Bring the visual arts directly to your students with our new free school program. Artist in the Classroom is designed especially for Grade 4 students in Oakville and delivered in partnership with the Oakville Community Foundation. Teachers may request a booking for one of the following workshops to run in their classroom in the 2019-2020 school year. Artist in the Classroom is completely free of charge thanks to the generous support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
Computer Art: GIF Workshop
Mini stop-motion animations, GIFs have the power to communicate feelings and ideas with humour and impact—the've quickly become an important tool in today's visual culture for artists and internet users alike. Working in groups, students will learn to make their own GIFs following several steps. Together, they will plan and create characters and sets out of plasticine, then learn how to take photos of their figures moving in small increments. They will then use simple online software to animate these images into GIFs of their own.
Curriculum Links: The Arts (Visual Art); Language (Media Literacy)
Proposal for Future Earth: Sculpture Workshop
After looking at the work of a number of contemporary artists addressing the future of planet earth, students will be asked to imagine what the world might look like 100 years from now. Will the planet be covered in plants or will pollution still be damaging ecosystems? Will animal habitats thrive or will human development still reign supreme? Students will sketch out their vision for earth's future, then hand-build a small sculptural model of their design using mess-free Crayola model magic clay.
Curriculum Links: The Arts (Visual Art); Science & Technology (Understanding Life Systems: Habitats and Communities)
Programs are available to Grade 4 students in Oakville only and are limited to one program per year, per class.
Booking requests must be submitted via the Oakville Community Foundation Community Classroom website.