How does art shape our perception of place? Inspired by both the Land Art movement and the sculptures installed in Gairloch Gardens, students will experiment with found materials to build ephemeral sculptures outdoors that create shifts in our perspective of the landscape. Students will then head back to the classroom to hand-build clay maquettes for outdoor sculptures of their own design. Once dry, sculptures can be taken back to school and painted.
The Arts: Visual Arts
A. Creating and Presenting
A1. The Creative Process: apply the creative process to create a variety of
art works, individually and/or collaboratively;
A2. The Elements and Principles of Design: apply the elements and
principles of design to create art works for the purpose of self-expression and
to communicate ideas, information, and/or messages;
A3. Production and Presentation: produce art works, using a variety of
media/materials and traditional and emerging technologies, tools, and
techniques, and demonstrate an understanding of a variety of ways of presenting
their works and the works of others.
B. Reflecting, Responding, and Analysing
B1. The Critical Analysis Process: demonstrate an understanding of the
critical analysis process by examining, interpreting, evaluating, and
reflecting on various art works;
B2. Art, Society, and Values: demonstrate an understanding of how art works
reflect the society in which they were created, and of how they can affect both
social and personal values;
B3. Connections Beyond the Classroom: demonstrate an understanding of the
types of knowledge and skills developed in visual arts, and identify and
describe various opportunities related to visual arts. In grade 12, students
must demonstrate an understanding of and analyse the requirements for a variety
of opportunities related to visual arts.
C1. Terminology: demonstrate an understanding of, and use correct
terminology when referring to, elements, principles, and other components related
to visual arts;
C2. Conventions and Techniques: demonstrate an understanding of conventions
and techniques used in the creation of visual art works;
C3. Responsible Practices: demonstrate an understanding of responsible
practices related to visual arts.
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 Oakville Galleries' Education Officer at 905.844.4402, extension 26, or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, along with a field trip kit and a map of where to find us.