Visual Arts & Contemporary Craft

Colour Explorations

Category Visual Arts & Contemporary Craft

Grades K-1 (Half Day)

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

Through an experiential site walk students will explore the effects of natural light and the elements on the colours in our waterfront landscape. Back in the studio students will rotate through play based activity centres, experimenting with colours, line, shape, texture and space. The students’ work will culminate in a collaborative landscape mural.

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 we use colour to represent the world around us?

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

  • Explore the role of colour throughout Harbourfront Centre’s site
  • Experiment with colour, texture and shape through the medium of paint
  • Use appropriate vocabulary as related to the elements of design

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