9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Arts Day

Dear Friends and Family of Leo Nickerson School,

On Friday, September 28, Leo Nickerson School will be hosting our annual Arts Day in conjunction with Alberta Culture Days. This is one of our favourite days of the year, and is full of music, art, drama, dance and more!

The day begins with a full school assembly featuring INDIGO CIRCUS, incredible performers who combines juggling and acrobatics with positive storytelling to entertain the audience. 

Beginning at 10:00 a.m, all of the students will begin participating in a variety of workshops, ranging from musical theatre to ukelele bands, printmaking to watercolours, improv theatre to making mandalas. They will also get an opportunity to explore the Art Walk in the hallways. The Art Walk is filled with working artists, musicians, poets and performers of all sorts – the students have the opportunity to visit with these artists, create art, listen to music, ask questions and experience an incredible array of artistic endeavors.

I am writing to you today to ask if you, or your friends or family, might be interested in volunteering in our Art Walk. Arts Day success really depends on the involvement of our fabulous volunteers. We are looking for photographers (amateur or professional), painters, sculptors, musicians (instruments and vocalists), graphic designers, floral artists, cake decorators, face painters, quilters, seamstresses, mimes, scrapbookers, cardmakers, jewelry makers and more. You don’t need to be a professional – just someone who enjoys hanging out with kids and answering their questions. The Art Walk runs from 10:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. and you can volunteer for the morning, afternoon or all day! We provide a delicious homemade potluck lunch for our volunteers, as well as coffee and treats throughout the day.

If this sounds like the volunteer job for you (or someone you know), please contact me as soon as possible at andrea.daly@spschools.org and I will contact you ASAP. I would love to hear from you, and appreciate all of your help!

If you would like to help out as a general volunteer, I also need helpers to assist with delivering water bottles, assisting workshop leaders with crafting materials, supervising colouring stations, etc. Please contact me if you are able to assist us in this way.

Thank you, in advance, for helping us make ARTS DAY a huge success! I look forward to hearing from you!


Andrea Daly, Art Teacher