Visual Arts & Contemporary Craft

Acrylic Still Life

Category Visual Arts & Contemporary Craft

Grades 5-12 (Full Day)

Curriculum Connections Canadian and World Studies, Geography, History, Social Studies, Visual Arts, French

Students examine a selection of contemporary and historic still life paintings to gain an understanding of how artists explore form, space, texture, colour and light. Through painting and drawing techniques, students will have the choice to create a realistic or abstract representation of the scene before them.

Your students will be inspired by historic and contemporary works of art, explore drawing and painting techniques, and gain a deeper understanding of the media.

Key Inquiry Question: How can abstraction and realism impact the style of your still life painting?

Program Objectives
By the end of the program, students will:

  • Examine the history of the discipline
  • Recognize and experiment with the conventions, tools, materials and techniques of acrylic painting
  • Produce a piece of acrylic artwork based on a still life scene

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