Collage is a cornerstone of contemporary art practice, but has a history stretching back hundreds of years. By juxtaposing words and images, artists can convey multiple layers of meaning with beautiful and clever compositional strategies. After looking at examples of collage by some of Canada’s best artists, students will use clippings from vintage LIFE magazines to create their own flat and sculptural collage self-portraits, then learn how to transform their artworks into GIFs using digital cameras and computers.
The Arts: Visual Arts
A. Creating and Presenting
A1. The Creative Process: apply the creative process to create a variety of art works, individually and/or collaboratively;
A2. The Elements and Principles of Design: apply the elements and principles of design to create art works for the purpose of self-expression and to communicate ideas, information, and/or messages;
A3. Production and Presentation: produce art works, using a variety of media/materials and traditional and emerging technologies, tools, and techniques, and demonstrate an understanding of a variety of ways of presenting their works and the works of others.
B. Reflecting, Responding, and Analysing
B1. The Critical Analysis Process: demonstrate an understanding of the critical analysis process by examining, interpreting, evaluating, and reflecting on various art works;
B2. Art, Society, and Values: demonstrate an understanding of how art works reflect the society in which they were created, and of how they can affect both social and personal values;
B3. Connections Beyond the Classroom: demonstrate an understanding of the types of knowledge and skills developed in visual arts, and identify and describe various opportunities related to visual arts. In grade 12, students must demonstrate an understanding of and analyse the requirements for a variety of opportunities related to visual arts.
C1. Terminology: demonstrate an understanding of, and use correct terminology when referring to, elements, principles, and other components related to visual arts;
C2. Conventions and Techniques: demonstrate an understanding of conventions and techniques used in the creation of visual art works;
C3. Responsible Practices: demonstrate an understanding of responsible practices related to visual arts.
Programs are available weekdays throughout the academic year. Oakville Galleries can regularly accommodate bookings for two groups or a total of 60 students at once—three groups of up to 85 students can be booked with advance notice. Early booking is encouraged. There is a minimum registration of 25 students per group (or the equivalent registration fee) to secure a registration for your school.
To book a program, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905.844.4402 x26. Programs should be booked at least three weeks in advance. To request a booking, teachers should include the total expected number of students, grade level(s), school name, school address, program title, and three preferred dates for the program.
Once booked, you will receive a confirmation form for your booking outlining the number of groups and estimated fees, along with a field trip kit and a map of where to find us.