Visual Arts & Contemporary Craft

Textile Arts

Grades: 1-12 (Half Day)

Program: Visual Arts & Contemporary Craft

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 1–3 (Half Day)

Key Inquiry Question: How can a collaborative work of textile art tell a story?

Social Awareness: Grades 4–12 (Full Day)

Key Inquiry Question: How can a collaborative work of textile art evoke social change?

Program Objectives
By the end of the Textile Arts 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 or social change

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