Visual Arts & Contemporary Craft


Grades: 5-12 (Full Day)

Program: Visual Arts & Contemporary Craft

Curriculum Connections: Visual Arts, Canadian and World Studies, Social Studies, Science and Technology

Stuff! We all have our stuff and we need to carry it with us. Using textile art processes – weave, knot, sew, glue, tie – students will engineer a carrying device designed to hold their personal belongings.

Key Inquiry Question:
How can experimentation with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) be combined with personal needs to create a carrying device?

Program Objectives
By the end of the Carry-It program, students will:

  • Be introduced to a variety of innovative carrying solutions created by a selection of contemporary artists
  • Experiment with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) to design a functional carrying device that meets an identified need
  • Use vocabulary appropriately as related to textile arts techniques

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