Wednesday, April 3, 2013

FREE art education for Herstory exhibit until the end of April!

Shaughnessy Park School visit to Dominique Rey exhibit in 2010.

Shaughnessy Park School visit to Dominique Rey exhibit in 2010.

Did you know that Gallery 1C03 offers FREE art education programming for school and community groups? We are presently offering a one hour program that includes a tour of the Herstory exhibition of Manitoba women artists, followed by discussion and an art activity. 

Gallery 1C03's volunteer art educator Sylvia Dueck will engage children in a discussion of the various media used by the artists (including painting, drawing, photography, printmaking and mixed media) as well as the subjects they have chosen to depict (urban and rural landscapes, portraiture and the body). Discussion may also include basic aspects of composition: colour, line, perspective, etc. For older students conversation can include consideration of how certain themes or media might be favoured by women artists in particular and how there may be differences in approaches over time.

The activity portion of the program will include a drawing exercise related to two of the exhibition’s themes: landscape and portraiture. When students have completed their drawings, the group will come together to talk about the important elements in the creation of their compositions. Through this exercise, the students will gain a basic knowledge of media and subjects used by the artists in the exhibition and some insight into the basic concepts of an artwork.

In the past Gallery 1C03 has welcomed students in grades 1 - 12 from schools across Winnipeg and even in other parts of the province. We have also hosted visits from Art City, Girl Guide troupes and the UWSA daycare. We would welcome a visit from you and your students!

If you are interested in engaging youth with some great local artists in an educational setting, contact Gallery 1C03 Director/Curator Jennifer Gibson to book a visit with your group.

Even though Herstory will close to the public on April 6, this educational opportunity will be available until April 30. Don't delay, make your booking now!

Sister MacNamara School visit to Jane Tingley exhibit in 2012.

Sister MacNamara School art for Jane Tingley exhibit in 2012.

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