Following a guided tour, students will respond creatively to the artworks they've seen at the Galleries with a hands-on art-making workshop. This is a great opportunity to work under the guidance of a professional educator with expertise in the visual arts, giving students a chance to explore and expand their creativity, experiment with unusual materials, and learn new techniques used by today's artists to create original works of art.
Workshops at Oakville Galleries 2018–19:
David Hartt Workshop: Stop motion landscapes
Bookings available between 24 September – 21 December 2018
Working in groups, students will use watercolour paintings and digital cameras to create stop motion videos that depict evolving landscapes, inspired by the videos of David Hartt. Bookings for grades 1 to 3 will require the support of adult volunteers.
Valérie Blass Workshop: Hybrid sculptures
Bookings available between 28 January – 22 March 2019
After viewing and discussing the work of sculptor Valérie Blass, students will learn techniques for hand-building figures out of clay, then transform their sculptures from recognizable figures into quirky hybrid characters through the addition of mixed media, such as fabric and found objects.
Rochelle Goldberg & Rebecca Brewer Workshop: Textile collages
Bookings available between 8 April – 3 June 2019
Upon viewing the textile works of Rochelle Goldberg and Rebecca Brewer, students will use felt and fibres to create their own colourful compositions inspired by nature.
This itinerary is flexible and can be modified to best suit your group's needs and schedule. A full-day program at Oakville Galleries includes over 2 hours of art-making time and half an hour outdoors in Gairloch Gardens, weather permitting. Total recommended length of visit time is 4.5 hours.
9:30 am: Arrive at Oakville Galleries and find your classroom(s).
9:40 am: Instructor leads an introductory conversation about Oakville Galleries and conducts an interactive exhibition tour.
10:15 am: Tour of Gairloch Gardens and outdoor sculptures.
10:45 am: Short nutrition break.
11:00 am: Art-making activity.
12:00 pm: Long nutrition break.
12:25 pm: Art-making activity.
1:40 pm: Sharing and reflecting on students' art works.
2:00 pm: Depart Oakville Galleries.
THE ARTS: VISUAL ARTS
D1. Creating and Presenting: apply the creative process to produce a variety of two-and three-dimensional artworks, using elements and principles, and techniques of visual arts to communicate feelings, ideas, and understandings.
D2. Reflecting, Responding, and Analysing: apply the critical analysis process to communicate feelings, ideas, and understandings in response to a variety of art works and art experiences.
D3. Exploring Forms and Cultural Contexts: demonstrate an understanding of a variety of art forms, styles, and techniques from the past and present, and their social and/or community contexts.
LANGUAGE: ORAL COMMUNICATION
1. Listening to Understand: listen in order to understand and respond appropriately in a variety of situations for a variety of purposes.
2. Speaking to Communicate: use speaking skills and strategies appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.
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.
Schools are required to provide one adult supervisor (teacher or parent volunteer) for every 10 children. There are no fees for adults to participate.