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Artmaking Workshops for Grades 4-6 (2014-2015)

Artmaking Workshops (90 minutes)
Artmaking workshops are 90 minutes of hands-on engagement in the creative process led by professional education staff. Situated in our spacious open studio, students will explore artmaking techniques and be encouraged to use their personal creativity while experimenting with art materials to create their own work of art. Choose from one of the following art processes:

Painting
Students will experiment with canvas fabric and cardboard to create two- or three-dimensional paintings using acrylic paint.
Curriculum Links: Visual Arts

Soft Linoleum Printmaking
Students will carve their own designs into soft linoleum blocks using hand-carving tools and washable printing inks to create individual and collaborative prints.
Curriculum Links: Visual Arts

Wire Sculpture
Inspired by Michelangelo and artists in the AGO collection,  students will use the creative process to plan their work through sketching and line drawing and use their plans to manipulate differnet types of wire into a 2D wire sculpture.
Curriculum Links: Visual Arts
 
Mixed Media and Collage
Inspired by Alex Colville and artists in the AGO collection, students will use text, paper and fibre based materials to create a collage that communicates a story through the foreground, middle ground and background.
Curriculum Links: Visual Arts

Artmaking and Mini-Tour (120 minutes)
Artmaking and Mini Tour programs combine exploring works of art in the gallery through interactive, hands on activities followed by an opportunity for students to get creative in an artmaking workshop in our studio.

Canadian Focus Mini Tour and Printmaking
This combined program begins with exploring at least 2 original works of art in Canadian collection galleries using interactive activities followed by a soft linoleum printmaking workshop focused on exploring creativity through the elements and principles of design in our open studio environment .
Curriculum Links: Visual Arts

Environment Focus Mini Tour and Printmaking
This combined program begins with exploring at least 2 original works of art in our Canadian and Contemporary galleries using interactive activities followed by a soft linoleum printmaking workshop focused on exploring creativity through the elements and principles of design in our open studio environment .
Curriculum Links: Visual Arts

Note: In an open studio environment, creativity can be a messy process!  Please ask students to wear comfortable clothing that is easily washable. Aprons are not provided.

 

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