School children vie for spots on Maple Ridge street banners

April 28, 2017

By Neil Corbett – Maple Ridge News

Every great artist wants a high profile canvas, and some budding young ones in Maple Ridge schools are vying for some great exposure.

As part of the celebration for Canada’s 150th anniversary, the city is designing a new set of banners, and four of the new designs will be chosen from the work of six classes of Grade 4-6 children at Harry Hooge, Glenwood and Blue Mountain elementary schools.

“They’ve done just great work,” said Kat Wahamaa, an artist in residence with the city. “The kids really got it.”

She and fellow artist Robi Smith have gone over some of the essential elements of graphic design with the students, such as sacrificing detail for big and bold designs, and working within a colour palate taken from the city’s coat of arms.

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