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.

Using our location on the shores of Lake Ontario as a site for investigation, students will explore environmental issues affecting lakes and rivers in Canada and the United States, and what strategies are being used to address them. After examining the ways contemporary artists—including First Nations, Métis and Inuit artists—express their views on environmental issues, students will develop a plan of action for their community in the form of an art project, building a sculptural model that illustrates the issues affecting our waterways and the people and wildlife dependent on them.

  • Full day

  • $10/student ($250 minimum)