Forget the fancy kit of art supplies: your students will be in love with art once they discover the possibilities that lie beyond markers and construction paper. From the Renaissance to our present moment, artists have long made use of everyday items to create art. Drawing from such examples, No-Kit encourages students to select materials from their surroundings to make playful works of art—including an all-red floor piece, self-portraits and a large-scale sculpture. An open space in your classroom—and an open mind to students' enthusiasm for repurposing their school materials—is all you need! Naturally, we'll stay as long as it takes to get it all put away again.
No-Kit is an extremely flexible program, and can be shortened or lengthened depending on students' grade level. We recommend visits that are one period in length for kindergarten students, two periods for grades 1 to 3, and three periods for grades 4 to 8. For specific details about how this program can be scheduled for your group, please contact us for more information.
The Arts: Visual Arts
D1. Creating and Presenting: apply the creative process to produce a variety of two- and three-dimensional art works, using elements and principles, and techniques of visual arts to communicate feelings, ideas, and understandings.
D2. Reflecting, Responding, and Analysing: apply the critical analysis process to communicate feelings, ideas, and understandings in response to a variety of artworks and art experiences.
D3. Exploring Forms and Cultural Contexts: demonstrate an understanding of a variety of art forms, styles, and techniques from the past and present, and their social and/or community contexts.
LANGUAGE: ORAL COMMUNICATION
1. Listening to Understand: listen in order to
understand and respond appropriately in a variety of situations for a variety
2. Speaking to Communicate: use speaking skills and
strategies appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety
1. Reading for Meaning: read and demonstrate a variety of literary,
graphic, and informational texts, using a range of strategies to construct
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.
Schools are required to provide one adult supervisor (teacher or parent volunteer) for every 10 children. There are no fees for adults to participate.