Holiday

Cards

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Gr. 4-6

90 minutes

Design & Printmaking

$14/student*

Design & Printmaking workshop

Students create a set of three, hand-printed holiday cards

in this design & printmaking workshop!

A professional artist will walk your students through

the entire process, from idea generation, to design, to

pulling prints.

The finished product is a series of three holiday cards, 
hand printed with love!

Note: All three cards will be the same colour and design

 

More Info

POS Connections: Art Level 2


Component 5: Students will select appropriate references for depicting. B. Drawing strategies, such as gesture to capture action, contour to study important edges and massing to show bulk or weight, are helpful in depicting animate forms. Component 6: Students will refine surface qualities of objects and forms. A. Texture can be represented from a range of different studio techniques. D. By increasing details in the foreground the illusion of depth and reality can be enhanced. Component 7: Students will create emphasis by the treatment of forms and qualities. A. The centre of interest can be made prominent by contrasting its size, shape, colour or texture from the other parts of the composition. B. Format can be adjusted and composition tightened by editing or cropping the unnecessary areas from the edges of a work, after it is completed. C. Details, accents and outlines will enhance the dominant area or thing. Component 8: Students will create unity by interrelating the parts of a composition. D. Limited colours and materials tighten a composition. Component 9: Students will improve compositions by refining, rehearsing and critiquing. A. Refinement of forms and surface qualities is necessary to give a finished appearance to a composition. B. Rehearsals and ongoing critiques should be scheduled to improve composing skills. Component 10 (i), 1: Students will record or document activities, people and discoveries. B. Special events, such as field trips, visits and festive occasions can be recorded visually. Component 10 (i), 3: Students will decorate items personally created. A. Details, patterns or textures can be added to two-dimensional works. Component 10 (i), 4: Students will express a feeling or a message. B. Specific messages, beliefs and interests can be interpreted visually, or symbolized. Component 10 (i), 5: Students will create an original composition, object or space based on supplied motivation. Component 10 (iii): Students will use media and techniques, with an emphasis on mixing media and perfecting techniques in drawing, painting, print making, sculpture, fabric arts, photography and technographic arts. A. Drawing

  • Continue to explore ways of using drawing materials.
  • Use drawing tools to make a variety of lines extending beyond Level One into character and direction—passive, vertical, horizontal, diagonal, parallel.
  • Use drawing tools to make a variety of shapes and structures beyond Level One into symmetrical and asymmetrical, skeletal, spiral, and into mass drawing (blocking in the main parts of a composition).
  • Use drawing to add details, texture or to create pattern including drawing for high detail.
  • Make quick sketches.
C. Print Making
  • Further explore print-making materials and their uses and effects.
  • Make relief prints (printing from a builtup surface)
  • Continue using print-making techniques learned in other grades.
Alberta Program of Studies for Art (1-6)




POS Connections: Art Level 3


Component 2: Students will impose standards on designed objects and invent improved versions. A. Shapes evolve and change over time. B. Designed objects can be evaluated on the basis of function and attractiveness. C. Criteria are necessary for the evaluation of designed objects. D. Improved designs can be conceived for any object. Component 3: Students will interpret artworks for their symbolic meaning. A. Artistic style affects the emotional impact of an artwork. C. Artworks contain symbolic representations of a subject or theme. D. Artworks can be appreciated at many different levels, literal and symbolic. Component 4: Students will modify forms by abstraction, distortion and other transformations. B. Shapes can be enhanced with complexities, embedded or extended forms. E. Shapes can be abstracted or reduced to their essence. F. Shapes can be distorted for special reasons. Component 5: Students will refine methods and techniques for more effortless image making. Component 6: Students will employ surface qualities for specific effects. C. Distinguishing characteristics of things can be portrayed vividly or subtly. D. The character of marks is influenced by drawing or painting tools and methods. Component 7: Students will create emphasis through the use of structural devices and strategies. D. Arrangements of forms into shapes and patterns can tighten a design, direct attention and hold interest in a composition. Component 8: Students will create unity by integrating the parts of a composition into the whole. D. Attention should be given to well-distributed negative space, as well as to the balance of positive forms. E. Interesting negative space complements and binds the positive areas into an harmonious whole. F. Pervasive colour, texture or tone can unify a composition, as from an overall wash of paint, a glaze, a textural additive, a surface treatment, or the like. Component 9: Students will perfect images through economical use of material and efficiency of effort. A. Minimal actions and limited media result in stronger forms. B. Skill in getting the most from the least. Component 10 (i), 1: Students will record or document activities, people and discoveries. B. Special events, such as field trips, visits and festive occasions can be recorded visually. Component 10 (i), 3: Students will decorate items personally created. A. Details, patterns or textures can be added to two-dimensional works. Component 10 (i), 4:Students will express a feeling or a message. B. Specific messages, beliefs and interests can be interpreted visually, or symbolized. Component 10 (i), 5: Students will create an original composition, object or space based on supplied motivation. Component 10 (iii): Students will use media and techniques, with an emphasis on more indirect complex procedures and effects in drawing, painting, print making, sculpture, fabric arts, photography and technographic arts. A. Drawing

  • Continue to explore ways of using drawing materials.
  • Use drawing tools to make a variety of lines extending beyond previous levels into illusion.
  • Use drawing to add details, textures, create pattern or suggest volume including hatching and cross-hatching, shading, dotting.
  • Use distortion of line and shape in drawing for special design effects, cartoons or caricatures.
  • Abstract or simplify a form.
C. Print Making
  • Further explore print-making materials and their uses and effects.
  • Continue to use print-making techniques learned in lower grades.
  • Make prints by using incised (carved or indented) surfaces—wood, soap, wax, erasers, plaster of Paris, clay, styrofoam.
Alberta Program of Studies for Art (1-6)




What's included?


Your program fee covers the cost of:

  • A professional artist or art educator to facilitate your program
  • Table covers & aprons
  • All supplies and materials required for project creation
  • A Teacher Checklist PDF to help you prepare for your upcoming in-school fieldtrip
  • A prepared letter to send home to parents interested in volunteering as Artist Assistants




Adult Helpers


For Gr. 4 classes, please have 3-4 adult helpers to act as Artist Assistants for your program. For Gr. 5-6 classes, please have 1-2 adult helpers to act as Artist Assistants for your program. Artist Assistants will be asked to:

  • Arrive 5-10 minutes before the scheduled start time
  • Assist with refreshing and distributing materials
  • Encourage creative risk taking
  • Ensure art materials are being used respectfully
  • Set phones to silent for duration of the program
Please note taking videos of program delivery is prohibited. Photos are fine.




Run Time


Programs run approximately 90 minutes and are scheduled for 9:30-11:00AM, or 12:30-2:00PM. Please allow for up to 15 minutes over or under anticipated run time. ArtVentures in-school fieldtrips do not break for recess. Please adjust your snack and break routine accordingly.




*Am I Eligible for a Discount?


The regular class rate is $14/student (price based on a minimum class size of 20 students). However, when multiple classes book the same program to take place consecutively in one classroom, a 10% multi-class discount is automatically applied to your invoice!




Cancellation Policy


In the event you need to cancel or reschedule your program, we require 2 weeks notice in writing to emma@artventures.ca . No fee will be charged, provided this requirement is met. Less than two weeks notice for a program cancellation or reschedule will result in a $50 fee. If less than 48 hours is provided for a cancelled or rescheduled program, the full program fee will be charged.




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