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. Teachers are welcome to select from the following suggested themes, or suggest one that suits your group’s particular needs and interests. To further discuss program options, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drawing & Painting
Collage & Mixed Media
Stop Motion Animation
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.