Gr.3 – 5 & 6 – 8
February 01 – April 17, 2020
Full-Day Only + Includes Studio
This workshop provides an exceptional opportunity to understand how contemporary Indigenous art supports cultural revitalization. The dynamic artworks, rooted in beliefs and traditions, explore land, language, indigenous histories, stereotypes and presence in a visually breathtaking way. Together we will use poetry, digital media, and problem solving games, role-play and some mindful exercises to unify intercultural awareness.
Grades 6 – 8: We take a deeper dive into the issues surrounding tar sands oil extraction, and environmental stewardship vs human needs.
In the studio, we draw inspiration from the impact of resource extraction to make a layered response using a selection of mixed media and printmaking. Students will develop a strong sense of agency by amplifying their artistic voices as catalysts to tackle social issues, creating individual, visual statements.
Curriculum connections: Fine Arts, Media Language Arts, Social Studies, History, Drama, Digital Literacy