Alipio, Allie Akyuz, Rosaleigh Archer, Irenpreet Atwal, Grace Bajamundi, Samah Bek, Ava Brozer, Kaeden Brunke, Alyssa Chan, Dyland Cole, Jonathan Davies, Zia Dawson, Matthew Dhaliwal, Angelina D'Sena, Derrick Espinosa, Jordan Friesen, Ava Fritz, Sarah German, Nayha Gill, Satveer Gill, Sukhmit Gill, Angela Huang, Aydan Huseynli, Tyson Jones, Rianna Kamp, Katie Kampschuur, Deema Khawaja, Min Kim, Melanie Ko, Emily Liu, Cathy Lu, Kaitlyn Lu, A.J. Macinas, Harshaan Mangat, Monica Mena, Jack Moss, Gino Nguyen, Maeve Ramage, Sofia Reyes, Carisma Rivard, Maya Saffri, Prahbleen Sahota, Kylie Schlecker, Sarah Shaw, Jordan Short, LuLu Thaw, Mary Velasco, Sharon Yang, Shanae Yook, Evan Zibrik

Curator: Juried
Origin of Exhibition: Surrey School District and Surrey Art Teachers Association

Image Credit: Jackie Bones (collage) by Evan Zibrik, Grade 1.