Living Arts Centre

Detailed Curriculum Connections

Art Create and Debate

Grades K – 3

Take a journey through our exciting educational art gallery and learn all about the elements of art. Students will have the opportunity to describe, analyze and interpret works of art by local artists in a fun environment designed just for them! Oral communication will be developed while students actively discover the elements of art. After exploring the gallery, practical, hands-on activities in our studio will allow students to create their own works of art.
Available in French or English, please specify language preference at time of booking.

Kindergarten

The Arts


experiment with techniques and materials
demonstrate basic knowledge and skills gained through exposure to the arts and activities in the arts
communicate their responses to music, art, drama and dance
identify and describe some basic elements of art forms

Creative Activity
show skill in cutting, pasting and painting
use a variety of tools and materials in creating artworks or making presentations
share materials in visual arts activities

Response to Artworks
identify feelings evoked by art forms (e.g. happiness while listening to a song; sadness while looking at a picture)

Knowledge of Elements and Forms
identify elements of visual images such as colours, variations in shape and size
use some simple terms correctly (e.g. names of musical instruments, types of art materials)

Language

communicate effectively by listening and speaking

Oral Communication
listen and respond to others in a variety of contexts (e.g. pay attention to the speaker, take turns speaking in a group)
follow simple directions and respond appropriately to familiar questions
ask questions, express feelings and share ideas
use language to connect new experiences with what they already know

Mathematics

recognize and use patterns

Spatial Sense and Geometry
identify and sort 2D shapes (circle, square, rectangle, triangle)

Patterning 
create and extend simple patterns using a variety of materials or actions (e.g. popsicle sticks, pebbles, stickers, counters)

Personal and Social Development
demonstrate awareness of their surroundings, both natural and human-made
Awareness of Surroundings
recognize special places and buildings within their community and describe their function

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Grade 1

The Arts: Visual Arts

D1 Creating and Presenting: apply the creative process to produce a variety of two-and three-dimensional art works, using elements and principles, and techniques of visual arts to communicate feelings, ideas, and understandings;
D1.1: create two-and three-dimensional works of art that express feelings and ideas inspired by personal experiences
D1.3: use elements of design in art works to communicate ideas, messages, and personal understandings
D1.4: use a variety of materials, tools, and techniques to respond to design challenges
D2 Reflecting, Responding, and Analysing: apply the critical analysis process to communicate feelings, ideas, and understandings in response to a variety of art works and art experiences;
D2.1: express their feelings and ideas about art works and art experiences
D2.2: explain how elements and principles of design are used to communicate meaning or understanding in their own and others’ art work
D2.3: demonstrate an awareness of signs and symbols encountered in their daily lives and in works of art
D3 Exploring Forms and Cultural Contexts: demonstrate and understanding of a variety of art forms, styles, and techniques from the past and present, and their social and/or community contexts;
D3.1: identify and describe visual art forms that they see in their home, at school, in their community, and in visual arts experiences

Language: Oral Communication

1. Listening to Understand: listen in order to understand and respond appropriately in a variety of situations for a variety of purposes;
1.1 Purpose: identify purposes for listening in a few different situations, formal and informal 
1.2 Active Listening Strategies: demonstrate an understanding of appropriate listening behaviour by using active listening strategies in a few different situations
2. Speaking to Communicate: use speaking skills and strategies appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes;
2.2 Interactive Strategies: demonstrate an understanding of appropriate speaking behaviour in a few different situations, including paired sharing and small-and large-group discussions
2.3 Clarity and Coherence: communicate ideas and information orally in a clear, coherent manner
2.4 Appropriate Language: choose appropriate words to communicate their meaning accurately and engage the interest of their audience

Social Studies: Heritage and Citizenship: Relationships, Rules and Responsibilities

Knowledge and Understanding
explain why rules and responsibilities have been established (e.g. for protection and safety, for fair division of work)
describe significant people and places in their lives (e.g. parents, sports figures, bedroom, park, playground, community centre) and the rules associated with them
identify significant events in their lives (e.g. their first day of school, a trip) and the rules associated with them
describe how they follow the rules about respecting the rights and property of other people and about using the shared environment responsibly 
Inquiry/Research and Communication Skills
brainstorm and ask simple questions to gain information about relationships, rules and responsibilities
use primary and secondary sources to locate information about relationships, rules and responsibilities in their home, school and community
use appropriate vocabulary to communicate the results of inquiries and observations about relationships rules and responsibilities

Social Studies: Canada and World Connections: The Local Community

Inquiry/Research and Communication Skills
use pictures, maps, print materials, media sources, and/or class trips to locate information about their local community including safe places in the community 

Mathematics: Geometry and Spatial Sense

Geometric Relationships
compose patterns, pictures and designs using common 2D shapes
Location and Movement
create symmetrical designs and pictures using concrete materials (e.g. pattern blocks, connecting cubes, paper for folding) and describe the relative locations of the parts

Mathematics: Patterning and Algebra

Patterns and Relationships
identify, describe and extend through investigation, geometric repeating patterns involving one attribute (e.g. colour, size, shape, thickness, orientation)
create a repeating pattern involving one attribute (e.g. colour, size, shape and sound)
represent a given repeating pattern in a variety of ways (e.g. pictures, actions, colours, sounds, numbers, letters)

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Grade 2

The Arts: Visual Arts

D1 Creating and Presenting: apply the creative process to produce a variety of two-and three-dimensional art works, using elements, principles, and techniques of visual arts to communicate feelings, ideas, and understandings;
D1.2: demonstrate an understanding of composition, using principles of design to create narrative art works or art works on a theme or topic 
D1.3: use elements of design in art works to communicate ideas, messages, and understandings
D1.4: use a variety of materials, tools, and techniques to respond to design challenges
D2 Reflecting, Responding, and Analysing: apply the critical analysis process to communicate feelings, ideas, and understandings in response to a variety of art works and art experiences;
D2.1: express their feelings and ideas about works of art
D2.2: explain how elements and principles of design are used to communicate meaning or understanding in their own and other’s art work
D2.3: demonstrate an awareness of signs and symbols encountered in their daily lives and in works of art
D3 Exploring Forms and Cultural Contexts: demonstrate an understanding of a variety of art forms, styles, and techniques from the past and present, and their social and/or community contexts
D3.1: identify and describe a variety of visual art forms they see in their home, at school, in their community, and in visual arts experiences

Language: Oral Communication

1. Listening to Understand: listen in order to understand and respond appropriately in a variety of situations for a variety of purposes;
1.1 Purpose: identify purpose for listening in a variety of situations, formal and informal, and set personal goals for listening, initially with support and direction
1.2 Active Listening Strategies: demonstrate an understanding of appropriate listening behaviour by using active listening strategies in a variety of situations
2. Speaking to Communicate: use speaking skills and strategies appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes;
2.2 Interactive Strategies: demonstrate an understanding of appropriate speaking behaviour in a variety of situations, including paired sharing and small-and large-group discussions
2.3 Clarity and Coherence: communicate ideas, opinions, and information orally in a clear, coherent manner, using simple but appropriate organizational patterns
2.4 Appropriate Language: choose a variety of appropriate words and phrases to communicate their meaning accurately and engage the interest of their audience

Mathematics: Geometry and Spatial Sense

Geometric Relationships
compose and describe pictures, designs and patterns by combining 2D shapes
compose and decompose 2D shapes 
Location and Movement
create and describe symmetrical designs using a variety of tools (e.g. pattern blocks, tangrams, paper and pencil)

Mathematics: Patterning and Algebra

Patterns and Relationships
identify repeating, growing and shrinking patterns found in real life contexts (e.g. a geometric pattern on wallpaper, a rhythm pattern in music, a number pattern when counting dimes)
create a repeating pattern by combining two attributes (e.g. colour and shape, colour and size)
demonstrate through investigation, an understanding that a pattern results from repeating an operation (e.g. addition, subtraction) or making a repeated change to an attribute (e.g. colour, orientation)

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Grade 3

The Arts: Visual Arts

D1 Creating and Presenting: apply the creative process to produce a variety of two- and three-dimensional art works, using elements, principles, and techniques of visual arts to communicate feelings, ideas, and understandings;
D1.2: demonstrate an understanding of composition using principles of design to create narrative art works or art works on a theme or topic
D1.3: use elements of design in art works to communicate ideas, messages, and understandings
D1.4: use a variety of materials, tools, and techniques to respond to design challenges
D2 Reflecting, Responding, and Analysing: apply the critical analysis process to communicate feelings, ideas, and understandings in response to a variety of art works and art experiences
D2.1: express personal feelings and ideas about art experiences and images
D2.2: explain how elements and principles of design are used to communicate meaning or understanding in their own and others’ art work
D2.3: demonstrate an awareness of the meaning of signs and symbols encountered in their daily lives and in works of art
D3 Exploring Forms and Cultural Contexts: demonstrate an understanding of a variety of art forms, styles, and techniques from the past and present, and their social and/or community contexts;
D3.1: identify and describe a variety of visual art forms they see in their home, at school, in the community, and visual arts experiences

Language: Oral Communication

1. Listening to Understand: listen to understand and respond appropriately in a variety of situations for a variety of purposes;
1.2 Active Listening Strategies: demonstrate an understanding of appropriate listening behaviour by using active listening strategies in order to contribute meaningfully and work constructively in groups
2. Speaking to Communicate: use speaking skills and strategies appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes;
2.2 Interactive Strategies: demonstrate an understanding of appropriate speaking behaviour in a variety of situations, including small-and large-group discussions
2.3 Clarity and Coherence: communicate orally in a clear, coherent manner, presenting ideas, opinions, and information in a logical sequence
2.4 Appropriate Language: choose a variety of appropriate words and phrases, including descriptive words and some technical vocabulary, and a few elements of style, to communicate their meaning accurately and engage the interest of their audience

Mathematics: Geometry and Spatial Sense

Location and Movement
compare and describe designs and pictures of images that have a vertical, horizontal or diagonal line of symmetry

Mathematics: Patterning and Algebra

Patterns and Relationships
identify, extend and create a repeating pattern involving 2 attributes (e.g. size, colour, orientation, number) using a variety of tools (e.g. pattern blocks, attribute blocks, drawings)
-demonstrate through investigation an understanding that a pattern results from repeating an action (e.g. clapping, taking a step forward every second) repeating an operation (e.g. addition, subtraction) using a transformation (e.g. slide, flip, turn) or making some other repeated change to an attribute (e.g. colour, orientation)

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Drawing with Wire

Grades 4-8

Students attending this workshop will have the chance to learn about the fundamentals of portraiture and then manipulate them to create a fantastic 3D wire sculpture. In this workshop students will learn about the mathematical proportions of the face and then explore ways in which they can manipulate those proportions to create unique abstract sculptures. 
Available in French or English, please specify language preference at time of booking.

Grades 4

The Arts: Visual Arts

D1 Creating and Presenting: apply the Creative Process to produce a variety of two-and-three dimensional artworks using elements, principles, and techniques of visual arts to communicate feelings, ideas and understandings;
D1.1: create two-and three-dimensional works of art that express feelings and ideas inspired by their interests and experiences
D1.3: use elements of design in art works to communicate ideas, messages, and understandings
D1.4: use a variety of materials, tools, and techniques to determine solutions to design challenges

Mathematics: Number Sense and Numeration

Overall
demonstrate an understanding of proportional reasoning by investigating whole-number unit rates
Quantity Relationships
represent fractions using concrete materials, words and standard fractional notation, and explain the meaning of the denominator as the number of the fractional parts of a whole or a set and the numerator as the number of fractional parts being considered

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Grade 5

The Arts: Visual Arts

D1 Creating and Presenting: apply the creative process to produce a variety of two-and-three dimensional art works, using elements, principles, and techniques of visual arts to communicate feelings, ideas and understandings;
D1.3: use elements of design in art works to communicate ideas, messages, and understandings
D1.4: use a variety of materials, tools, and techniques to determine solutions to design challenges

Mathematics: Number Sense and Numeration

Overall
demonstrate an understanding of proportional reasoning by investigating whole-number unit rates

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Grade 6

The Arts: Visual Arts

D1 Creating and Presenting: apply the creative process to produce art works in a variety of traditional two-and-three dimensional forms, as well as multimedia art works that communicate feelings, ideas, and understandings, using elements, principles and techniques of visual arts as well as current media technologies;
D1.1: create two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and multimedia art works that explore feelings, ideas, and issues from a variety of points of view
D1.2: demonstrate an understanding of composition using selected principles of design to create narrative art works or art works on a theme or topic
D1.3: use elements of design in art works to communicate ideas, messages, and understandings
D1.4: use a variety of materials, tools, techniques, and technologies to determine solutions to design challenges

Mathematics: Number Sense and Numeration

Overall
demonstrate an understanding of proportional reasoning by investigating whole-number unit rates
Quantity Relationships
represent, compare and order fractional amounts with unlike denominators including proper and improper fractions and mixed numbers, using a variety of tools (e.g. fraction circles, drawings, number lines, calculators) and using standard fractional notation
Proportional Relationships
represent ratios found in real-life contexts using concrete materials, drawings and standard fractional notation

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Grade 7

The Arts – Visual Arts

D1 Creating and Presenting: apply the creative process to produce art works in a variety of traditional two- and three-dimensional forms as well as multimedia art works, that communicate feelings, ideas, and understandings, using elements, principles, and techniques of visual arts as well as current media technologies;
D1.1: create art works, using a variety of traditional forms and current media technologies, that express feelings, ideas, and issues including opposing points of view
D1.2: demonstrate an understanding of composition, using multiple principles of design and the “rule of thirds” to create narrative art works or art works on a theme or topic
D1.3: use elements of design in art works to communicate ideas, messages, and understandings for a specific audience and purpose
D1.4: use a variety of materials, tools, techniques, and technologies to determine solutions to increasingly complex design challenges

Mathematics: Number Sense and Numeration

Overall demonstrate an understanding of proportional relationships using percent, ratio and rate
Quantity Relationships
select and justify the most appropriate representation of a quantity (i.e. fraction, decimal, percent) for a given context (e.g. I would use a decimal for recording the length or mass of an object, and a fraction for part of an hour)

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Grade 8

The Arts – Visual Arts

D1 Creating and Presenting: 
apply the creative process to produce art works in a variety of traditional two-and three- dimensional forms, as well as multimedia art works, that communicate feelings, ideas and understandings, using elements, principles, and techniques of visual arts as well as current media technologies
D1.1: create art works, using a variety of traditional forms and current media technologies, that express feelings, ideas, and issues and that demonstrate an awareness of multiple points of view
D1.2: demonstrate an understanding of composition, using multiple principles of design and other layout considerations such as compositional triangles to create narrative art works or art works on a theme or topic
D1.3: use elements of design in art works to communicate ideas, messages, and understandings for a specific audience and purpose

Mathematics: Number Sense and Numeration

Overall
solve problems by using proportional reasoning in a variety of meaningful contexts
Operational Sense
solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with simple fractions
Proportional Relationships
identify and describe real-life situations involving two quantities that are directly proportional (e.g. the number of servings and the quantities in a recipe, mass and volume of a substance, circumference and diameter of a circle).

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