Catherine has received many letters of appreciation over the past 15 years ranging from students aged 4 to 18. She has also received numerous thank you letters from teachers which whom Catherine provided visual arts professional development for. Here are just few of the letters.
- Dear Ms. Farquhar,
Thank your for taking the time to come and teach us about art, in support of our Community Helpers theme for social studies. Thank you also for going to the extra work of bringing art materials and equipment with you. Most of us have never used palette knives or worked with gel medium to give our paintings texture. We loved that you read "Camille and The Sunflower" to introduce Vincent van Gogh to us. It was wonderful that you were able to include so many elements of art and curriculum expectations in one, really fun art lesson! Showing us really tweaked our imaginations and helped us to better understand what you do. It is really important for us to know that with the right exposure and training, we are all capable of creating something beautiful!
- Thank you from Mrs. Hart's class!
Dear Ms. Farquhar
Thank you for teaching me and letting be as creative as possible for the last 10 years! - J.K., Age 14
I really enjoy art. Art is always funner when you have a great teacher with fun ideas. - M.M., Age 9
Dear Ms. Farquhar, Thank you so much for teaching and showing different types of art. Art is a favourite hobby of mine and I also enjoy doing it at home. I really really love sketching and most of all, painting! It's great to use cool colours and designs. I think I want to be an artist when I grow up. Art is awesome!! - D.H., Age 10
Thank you for another awesome year!! You are an amazing art teacher. - M.M., Age 10
Thank you for teaching me art. I liked making a starfish painting. - J., Age 7
Thank you for sharing your love of art with our son. We love getting the artwork at home. - Parents of a child age 4
You make art fun! - P.M., Age 4
Dear Ms. Farquhar
You taught me some new/different techniques in art. I'm really glad to have you as an art teacher. - E.G., Age 14
Thank you for being my art teacher. I had a lot of fun making the masks. - E., Age 9