Introduce your students (and parents!) to extracurricular art education. We bring the Galleries' studio to your school once a week during lunch hour or after class to give students the chance to make art out of everyday materials and objects. Alternately, get a group of interested students together and make Oakville Galleries your stop for after-school fun!
Running in four- to six-week sessions, Art Break participants will explore a range of materials relevant to a chosen theme. To discuss a potential program that suits your group's particular needs and interests, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sample Program: Moving Pictures
This six-week filmmaking program invites participants to think about capturing movement in a new way. Students will learn traditional skills and new techniques that run the gamut from flipbooks to stop-motion animation while becoming acquainted with the history of moving pictures.
Week 1 – Flip Out: Students are introduced to a simple technique that creates the illusion of movement: flipbooks!
Week 2 – Break It Down: Students experiment with one of the earliest cinematic techniques, stop-motion animation, and discover how to make a shoe walk on its own.
Week 3 – King Kong Meets Wallace & Gromit: Following a screening of famous and obscure works by artists and filmmakers who use stop-motion animation, students complete a series of brief animation assignments using themselves as characters.
Week 4 – False Fronts: Students brainstorm ideas for small group animation projects, draw out storyboards for their shoot, and begin building props, characters and a set.
Week 5 – Test Run: Students complete their props and set and practice shooting their animation.
Week 6 – Stop! Go!: Students step behind the camera and make the magic happen.