Past date: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 1-2:45 pm
Engage in art education through Gallery Stratford’s exclusively designed tours and workshops for homeschool families. Experience a friendly docent-led tour of the Gallery’s current exhibit followed by a hands-on, art making workshop led by a professional artist. Enjoy creating AND connecting with like minded families! All ages are welcome.
$8 Gallery Member, $10 Non Member (per person, per session)
Developed by Gallery Stratford educators, Vision On kits help introduce the arts to your classroom! Each Vision On resource kit contains lesson plans, books, images, sample art or artifacts related to a visual arts, heritage and culture theme. These resources are designed to address curriculum expectations and may be adapted for students at the primary, junior and intermediate grade levels. The following kits are available:
Elements and Principles of Design:
The Elements of Design are the building blocks used to create art. By learning the fundamentals, students will gain a better understanding of how to view, create and think about art. Our kit helps teachers communicate and organize the elements and principles of design to the classroom through media, books and a teacher’s guide. Printmaking: From carving to stamping to creating one of kind prints – our Printmaking Kit will guide, inspire and educate students through the incredible printmaking process. The kit includes a step-by-step teacher’s manual, samples, portfolio, inks, tools and more!
Available for Grades K-4 and 5-8
The Group of Seven:
Tracing the development of the Group of Seven; their early years in Toronto, the sketching trips around the country, their exhibitions and eventual public acceptance, this kit will help guide you step by step through the importance of these great Canadian artists. In addition to the kits devotion to art activities, it will also present basic art terms, relative to landscape painting, illustrative examples and discussion questions. Impressionism: This kit contains many image samples of the very famous Impressionist painters including; Claude Monet, Paul Cezanne, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, Georges Seurat, Alfred Sisley, Vincent Van Gogh, Edgar Degas, and Toulouse Lautrec. Along with inspiring art ideas, nine beautifully illustrated books, analog media and a really fun Impressionist art game – a classroom will benefit from this well-rounded, organized kit!
A kit designed and constructed by a local art educator, your students will be transported back to the days of chain mail and brass rubbings. Enjoy this hands-on kit through the use of objects, activities and literature. Available for Grades K-4 and 5-8.
Vision On Rental Fee: $25 per week, maximum of 3 weeks
HPCDSB teachers receive kits free of charge as per 2011- 2012 Education Contract.
Enhance the experience of your class visit by participating in a hands-on art project led by a Gallery educator in the Tim Hortons Community Art Studio! Through the creative process, a studio workshop activity is a valuable addition to your tour, reinforcing key concepts introduced in the galleries.
Class Visit Fees:
$4.00 per student for tour
$5.00 per student for workshop ($50 minimum)
$7.50 per student for tour and workshop ($50 minimum)
HPCDSB students participate for free as per 2011- 2012 Education Contract.
Class visits to Gallery Stratford are interactive and curriculum-based offering the occasion for sharing ideas from visual observation as well gaining a new educational experience in art. Gallery Stratford welcomes thoughtful and creative energy as students become acquainted with the exhibition.
Students in grades K-12 are guided through the current exhibitions by a Gallery trained docent. The role of the docent is to interpret, inspire and encourage students to look carefully at works of art. Utilizing visual thinking strategies, such as sharing ideas and open ended questions, the docent listens and accepts multiple points of view while refining students’ critical thinking skills.
Self-conducted class visits to Gallery Stratford can be accommodated; we do ask that they be booked in advance.
For all school program information or booking, please contact:
519-271-5271 ext. 23