Interactions in the Environment: Art Ecosystem
Grade 7

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.

This workshop begins with a brief overview of artists who have created works that improve animal habitats and strengthen ecosystems. Students will then head outside to explore real-time interactions between the organisms living in Gairloch Gardens and their environment. Using a variety of new and recycled sculptural materials, students will work in groups to build models of an improved habitat that would benefit the local ecosystem.

  • Full day

  • $10/student ($250 minimum)