Visual Arts & Contemporary Craft

Random Acts of Paint

Category Visual Arts & Contemporary Craft

Grades 2-4 (Half Day)

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

This engaging program was inspired by the automatic drawings of the Surrealists. Students are encouraged to free their inhibitions and experiment with the idea of chance and accidents in their creative process.

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 you use the idea of chance and accidents to create your painting?

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

  • View historical examples of abstract art
  • Produce a two-dimensional work of art, making artistic choices in their work using elements of design specific to their grade
  • Recognize and apply vocabulary as related to their piece and the creative process

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