Visual Arts & Contemporary Craft

Random Acts of Paint

Grades: 4–6 (Half Day)

Program: Visual Arts & Contemporary Craft

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.

Key Inquiry Question
How can you use the idea of chance and accidents to create your painting?

Program Objectives
By the end of the Random Acts of Paint 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
  • Explore colour theory, painting and drawing techniques

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