Visual Arts & Contemporary Craft

Painted Creatures

Grades: 1–3 (Half Day)

Program: Visual Arts & Contemporary Craft

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

Your students will view historic representations of colourful painted creatures as sources of inspiration for their own work of art. By exploring the wonders of colour, shape and expression through a variety of drawing and painting techniques, your students transform their own ideas into fantastic imaginary creatures.

Key Inquiry Question
How can you experiment with colours and techniques to make your imaginary creature come to life?

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

  • Produce a two-dimensional art work that communicates emotions, thoughts, expressions and experiences
  • Demonstrate an understanding of painting vocabulary
  • Explore colour theory, painting and drawing techniques

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