Art is a powerful form of communication, and prints are a great example of artists creatively and colourfully conveying a message. 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 printmaking, students spend the rest of the day drawing text- and image-based designs, mixing colours and making an edition of thought-provoking prints.
Grade 7 students will make prints with Speedy-Cut carving blocks on paper.
Grade 8 students will screen print on fabric. 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); Language (Writing, Media Literacy); Health and Physical Education (Social-Emotional Learning Skills)
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, 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.