People & Environments: Art Action Plan
Grade 5

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.

Students will briefly explore environmental issues affecting lakes and rivers in Ontario, then look at artworks that share important messages about these problems. Students will work in groups to propose a plan of action to improve water-related issues in their own community, then design and draw inventions that could help solve these problems. By the end of the day, students will have assembled and painted sculptural models based on their proposal drawings.

  • Full day

  • $10/student ($250 minimum)