When the B.C. government suspended in-person learning in B.C. schools in mid-March to protect students and slow the spread of the COVID-19, most kindergarten to grade 12 students in the province were about to go on spring break. However, one group of SelfDesign Learning Community learners and educators was poised to spend the break together at one of the school’s sought-after in-person camps.

Since 2017, Art Intensive Camp, held in Victoria, B.C.,  has brought SelfDesign learners in grades 9–12 together from across B.C. for one week in March to connect, collaborate and share while they immerse themselves in art. To cap the week of art exploration and creation, the learners host their own reception and art show for families and the community to showcase their work.

The B.C. government’s March 2020 order cancelled Art Intensive for the first time.

So what did the Art Intensive organizing team do? They took the camp online, of course, and opened it up to all interested SelfDesign learners.

Read the rest of this post that I wrote for SelfDesign.org


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