Grade 9-12: Secondary Visual Arts Explore the MIA

Overview

Our one-hour guided tour combines a museum visit through our permanent and temporary exhibitions, as well as a hands-on component where students are able to touch and explore art making materials used by Inuit artists.

Students in grades 9 and 10 will have the opportunity to challenge their critical analysis skills in a museum visit activity and understand how the elements and principles of design are used in Inuit art making. Students in grades 11 and 12 will delve into the origin of the Inuit Sea Goddess, an iconic figure in Inuit spirituality and often represented by contemporary Inuit artists in a variety of styles and forms.

The hands-on session will allow students the opportunity to touch and explore some of the indigenous materials used in Inuit art production in order to illustrate the impact of environmental factors on the art, as well as develop an appreciation for the process of producing art objects.

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