SpringTours & Workshops

On a tour of The Poetics of Space, students will see both historical and contemporary works by more than 30 artists, closely examining a select few. They will look at and analyze the various ways these artists have contemplated space—from its optical perceptions (what it looks like, or how we look at it/see it) to its emotional impact (how we feel about it) to its geographical or topographical limits (think maps or how much space or room something can take up). Throughout the tour, students will discuss questions and ideas such as: What makes a house a home? How do I represent a three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional picture plane? How do I depict a geographical space based on my own memories or experiences?

Suitable for grades K to 3 (adaptable for all grades)

Curriculum connections
Create artistic works collaboratively and as an individual // Create artistic works through purposeful play // Explore line, shape, texture, pattern and repetition using a variety of materials

Guided tours & workshops available May 1 to June 29, 2018

Grades K-3 will participate in a collaborative drawing party based on our current exhibition in The Cube, Best Friends Forever by CIRCLES & WIGS using both traditional and non traditional drawing materials (like bingo dabbers and tape!). After collaborating, students will create their own drawing using collage materials. 


Suitable for grades 4 to 12 (adaptable for all grades)

Curriculum connections
Expression of self through creative processes // Explore identity, place, culture and belonging through the arts // Create meaning through symbolism

Guided tours & workshops available May 1 to June 29, 2018

Grades 4-12 will use their memories to create maps of their favourite spaces, filling their maps with visual representations of sounds, smells, and other memorable aspects of a space using a variety of drawing and collage materials. 

For more information, please contact our School & Youth Programs Coordinator.  

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