Learn how to create a stop-motion animation! Students will begin the day by creating a narrative for their film and storyboarding it in groups, followed by hand-building characters with plasticine and assembling sets and props from a variety of materials. In the afternoon, students will use digital cameras and tripods to shoot images for each scene of their movie, and work under the guidance of an artist to animate it—complete with sound effects—in iMovie.
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 almost 2.5 hours of art-making time and approximately 45 minutes 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 inquiry-based presentation of contemporary art examples.
10:15 am: Art-making activity.
11:00 am: Short nutrition break.
11:15 am: Art-making activity.
12:30 pm: Long nutrition break.
12:55 pm: Art-making activity.
1:40pm: Sharing and reflecting on students' art works.
2:00 pm: Depart Oakville Galleries.
ARTS: VISUAL ARTS
D1. Creating and Presenting:
apply the creative process to produce a variety of two- and three-dimensional
art works, using elements, principles, and techniques of visual arts to
communicate feelings, ideas, and understandings;
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;
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.
Developing and Organizing Content: generate, gather, and organize ideas and
information to write for an intended purpose and audience.
Using Knowledge of Form and Style in Writing: draft and revise their writing,
using a variety of informational, literary, and graphic forms and stylistic
elements appropriate for the purpose and audience.
Applying Knowledge of Language Conventions and Presenting Written Work
Effectively: use editing, proofreading, and publishing skills and strategies,
and knowledge of language conventions, to correct errors, refine expression,
and present their work effectively.
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 Oakville Galleries' Education Officer at 905.844.4402, extension 26, or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.