This door was created by a talented Grade 10 visual arts student at MM Robinson Secondary School in Burlington.
"The idea for our door grew from an interest in the natural flora and fauna of our world with the goal of promoting positive outdoor experiences which are vital to help shape student conservation behaviors. By creating a sense of place, individuals will feel more inspired to participate in local community initiatives such as creating protected areas, replanting trees, creating community gardens and more. Only by working together can we begin to overcome the challenges of biodiversity loss and climate change."
*This door is designed on one side only. Size: 30"x80"
This door was created by a talented Grade 11 student at Dr. Frank J Hayden Secondary School in Burlington.
'A Dying Hope' was created with the intention of bringing awareness to the dying practice of handmade carpet-making in south, central, and west Asia. Industrialization is an issue that has plagued and continues to plague the generations of people who pass down meticulous practices, which are then replaced by machinery. However, consumers only care for consistency and cheapness- both of which machinery is more efficiently able to provide. At this point in time, there are only a few authentic carpet-making companies left across the map, and at the rate that they are declining, the last ones will disappear in the next few years. As someone whose ethnic background is a place so full of artistry and culture, as well as someone who is an artist myself, this student has taken the responsibility of bringing awareness to this dying practice in the hope that people are able to realize the value and importance of unique art in our world, and how it impacts such a large group of people."
*This door is designed on both sides Size 30"x80"
This door was designed by two talented Grade 12 students at Dr. Frank J Hayden Secondary School in Burlington.
This door features some incredible creatures such as the deer, the fox, and the rabbit, all of which contributed greatly to the Indigenous way of life. These three animals were hunted for food and fur, making them valuable sources for Indigenous individuals and communities. One face of the door captures the animals in their natural form, while the other side of the door captures the same animals, but in a mechanical form. The mechanical face of the door symbolizes a shift in the Indigenous way of life. The animatronic characters of the animals represent a departure from the previous life of Indigenous people and communities, as they progress into a more technological era. It illustrates a time where they are less dependent on the land and its resources, but still pays tribute to their heritage.
Double sided design. Size 30"x80"
This door was designed by a talented Grade 12 student at Nelson High School in Burlington.
"This artist was inspired by the way Habitat for Humanity offers resources and opportunities to struggling communities, helping them grow beyond their “borders”. Her painting represents the possibilities this organization has planted in Halton."
*This door has been designed on one side Size; 80"x30"
This design was created by three talented art club students at Oakville Trafalgar High School.
"The last several years has resulted in many individuals seeking ways to grow in a seemingly stagnant and scary place. This door represents the personal quest for growth that many artists embarked on during the pandemic, showing that hope and beauty are still possible despite the unknowns."
*This door has been designed on one side. Size: 32"x80"
This door was designed by three talented Grade 11 and 12 students at Aldershot High School.
Starry Night is an ode to Vincent van Gogh's famed painting of the same name. Through the window, the outside view features a night scene in exquisite colours and carefree brushwork, alluding to the beauty that is everywhere in our world.
*This door has been designed on one side. Size: 30"x80"
This door was designed by the talented artists at Iroquois Ridge High School
The group decided to explore the light and loose brushstrokes that are characteristic of Impressionism with a double sided design of the peaceful swing and the eloquent dancer.
Door size: 80"x30"
This door was designed by the talented students at Iroquois Ridge High School.
The group was inspired by the loose brushstrokes of Impressionism. Their theme revolved around the diversity in their community. This double sided design features the students creativity on both sides.
This door was designed by the talented students from Grades 7 to 12 at Syl Apps Youth Centre who were inspired by Jordan River Anderson, founder of Jordan’s Principle. Jordan’s Principle is a law that ensures First Nations children can access the services they need, when they need them. Students were inspired by Jordan River Anderson. Jordan was a First Nations child from Norway House Cree First Nation in Manitoba. Born with complex medical needs, Jordan spent more than two years unnecessarily in hospital while the province of Manitoba and the Federal Government argued over who should pay for his at-home care. Jordan died in the hospital at the age of 5 years old, never having spent a day in a family home.
In Anishinaabe culture, the Makwa (bear) represents protection. Makwa is grey and dying because First Nations children have not been protected by the Canadian Government. Makwa is dying on a pile of medications which represent a western approach to mental health treatment. Makwa also needs access to cultural healing and wellness practices. The child represents Jordan and every other First Nations child on Turtle Island (North America). They are reaching up towards an Anishinaabe medicine wheel. The medicine wheel represents the four parts that make up human beings - emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual. Stephen Paqutte taught us about each part. Surrounding the medicine wheel are traditional and sacred medicines including sage, sweetgrass, tobacco, and cedar. Did you know that cedar can help with anxiety?
"Through this piece of artwork, we hope people learn that First Nations children need to get the right healthcare and get their needs met. We hope people will feel sad that Jordan didn’t get the help that he needed. We hope that people understand truth reconciliation still needs to happen. We hope that people understand we need more than just medication to thrive."
This door was designed by the talented council and school wide art club at White Oaks Secondary School.
"This door explores the idea of community as being built by one another and as something that everyone can call "Home." It celebrates all the homes and "doors" the people at Habitat for Humanity have opened to support communities across the globe."
*This door has been designed on one side Size: 30"x80"
This door was designed by the talented art council and school wide art club at White Oaks Secondary School.
"The message that this design reflects is that the only safe place for us is here on earth, our collective home. We need to take good care of it and the people who live here. The design combines the ideas of many friends. Maybe the real design was the friends we made along the way?"
Double sided design. Door size 24"x80"
This door was designed by the talented art club students at Abbey Park High School.
"Winters are long in Canada. We look forward to the days when these fragile, beautiful creatures find their way back to us. That journey is a long, sometimes perilous one. Even the smallest, delicate creatures are an inspiration; a true miracle of life on a miraculous planet."
*This door is designed on one side Size: 30"x80"
This door was designed by the talented visual arts council members at Craig Kielburger Secondary School in Milton.
"There are two different themes of this door. One being the sun moon and stars, the other being a whimsical scene of mushrooms, leaves, and butterflies. Both revolve around seeing the magic and beauty of nature. We enhanced the glow of the stars and moon (on the first side of the door), as well as the glow of the fireflies and the sparkles around the butterfly (second side). We wanted to create something fun that would make people happy to have in their homes."
This door was designed by talented Grade 9 visual art students at Craig Kielburger Secondary School in Milton.
"The image on the front of the door includes a dove, which represents a euphoria paradise and holds a world of peace and tranquility. The other side represents a tranquil world in a different perspective from day to night when it's merely black and white."
Design is double sided: Size 30"x80"
This door was designed by the talented Grade 9 visual art students at Thomas A. Blakelock high school in Oakville.
"The grade 9's wanted to create a composition that was light and fun; something that reminded them of their youth in the summertime"
Size: 24" x80"
*This door has been designed on one side
This door was designed by the talented Grade 11 visual art students at Thomas A Blakelock High School in Oakville.
"The grade 11's wanted to create a composition that was exciting and inspiring - something like traveling and walking on the moon for the first time!"
*This door has been designed on one side Size: 30"x80"
This door was designed by the talented students in the arts & craft club from Grades 9 to 12 at Milton District High School.
“The students were interested in the idea of juxtapositions and contrasts: of day and night, city, urban and country/ rural. They were deeply inspired by the beauty of our Canadian landscape and chose to 'depict some iconic Canadian landscapes: the CN Tower shining at night, and the shorn turquoise water and mountains in Alberta and British Columbia Their central idea is about bringing together some of the differences in our country, and understanding that city, countryside or in-between all ways of life have value and should be protected.”