RSS

AiR Workshops

http://artstarts.com/artists-in-the-classroom-directory/joy-kirkwood

Project Examples


Insect Inspired Art

Explore the miniature world of insects through art. Drawing, painting, and creating your own imaginary bug sculpture out of recycled materials are some of the possibilities. Learning outcomes include: introduction to entomology, drawing, colour mixing, and building simple structures. Great art activity to pair up with wetland studies.


Papier Mâché Wall Art

Inspired by nature students will create a colourful, 3D relief papier mâchè art work to hang on a wall. A bird flying, fish swimming, or giraffe walking are examples of the type of DIY wall art they can create. This contemporary and engaging approach to working with papier mâché is very adaptable for all ages, abilities, and themes.


Introduction to Watercolours

Watercolour painting is an exciting and often challenging art form where one paints with light and colour. Sketching basics, composing a picture, painting from nature and playful abstraction are some of the art activities that lend itself well to watercolours. Learning outcomes include: sketching basics, how to paint in watercolour, illustration techniques, and self-expression through art.

1i Chinese DragonPapier Mâché Creature Shop

Grade Suitability: Grades 3 to 12

Duration: All Day, Capacity: 25, Fee: $65/hr

Add a new dimension to storytelling by creating an expressive, engaging character of your own design to be your companion and guide in the art of telling tales. With a mishmash of materials, a few structural guidelines, and a lot of paper and glue, students will build a creature from the inside out; workable, moving parts are an option. This contemporary and engaging approach to working with papier mâché is very adaptable for all ages, abilities, and themes.


4Build a Bug

Grade Suitability: Grades 1 to 12

Duration: All Day, Capacity: 25, Fee: $65/hr

Do you like insects and enjoy making things? Then this mixed media, papier mâché class is for you. With a few pipe cleaners, lightweight cardboard, an assortment of colourful papers, glue and a dash of imagination, students design and build a bug sculpture complete with movable wings and legs. This project is often used to enhance Wetland studies and is now part of Heritage Park’s grade 5 science program (Calgary). Younger grades use the project as a way to teach building basics. The sculpture created is made to last and can be posed in a diorama.


The Art of Balance Art of Balance figure for fun

Grade Suitability: Grades 1 to 12

Duration: All Day, Capacity: 25, Fee: $65/hr

Discover the secret to creating a successful piece of art… the balance of opposites. Whether painting from nature, drawing faces, or working on a still life arrangement the emphasis is on how contrasts work in art. Areas of inquiry available include: value scale, texture, positive and negative space, complementary colours, structured or spontaneous compositions, abstraction and realism. Learn how to use a variety of drawing and watercolour techniques.

 

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: