Art in the Environment

The Art And The Environment theme has a few different options for you to choose from.  Each program has been designed to meet specific expectations found in The Ontario Curriculum Grades 1-8: The Arts with particular emphasis on the "Visual Arts" strand.  Please view the programs listed below to find the one which suits your needs best.

Art in the Wild

While participating in our Art in the Wild program, learners use the natural environment and their imaginations to inspire their art.  This program includes short lessons on sketching and painting with water colours, and learners have the opportunity to plan, compose and produce a final product that represents a landscape view of the beautiful Albion Hills scenery.

Curriculum expectations introduced/reviewed:
Visual Arts
D1.1, D1.2, D1.3, D2.2
Health & Physical Education
A1.1, A3.1

Digital Art

This program combines the basic elements of design: line, shape and form, colour, texture, and value with the modern advances in digital technology to allow students the opportunity to capture scenes in nature through black and white photography, and then use water colour techniques to bring their photographs to life.

Curriculum expectations introduced/reviewed:
Visual Arts

 D1.1, D1.2, D1.3, D2.2
Health & Physical Education
A1.1, A3.1

Nature Photography

Our Nature Photography program introduces learners to a brief history of photography, while emphasizing the importance of composing pictures with purpose.  The basic elements of design: line, shape and form, colour, texture, and value provide the structure for students to explore and capture the natural environment. A slideshow of all of the pictures will take place at the end of the lesson, and he pictures will be burned onto a CD for use back in the classroom.

Curriculum expectations introduced/reviewed:
Visual Arts

D1.1, D1.2, D1.3, D2.2, D2.4
Health & Physical Education
A1.1, A3.1

Nature Art, The Andy Goldsworthy Experience (STEM)

Using the forest as an artist’s studio, our learners investigate how the basic elements of design:  line, shape and form, colour, texture, and value are also found in the world around us. Students will create artworks on site, using only natural materials, drawing on their own experiences and their imagination for inspiration. As in the tradition of Andy Goldsworthy, the art stays on site, however, the EOEC digital camera is used to record the masterpieces and a CD of the images is made available for students to do follow up activities back at school.

Curriculum expectations introduced/reviewed:
Visual Arts

 D1.1, D1.2, D1.3, D2.2, D2.4
Health & Physical Education
A1.1, A3.1