Visual Arts & Contemporary Craft

Textile Arts: Social Justice Focus

Grades: 4–8 (Half Day)

Program: Visual Arts & Contemporary Craft

Curriculum Connections: 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.

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

Program Objectives
By the end of the Textile Arts: Social Justice Focus 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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