Early Societies: The Nomads of Gairloch
Grade 4

At the Galleries

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

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.

During a tour of Gairloch Gardens, students will discover the stories sculptures tell about the world around us, and learn about the early Indigenous peoples who lived in this area between 3000 BCE and 1500 CE. This experience will provide the foundation for students to make their own models for outdoor artworks. Working individually, students will use air dry clay to each make a miniature sculpture that represents their own travels through twenty-first century Gairloch Gardens. Sculptures can be taken back to school and painted in your classroom.

  • Full day

  • $10/student ($250 minimum)