Grades 4-8: Elementary 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 from grades 4 to 6 will have the opportunity to discuss the specific elements and principles of design that pertain to their grade level (Emphasis, Proportion or Balance), while developing an enduring understanding of interdependence as an emergent theme in Inuit art.

The hands-on session will allow students the opportunity to touch and explore some of the indigenous materials used in Inuit art production, understand how the changing environmental landscape is being reflected in Inuit art, and develop an appreciation for the process of producing art objects.

Students in grades 7 and 8 will focus primarily on Inuit sculpture and gain a deeper understanding of how the elements and principles of design (Unity/Harmony and Movement) are used to convey ideas and feelings in an expressive form.

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