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Artmaking Workshops for Grades 9-12 (2016-2017)

Be Inspired!
Explore, experiment and create in our open studio environment.

High school students will use the AGO collection for inspiration and experiment with a diverse range of materials and techniques. Expand your students' imaginations through artmaking focused on the creative process. 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.

New!!! Experimental Mark Making
In this new program, students explore mark making and how lines, patterns, and textures are the foundation of drawing.  Students will create their own drawing tools using diverse materials and experiment with gesture to create expressive compositions.
Curriculum Links: Visual Art

New!!! Miniature Pop-Up Gallery
Inspired by the miniature sculptures in the Thomson Collection, students learn and experiment with three to four different sculpture processes in a small scale and create their own miniature pop-up sculpture gallery.
Curriculum Links: Visual Art, Canadian and World Studies

Drawing: Pen and Ink 
Students will begin in the AGO galleries, inspired to draw through direct observation of original works of art, warming up using pencil and paper. Returning to our open studio environment, students will further develop their drawing skills and learn specific techniques used in cartoons and graphic novels for drawing with pen and ink, materials include different pen nibs, India inks, fibre tip pens and water colour brushes.
Curriculum Links: Visual Art

Printmaking
Using soft linoleum blocks and carving tools, students design their own logo inspired by works in the AGO permanent collection creating bold images in black and white and colour. Students make multiple prints of their own design on paper and cloth patches.
Curriculum Links: Visual Art

Photography : Digital and Smartphone Photography
Examine historical and contemporary works of art in the AGO’s photography galleries. Using smartphones or digital cameras, students learn basic techniques of composition and lighting for documenting the world around them. The AGO’s architecture and art work will be the back drop as students shot in the gallery. Basic digital cameras will be provided by the AGO if needed.
Students are encouraged to bring their own cameras or Smartphones.
Curriculum Links: Visual Art

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