Drawing & Painting
This drawing and painting workshop employs the imagination
by exploring innovative approaches to line and colour
using images of nature as subject. Integrating both unpredictable
and regular classroom supplies, students will create unique
and abstract painted landscapes.
This contemporary form of artmaking approaches art as
a form of communication. Large scale, painted panels that
convey a message or theme, chosen by the participating
school/organization, can be installed onto a wall space
temporarily or permanently.
Create beautiful multi-coloured prints using vibrant
inks and textured styrofoam printing plates. Through demonstrations
and discussion, students will gain a general understanding
of the processes involved in the creation of the printed
Self Portrait Collage
Examine the countless possibilities working in the art
of collage. By employing a wide variety of materials,
including recycled; students are given the opportunity
to explore textures and surfaces that are unique and inspiring.
This multi-disciplinary approach integrates photography,
painting, collage and drawing with the concept of self-portraiture.
Interesting techniques and concepts of mask making will
be demonstrated including symmetrical design, paper sculpture
and scoring methods. Using cultural references such as,
ancient civilizations and North West Coast Indigenous
People, to name only a few, students will design three-dimensional
masks that generate emotion and movement.
Participants will construct creative forms, such as animals,
architectural structures or plant life, using a variety
of materials. Demonstrated techniques employ materials
such as found objects, foil and plaster strips. Students
will gain a better understanding of the elements of form
and space, as well as general concepts of assemblage sculpture.
This workshop focuses on hand-building techniques used
in clay construction. Students are given the opportunity
to work with earthenware clay and low fire glazes to create
unique clay pieces. Students are introduced to the process
involved in working with clay - construction, drying,
glazing and firing. Please note: Added costs are applied
to this workshop.
This workshop involves multiple days, where
students design and paint panels that relate to a variety
of chosen themes. Single or multi-paneled murals can
be designed and installed permanently on any wall surface.
The mural's imagery and composition are developed in
co-operation with the school or organization and the involved
artist. This workshop choice can be designed to involve
one class or up to the entire school's or organization's
population (depending on the size and details of the request).
This hands-on approach engages students
in a variety of activities that focus on visual literacy.
Discussions and activities include a slide presentation
of professional artwork, and activities involving printed
art historical images. Students will develop an appreciation
for artmaking and awareness of the basic language and/or
theories behind visual arts practices.