Art is a powerful form of communication, and prints are a great example of artists creatively conveying meaningful messages. In this full day workshop, students will work in pairs to make an edition of prints that share their own messages with the world. Starting with a brief introduction to the history of contemporary printmaking by activists and artists alike, students spend the rest of the day drawing text- and image-based designs, mixing colours and making an edition of thought-provoking prints.
Linoleum block printing or screen printing options available. Students are welcome to bring t-shirts or tote bags to screen on. With advance notice, Oakville Galleries can also supply fabric patches for this purpose.
THE ARTS: VISUAL ARTS
This program emphasizes student learning using the Creative Process. It addresses the following expectations in the Visual Arts Curriculum:
A: Creating and Presenting | A1, A2, A3
B: Reflecting, Responding, and Analysing | B1, B2, B3
C: Foundations | C1, C2, C3
For each of the following Visual Arts courses:
Grades 9–11 | Open
Grades 11 & 12 | University/College Preparation
Grade 12 | Workplace Preparation
THE ARTS: MEDIA ARTS
This program can be linked to specific expectations in B: Reflecting, Responding, and Analysing and C: Foundations for the following courses:
Grades 10 & 11, Open
Grades 11 & 12, University/College Preparation
Grade 12, Workplace Preparation
ENGLISH: MEDIA STUDIES
This program can be linked to specific expectations in 1. Understanding Media Texts, 2. Understanding Media Forms, Conventions, and Techniques , 3. Creating Media Texts, and 4. Reflecting on Skills and Strategies for the following courses:
Grades 9 & 10, Academic
Grades 9 & 10, Applied
Grades 11 & 12, University Preparation
Grades 11 & 12, College Preparation
Grades 11 & 12, Workplace Preparation
CANADIAN AND WORLD STUDIES: CIVICS AND CITIZENSHIP, GRADE 10
This program can be linked to specific expectations in the Civics and Citizenship curriculum, including:
C: Civic Engagement and Action | C1, C2, C3
CANADIAN AND WORLD STUDIES: POLITICS IN ACTION, GRADE 11
This program can be linked to specific expectations in the Politics in Action curriculum, including:
B. Foundations of Political Engagement | B1, B2, B3
D. Personal Action on a Political Issue | D1, D2, D3
When booking Artist's Proof, please indicate which curriculum links are relevant to your group.
Programs are available weekdays throughout the academic year. Oakville Galleries can regularly accommodate bookings for two groups or a total of 60 students at once—three groups of up to 85 students can be booked with advance notice. Early booking is encouraged. There is a minimum registration of 25 students per group (or the equivalent registration fee) to secure a registration for your school.
To book a program, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905.844.4402 x26. Programs should be booked at least three weeks in advance. To request a booking, teachers should include the total expected number of students, grade level(s), school name, school address, program title, and three preferred dates for the program.
Once booked, you will receive a confirmation form for your booking outlining the number of groups and estimated fees.