Aliens & Spaceships
Gaze into space from our tiny planet and imagine what you might see. With a limitless supply of mixed media and creative ideas, an entire classroom becomes a mother ship of aliens, planets, spaceships, meteors and shooting stars. Artists Mike Goodge and Cara Resnick.
Land, Sea & Cityscapes
Real or fantasy portraits, land, sea and cityscapes are laminated on a plastic sheet with colourfast tissue papers creating multi coloured transparencies. Opaque construction papers torn into shapes complete the work. When dry, a clear coat of acrylic medium is applied. Peel off the plastic and VOILA! Your finished art is ready to be hung or framed. Or build sea creatures, colourful fish and boats from rubber, buttons and sharpies. Artists Ken Kettlewell, Charmaine Lurch, Samina Mansuri and Allycia Uccello.
Planets, stars, volcanoes, mountains, waterfalls! Join artist Amelia Jimenez. in creating mixed media works of collage, pastel, and other materials inspired by your own research on the natural wonders of Earth…and beyond. Available in French.
Weather and Climate according to Benjamin Banneker
Learn about the mathematician Benjamin Banneker and his study of astronomy. Students design and construct whimsical 3D whirligigs from wire and sculpted paper forms while exploring structure and mechanisms. Create colourful pictorial renditions of earth and space systems from natural and manufactured materials. Artist Charmaine Lurch.
Whirlygigs & Wind Driven Machines
With found objects wooden pieces, cardboard, wire and glue, join artist Amelia Jimenez in a world of sculptures, machines and folk toys that move with the wind. Available in French.
Wonders of Natural Wood
Students move from 2-d to 3-d, from real to imaginary, figurative to abstract, building birds and other creatures from natural wood. Artist Amelia Jimenez. Available in French.
Want to create your own land of faerie or a castle keep with drawbridge and dragon? How about an out port on a distant planet complete with spaceships ready for liftoff? With pencils, markers, a dab of colour or two we will explore the high roads and byways of those imaginary places and transform our drawings into a marvelous 3D paper world of dreams and adventure. Artist Paul Walty. Available in French.
What is wind? What is it capable of doing and how does it affect our everyday lives? Let’s harness that power and create a one of a kind balloon car that we can race on a ramp. What angles of the slope are the fastest? Are their other styles of the wind car that go even faster? Learn to graph your car’s speed compared to other cars made by classmates. Artist Cara Resnick.
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