Programs are flexible and we will work with you to focus on your classroom interests and needs.
Art, Music, Identity (ONLINE)
Students will examine the connection between visual art and music through engaging activities that contrast and compare sounds and the elements and principles of art. Emphasis will be on line, colour, shape, texture, proportion and balance.
Hands on activity will ask students to respond to clips of music, with a suggested take home activity to reflect on personal identity, music, and visual art composition.
Map Making and Art: High School SHSM Geography and Art (ONLINE)
Students will examine various approaches to map making, with emphasis on the power of visual communication and symbolism.
Facilitated discussion surrounding map making as visual expression of cultural values and ethics, as evidenced through use of elements and principles and critical interpretation of included and excluded content.
Post-program activity asks students to engage with research and listed resources to answer reflection questions designed to encourage critical thinking and connect to each individual’s responsibilities to the Dish With One Spoon wampum agreement.
Pattern: Math and Art Combine (ONLINE)
The artistic element of pattern will be examined through the hands-on creation of two simple patterns; one ruled by shape, the other by value. Discussion of selected artworks from the McMaster Museum of Art collection will centre on how artists thoughtfully and critically use and create pattern, with particular emphasis on Op Art. Various artistic applications of the element of pattern will be examined. This will provide a framework for the activity.
Perspective: Math and Art Combine (ONLINE)
Artistic elements and principles of space and perspective will be examined through the hands-on creation of a 3D shape from a mathematical net. These nets will serve as a framework for understanding abstracted modern art, with particular emphasis on Cubism. Various approaches to the artistic challenge of creation of (or rejection of) 2D space will be examined.
Map Making and Art (ONLINE)
Students will examine various approaches to map making, with emphasis on the power of effective visual communication and symbolism. The artistic challenge posed is to produce a map that translates written and verbal information into visual symbols accurately placed on a map to communicate information. Challenge is heightened with older students through the student’s own development of symbols.
Identity and Art (ONLINE)
Students will examine identity and how it is expressed by artists from different time periods, places, and cultures and how these contexts affect perspective of both artist and viewer. Style, media, and symbolism will be discussed, and will form the basis of the activity.
Museum 101 (ONLINE)
Students will learn about the variety of roles within a museum and the sector-focused knowledge and skills required for a modern museum career. The accompanying activity has students work collaboratively to experience the teamwork required to produce an exhibition.
Indigenous Art and Connection to Land (ONLINE)
Through guided looking and reflective exercises, students will engage with notions of land as represented in work by Indigenous artists from several nations. McMaster-area students (traditional territory of Mississauga and Haudenosaunee Nations) will connect with art, histories, and issues directly related to the land in which they live and examine their shared responsibility as outlined in the Dish With One Spoon wampum agreement.
Science and the Principles of Art (In Person – On Hold)
Students explore the various ways artists have embraced new technologies throughout history by tracing the development of photography from the current day to its beginnings with the production of their very own cyanotypes. Activity will focus on the elements and principles of art through design challenge of 3D objects into Sunprints.
All materials included.
Printmaking: Mass Communication on a Piece of Paper (In Person – On Hold)
Students will design and create their own printing block and discover the mass communicative power of making multiple original artworks. Various artistic approaches throughout history will be explored. Artistic challenge posed will focus on creating simple and effective images in order to communicate with the viewer. Deeper connections to community and citizenship curriculum available.
All materials included.