artxperience  
(Outreach Programs: Kindergarten - Grade 8)

Designed for Kindergarten to Grade 8, Quest Art sends professional artists into the classroom to offer enriched instruction on a variety of artists, styles and techniques. All of our programs follow the Ontario Curriculum and provide teachers with an opportunity to observe and assess their students in a fun and exciting way.

 

All instructors have gained Vulnerable Sector clearance and arrive with supplies and resources to provide a rich learning experience. Instructors begin each session with an art history lesson and technique demonstration to ensure an educational and engaging time together.

 

100 minute sessions - $7 per student

Full day programs - $15 per student

*Classes may decided whether to have their programs delivered within the classroom or visit Quest Art School + Gallery for a hands-on art program and interactive gallery tour for a unique artxperience.

Primary (Kindergarten - Grade 3)

*all programs are 100 minutes

 Arctic Animals  with Kenojuak Ashevak

Finding inspiration from the work of Inuit artist Kenojuak Ashevak, students will use basic transfer techniques a pattern making to create interesting animals based on the wildlife of northern Canada.

Curricular Connections:

Kindergarten:  Exploring and responding to art forms, materials and elements of design (21.6, 31.3), discussing the cultural background of others (5.2), practicing reflective symmetry (17.1).

Grades 1-3: Implementing the elements and principles of design in artworks (D1.2, D1.3), using a variety of materials, tools, and techniques (D1.4), learning about artwork from diverse communities (D3.2).

Underwater Watercolours with Paul Klee

Exploring the playful abstract work of Paul Klee, students will be introduced to the magic of
watercolours. Learning a variety of watercolour techniques, students will create fantastic underwater scenes.

Curricular Connections:

Kindergarten:  Exploring and responding to art forms, materials and elements of design (21.6, 31.3)

Grades 1-3: Implementing the elements and principles of design in artworks (D1.2, D1.3), using a variety of materials, tools, and techniques (D1.4).

Curricular Connections:

Kindergarten:  Exploring and responding to art forms, materials and elements of design (21.6, 31.3), discussing the cultural background of others (5.2), practicing reflective symmetry (17.1).

Grades 1-3: Implementing the elements and principles of design in artworks (D1.2, D1.3), using a variety of materials, tools, and techniques (D1.4), learning about artwork from diverse communities (D3.2).

Working Clay with Women of the Woodlands

While exploring the texture and qualities of clay, students will learn additive and reductive hand-building techniques to create their own storage containers inspired by the ones created by First Nations women.

Animated Sculptures with Alberto Giacometti

Inspired by the expressive sculptures of Alberto Giacometti, children will use foil and wire to create abstract sculptures that explore the human form, movement and balance.

Curricular Connections:

Kindergarten:  Exploring and responding to art forms, materials and elements of design (21.6, 31.3)

Grades 1-3: Implementing the elements and principles of design in artworks (D1.2, D1.3), using a variety of materials, tools, and techniques (D1.4).

Junior (Grade 4 - 6)

*all programs are 100 minutes

Collaging Selfies with Arthur Shilling

Born on the Rama Reserve, Arthur Shilling rejected traditional forms of First Nations art. Inspired by his vibrant portraits, students will create expressive self-portraits learning proper facial proportions. Using oil pastel and collaged elements, students will use colour to communicate their feelings and ideas about the world.

Curricular Connections:

Implementing the elements and principles of design in artworks (D1.2, D1.3), using a variety of materials, tools, and techniques (D1.4), learning about artwork from diverse communities (D3.2).

Social studies concepts are explored such as learning about a local First Nation artist, studying artworks from past communities, and extracting information using visual evidence.

X-Ray Animal Paintings Inspired by Norval Morisseau

Students will be inspired to create their own X-ray animal painting in the Woodland Style of Norval Morisseau.  Students will learn about positive and negative space, colour mixing and acrylic painting techniques.

Curricular Connections:

Implementing the elements and principles of design in artworks (D1.2, D1.3), using a variety of materials, tools, and techniques (D1.4), learning about artwork from diverse communities (D3.2).  Social studies concepts are explored such as learning about local First Nation artist, studying artworks from past communities and extracting information using visual evidence. 

Carving Communities with Ancient Artists

Using slab, additive and reductive hand- building techniques, students will create a detailed mosaic clay tile representing a rural or urban community. Upon completion, tiles can be linked to communicate the idea of global connectedness.

Curricular Connections:

Implementing the elements and principles of design in artworks (D1.2, D1.3), using a variety of materials, tools, and techniques (D1.4).

Intermediate (Grades 7 & 8)

*all programs are 100 minutes

Into the Forest with Emily Carr

Inspired by the paintings of Emily Carr, an honourary member of the Group of Seven, students will learn about colour theory and First Nations symbolism to gain a deeper understanding of Carr’s compositions. Exploring the properties of acrylic paint, students will use colour and composition to create their own dynamic landscape paintings.

Curricular Connections:

Implementing the principles and elements of design to create artworks that communicate ideas and composition (D1.2, D1.3), using a variety of materials, tools, and techniques (D1.4).

History concepts are explored such as learning about a famous Canadian artist, studying artworks and lifestyles of past communities, and extracting information using visual evidence.

Artist Trading Cards with Andy Warhol

Inspired by the leader of the Pop Art movement, students will take a lesson from Warhol who was intrigued with mass
production. Students will learn the art of printmaking with Softoleum in order to create multiple prints which can be traded among friends. 

Curricular Connections:

Implementing the principles and elements of design to create artworks that communicate ideas and composition (D1.2, D1.3), using a variety of materials, tools, and techniques (D1.4).

Cancellation

To reschedule or cancel bookings, please contact Quest Art at least 30 days in advance. Any cancellation received less than 30 days prior to the scheduled date will be charged for the intended program.

 

Payment

Quest Art will send an invoice to the school administrator. Full payment is due within 30 days of the invoice date. Cheques should be made payable to Quest Art School + Gallery.

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Saturday 10 am to 4 pm

 

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