Shelter & Structures:
A House for a Mouse
Grade 3

At the Galleries


Experience art in the great outdoors! This full-day workshop connects students to their natural surroundings through a guided exploration of Gairloch Gardens, its site-specific artworks and a hands-on art activity. Over the course of the day, students will use traditional, found and recycled art materials to create artworks they can take home with them. Programs may be adapted to integrate curriculum content from your current classroom studies on request.

A morning discovery walk through Gairloch Gardens will allow students to observe and identify the differences between animal- and human-made shelters. Students will consider the strength and stability of these structures, and explore their environmental impact. In the afternoon, students will work individually or in small groups to create models inspired by the building techniques of animals, using clay and natural materials found outdoors.

  • Full day

  • $10/student ($250 minimum)