Visual Arts & Contemporary Craft

Textile Arts

Category Visual Arts & Contemporary Craft

Grades 2-4 (Half Day), 5-12 (Full Day)

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

Textile arts often bring together communities and encourage collaboration. Your students will discuss contemporary and traditional textile works that have encouraged social change and awareness. Using recycled fabrics, collage and fibre arts techniques, students create a collaborative piece based on their vision of a hopeful, healthy and inclusive world.

Family Portraits: Grades 2–4 (Half Day)
Social Awareness: Grades 5–12 (Full Day)

Working with a variety of materials, students explore the creative process to make a unique response.

Key Inquiry Question: How can a collaborative work of textile art tell a story (Grade 2-4) / evoke social change (Grade 5-12)?

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

  • Explore contemporary and traditional textile works that have encouraged collaboration, social change and awareness
  • Experiment with recycled fabrics, collage and fibre arts techniques
  • Produce a collaborative, two dimensional work based on a family portrait and/or visions of a hopeful, healthy and inclusive world

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