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Kids Create Fantasy Land

The Toronto Star
August 1, 1998

Kids Create Fantasy Land
Imagination is the key to time travel —
to the past and to the future — for young arts school students
BY JANICE MAWHINNEY
LIFE WRITER

A sparkling 2-metre turquoise dinosaur was the hit of the show.

The amazing creature, made of chicken wire covered by painted paper fabric, was surrounded by clay fossils, plaster dinosaur bones, painted dino footprints on the floor and paper-towel-roll prehistoric bugs on the ceiling, much bedecked with buttons, spools and film reels.

It was the creation of Avenue Road Arts School’s small students, who recently mounted an exhibit on the theme of time travel.

While the wildly colourful displays all over the three-storey building were imaginative and appealing, some kids could hardly tear themselves away from the basement dinosaur expedition.

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