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School Programs: Grade 3 to Grade 6

School Programs: Grade 3 to Grade 6

This Land; made for you and meThis Land; made for you and me
Sept-Dec, 2017
Half day, includes studio

Let’s explore the love of our Canadian landscape and our natural environment. This workshop introduces multiple ways of looking at art. We focus on how students can connect the paintings of our landscapes to their own lives and experiences. We’ll also take a deeper look into our artworks and examine the thoughts they provoke; creating mini agents for environmental responsibility and respect along the way.

Studio: experiment with an assortment of painting, drawing, and resist techniques to create personalized layered relief landscapes.

Curriculum connections: Fine Arts: elements and principles of design; Language arts; Social Studies; Science

 

People possessions placesPeople, Places, Possessions, Places
Sept-Dec, 2017
Half day or full day, includes studio

People make places; this workshop develops visual literacy. Together we untangle who our people are, what they do, where they may live, and how they contribute to communities. We use critical thinking, inquiry based collaborative investigation and drama.
We’ll have deeper discussions surrounding the secret stories behind our portraits, which unveil some true Canadian social and historical context.

Studio: by combining portraits and objects, we will create a sense of home experimenting with an assortment of printmaking, drawing techniques, as well as fabric and collage.

Curriculum connections:
Fine Arts: elements and principles of design; Language Arts; Social Studies; Drama

 

A Slice of MediaA Slice of Media
Jan-June, 2018
Half day or full day, includes studio

We explore the key concepts of media literacy; developing visual skills in interpreting mass media and popular culture. We, analyze, and understand the role media plays in our lives. Our gallery walls become the equivalent of a web feed of different information. Using open-ended investigations; our BIG IDEAS look at media messages in, music, news, fake news, advertising targets and culture

Studio: inspired by digital media layouts students will create a very unique piece of artwork that incorporates acrylic & watercolors drawing techniques and literacy.

Curriculum connections: 
Fine Arts, Media Language Arts, Social Studies, History, Drama, Digital Literacy

 

who's land is it anywayTom Thomson: Who’s Land is it Anyways?
Feb-April, 2018
Full day, includes studio

Our BIG IDEA looks at the true value of land to Indigenous peoples, and to all the people of Canada.

During this full-day immersion program, your students will learn about the deep-rooted relationship Indigenous Peoples have with their land, and how this land has historically been the centre of their culture. We will talk about the ownership of their land by exploring stories, history, and treasures to discover the truth.

Studio: experiment with watercolour and acrylic techniques, collage, symbolism and woven poetry to create unique and personal landscapes.

Curriculum connections: Fine Arts, Media Language Arts, Social Studies, History, Drama, Digital Literacy