The program is created with the purpose of encouraging and assisting teachers in their commitment to promoting arts integration based practices in their classrooms.
This well-established gallery and studio day is offered for grades 4-8 for a limited time, twice a year on featured exhibitions. The Arts Infused programming strives to have students probe deep questions and uncover meaning while integrating arts based practices and materials exploration into their projects.
Cost: $15 per student
Full Day – includes studio time
9:30am arrival, 2:15pm departure (includes 1/2 hour lunch break).
DDSB schools have a special $10 per student rate thanks to the Durham District School Board, and are also entitled to claim $60 towards bussing cost.
October 14 – December 10, 2018
Grades 4 – 8
Exploring this three-person exhibition focussed on the Castor canadiensis, or what’s commonly known as the beaver, students will engage in critical thinking activities, along with developing their skills in construction, painting and design, to reflect on Canada’s national symbol. What is it about this creature that holds different meanings, interpretations and perspectives depending on where you live or where you are from? Examining both the personal and political roots of the beaver, students will gain a more thorough understanding of Indigenous perspectives, colonial assumptions and environmental consequences that we share with this industrial animal.
Curriculum connections: Visual Arts: Language Arts, Media Literacy, Social Studies, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Geography, and First Nations, Métis, and Inuit cultures
STEM connections: Engineering (building techniques), Technology (iPad).
January 28 – March 22, 2019
Wish Them Well – The Art of Catherine Lane
Grades 4 – 8
Catherine Lane’s drawings literally jump off the page! This exciting and transformative exhibition explores the history of the gallery in its former role as a train station, recreating some haunting stories and unsolved crime. However, as students are simultaneously the viewer and the creator in this workshop, any narrative is possible, complete with twists and turns along the way. Students will engage in hands-on storytelling techniques along with building their drawing and illustration skills to create illustrative sculptures that will take the words right out of your mouth!
Curriculum connections: Visual Arts, Language Arts, History, Drama.
STEM connections: Engineering (building).