Tett Arts Focused Educational Programming

Fall 2017

Welcome to The Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning: A welcoming destination where artists, arts organizations, and the community come together to explore, create, and be inspired. 

The Tett Centre welcomes school groups to visit and enjoy arts focused educational programming. We have two options; the Tett Educational Tour and the Meet the Artists Program (details below). Program cost and registration form is located here. Please print, fill in and scan back to: Jill Banting, the Tett Community Engagement Coordinator at jbanting@tettcentre.org. E-mail or call for more information: 343-266-0009 x 3091

Arts Around the Tett: Educational Tour

Arts Around the Tett During this tour participants are immersed in an atmosphere of creativity and introduced to the many tenant groups in our vibrant arts hub. Along with learning some of the incredible history of the Tett, students will be encouraged to ask questions and explore the arts by engaging in thoughtful reflection throughout the building. Included in the experience is the rental of a Tett space set up for lunch or a snack break. (Food not included) 1hr and 15 minutes

Meet the Artists: Tett Arts Workshops

Meet the Artists Our educational arts programming brings school groups to the Tett Centre to meet real Kingston artists. Hands on workshops and discussion in our lively arts centre will inspire young visitors to engage in many different disciplines, from the visual to the dramatic arts and beyond! A tour of our arts hub will round out the program and introduce students to the many tenant groups at the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning. Includes the Explore, Create and Be Inspired Programs. Half Day: 2 hours or Full Day: 3 hours and 45 minutes


Meet the Artists - The EXPLORE Program for Grades K-3


EXPLORE CLAY

Workshop Title: Clay Coil Exploration- A Collaborative Journey
Art Form: Clay
Artist:  Bonnie Crook
Grades: K-3

Description: During this workshop participants will embark on a unique clay coil adventure! Exploring as a group, they will discover the joy and power of building upon each other’s discoveries. Expressive elements of line, texture and pattern will emerge naturally from this imaginative, immersive experience. Photography will be used to capture the magic. 

Learning Outcomes: During this workshop participants will develop clay coil techniques and expand their expression of line. Layers of meaning will emerge as the group shares their discoveries and ideas. Using the creative process, using problem solving and taking an innovative approach to a challenge.

EXPLORE MOVEMENT

Workshop Title: Read to Move
Art Form: Creative Movement
Artist: Kay Kenney
Grades: K-3

Description: A dance lesson using an inspirational short story to inspire creative movement.

Learning Outcomes: Developing creativity, communicating, physical fitness, confidence, musicality and making connections. Manipulating elements and forms to convey or express thoughts, feelings, messages or ideas through the arts. Making connections between the arts and other subject areas. 

EXPLORE PAPER

Workshop Title: Make a Meander Book
Art Form: Book Making with Drawing and Writing
Artist: Lise Melhorn-Boe

Grades: K-3

Description:
 Meander books, also known as Single Sheet Fold books, all work on the concept of folding a sheet of paper, then cutting parts of the fold to open that single sheet into a book. The cuts cause the pages to develop unusual formations with spaces of stories within stories, digressions and asides.

Learning Outcomes: Students integrate story with structure. Making connections between the arts and other subjects. Using the creative process. Using problem-solving skills.

EXPLORE DRAWING & PAINTING

Workshop Title: My Bug Collection
Art Form: Drawing and Painting
Artist: Danielle Folkerts
Grades: K-3

Description: In this workshop students will have the opportunity to use their favourite bugs as their main subject. The beginning of class we will explore the use of line and shape in drawing.  Adding watercolour painting to the mix will introduce color mixing and texture creating techniques. Students will have the opportunity to incorporate a variety of learned techniques to create their final mixed media project – a series of bugs in a jar.  Bug images included to inspire!

Learning Outcomes: Painting techniques through acrylic or tempera. Developing aesthetic awareness. Using the creative process.

EXPLORE COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

Workshop Title: Me to We
Art Form: Community Mosaic

Artist: Heather Kushum Sheedy
Grades: K-3

Description: During this program, students see the micro and macro relationships between themselves and her/his community, illustrating how they are part of a bigger whole. With higher grades, more diverse concepts will relate to social issues such as the environment, pollution, or the teacher’s choice. Students will create their own piece of art work, using line and colour. After, students puzzle their piece with everyone and participate together in a discussion.

Learning Outcomes: Students see their relationship to the community through artmaking experiences. Making connections between the cognitive and affective domains. Collaborating to create works with others. Constructing personal and cultural identity.

EXPLORE DRUMMING

Workshop Title: Musical Magical Drums
Art Form: Music
Artist: Yessica Rivera Belsham
Grade/s: K-3

Students will be introduced to music through the magic of drums and percussion instruments form different cultures. Starting with descriptions of the instruments; their colours and shapes, children progress to thinking about and learning rhythm and patterns in music from around the world. Call and answer is used to explore thoughts and feelings.

Learning Outcomes: Understanding cultural traditions and innovations. Making connections between cognitive and affective domains.


 Meet the Artists - The CREATE Program for Grades 4-6


CREATE SOUNDSCAPES

Workshop Title: Audio Soundscapes
Art Form: Music

Artist: Gary Rasberry
Grades: Grades 4-6

Description: Come find out what a Soundscape is, then create one! (Hint: A Soundscape is a multi-track recording that tells a story in sound.) Explore Art like a Mad Scientist.

Learning Outcomes: Learn about listening deeply and using recording equipment. Taking an innovative approach to a challenge. Using new media and technology to produce art works and to convey thoughts, feelings and ideas about art. 

CREATE DANCE

Title: Constructing Creative Movement
Art Form: Dance

Artist: Kay Kenney

Grade/s: Grades 4-6

Description: Students learn about the choreographic process and dance composition. Split into groups, the students will construct their own dances using the tools provided.

Learning Outcomes: Working with different dance composition formulas that can be applied to all art forms, to create a movement piece to music. Collaborating to create works with others, and performing in ensembles. Developing aesthetic awareness. Using the creative process. 

CREATE MOVEMENT

Workshop Title: Move It Move It
Art form: Dance
Artist: Sasha French
Grades: 4-6

Description: Explore the athleticism of dance in this introduction to movement as it relates to the physical, mental and emotional health of the body. Engage and exercise brain to muscle function through movement sequences that awaken neurological pathways. Through kinesthetic learning, students will expand on ideas of spatial awareness, social interaction, and body image. Studies have found that dance can play a critical role by providing health-enhancing physical activity. This class will explore the physical demands of dance and the ideas of dance as a solo and team sport.

Learning Outcomes: Students will learn methods to develop mind-body connections, engaging in an anatomical approach to moving the body. This class aims to draws connections between sport and the body and excite the student into further application. Constructing personal identity. Making connections between the cognitive and affective domains.

CREATE DRAMA

Workshop Title: Introducing Improv
Art Form: Improvisational Theatre
Artist: Dan Walmsely
Grade/s: 4-6

Description: Students learn about improvisational theatre, where it came from, what it is and how to do it.  Students discover the origins of this, the world's oldest art form.  Students will learn several fundamentals towards high quality improv and will apply these ideas throughout numerous exercises.

Learning Outcomes: Basics of improve theatre. Using the creative process. Taking and innovative approach to a challenge. Manipulating elements and forms to convey or express thoughts, feelings, messages, or idea through the arts. 

CREATE PAPER POP-UPS

Workshop Title: Pop-ups!

Art Form: Paper Engineering
Arts: Lise Melhorn-Boe
Grades: 4-6

Description: Cutting and folding a piece of paper to create a 3-D structure is magical—it also involves many math concepts. Students will learn some basic pop-up techniques and each create a pop-up spread. These could be joined to create (a) class book(s) or they could be individual narratives.

Learning Outcomes: Students will augment image-making and writing with a new folding skill. Making connections between the arts and other subjects. Using the creative process. Using problem-solving skills.

CREATE SKETCH BOOKS

Workshop Title: Make Your Own Sketchbook
Art Form: Pamphlet-stitch book
Artist: Lise Melhorn-Boe
Grades: 4-6

Description: Students will fold and sew a small multi-paged sketchbook from drawing paper and Bristol board. This activity involves using a folding bone and an awl, measuring, threading a needle and sewing. The sketchbook will be inaugurated by doing a drawing while on the tour of the Tett Centre.

Learning Outcomes: Students will learn about basic tools and techniques of bookbinding. For some students, this may be their first introduction to sewing. Using the creative process. Using problem solving skills. Taking an inovative approach to a challenge.

CREATE ACRYLIC PAINTINGS

Workshop Title: Little Hoots
Art Form: Painting
Artist: Danielle Folkerts
Grades: 4-6

Description: This acrylic workshop allows students to work towards creating their very own “Little Hoots” painting. Along the way students will learn a selection of traditional painting techniques such as, underpainting, wet-into-wet and impasto. In addition, student will dive into colour theory by using the colour wheel and colour mixing exercises, as we explore ways to achieve colour harmony through complimentary colours and analogous colours. This project makes for some wildly creative, diverse and playful results!

Learning Outcomes: Using the creative process.

CREATE SONGS

Workshop Title: Right Off the Page! (Creating an Audio Story)
Art Form: Song, Story & Sound
Artist:  Gary Rasberry
Grades: 4-6

Description: Ever wonder what Dr. Seuss might do with an iPad and some recording gear? Come play, improvise, experiment & “mess around” with song, story & sound in a workshop where ‘hi-tech’ multi-tracking software meets ‘lo-tech’ read-aloud books (Sandra Boynton, Al Perkins, Sam McBratney) to create audio stories. We’ll pull stories Right Off the Page!

Learning Outcomes:  Students will learn to collaborate, make new connections, develop skills and understandings that relate to other subject areas and use critical analysis to respond to their own and others’ creative works. 

CREATE CLAY

Workshop Title: Clay Coil Exploration- A Collaborative Journey
Art Form: Clay
Artist:  Bonnie Crook
Grades: 4-6

Description: During this workshop participants will embark on a unique clay coil adventure! Exploring as a group, they will discover the joy and power of building upon each other’s discoveries. Expressive elements of line, texture and pattern will emerge naturally from this imaginative, immersive experience. Photography will be used to capture the magic. 

Learning Outcomes: During this workshop participants will develop clay coil techniques and expand their expression of line. Layers of meaning will emerge as the group shares their discoveries and ideas. Develop aesthetic awareness. Using the creative process. Collaborating to create works with others.

CREATE DRUMMING

Workshop Title: Musical Elements
Art Form: Music
Artist: Yessica Rivera Belsham
Grade/s: 4-6

Description: Students learn about the drums through making a connection to the 4 elements: air, fire, earth, water. Learning to listen to and respect the drums and their teachings by focusing on the individual (sound) and themselves in a collective (ensemble). Students work in groups to create thematic musical phrases that can be presented to and integrated into the class.

Learning Outcomes: Using the creative process. Taking an innovative approach to a challenge. Collaborating to create works with others, and performing in ensembles. Understanding cultural traditions and innovations.


 Meet the Artists - The INSPIRE Program for Grades 7-8


INSPIRED BY JOURNALS

Workshop Title: Art Journaling
Art Form: Mixed-Media
Artist: Heather Kushum Sheedy
Grades: 7- 8


Description: This program focuses on youth mental health. A journal can be a life tool, when guided with open ended questions, to get the creative juices flowing. Students integrate art techniques, typography and mixed media and will design their own personal journal. Example topics of focus- confidence, my life, what inspires me?

Learning Outcomes: Students create a journal to express their thoughts and ideas. Making connections between the cognitive and affective domains. Manipulating elements and forms to convey or express thoughts, feelings, messages, or ideas through the arts. 

INSPIRED BY COMMUNICATION

Workshop Title: Protest Art
Art Form: Visual Arts and Communication
Artist: Barb Danielewski
Grade: 7-8

Description: This workshop is a fast paced participant-led exploration of protest art from activists in North America over the last fifty years. Develop a message and create a piece that can be shared on social media, as public art, or at your next protest!

Learning Outcomes: Communication through the arts. Understanding cultural traditions and innovations. Constructing personal and cultural identity. Making a commitment to social justice.

INSPIRED BY PRINTMAKING

Workshop Title: Screenprinting with a Message
Art Form: Printmaking
Artist: Barb Danielewski
Grade: 7-8

Description: Participants will screenprint a patch or t-shirt with a powerful, personalized message about a current issue affecting youth today.  Get creative, speak your mind, and express your style! This workshop pairs really well with the Protest Art workshop.

Learning Outcomes: Printmaking skills and self-expression. Making connections between the cognitive and affective domains. Using the creative process. Using the critical analysis process. 

INSPIRED BY DRAMA

Workshop Title: Meet your Clown
Art Form: Clowning
Artist: Dan Walmsely
Grade/s: 7-8

Description: Youth will find their inner clown and carefully, delicately show them to an audience.  Youth will learn some of the very basics of clown.

Learning Outcomes: Clowning basics. Using the creative process. Taking an innovative approach to a challenge. Collaborating to create works with others, and performing in ensembles.

INSPIRED BY WATERCOLOUR

Workshop Title: Jellyfish
Art Form: Watercolor Painting
Artist: Danielle Folkerts
Grades: 7-8

Description: Using brushes, sticks, sponges, salt and other mixed media materials students will enjoy experimenting and learning important watercolour techniques including: flat wash, dry brush, spattering, glazing, wet into wet and more!  After walking through color mixing methods students will tackle a final Jellyfish watercolour painting step-by-step.

Learning Outcomes: This workshop offers practical theory and fundamental watercolor methods to set students up with the skills and confidence to explore watercolour through creating a personalized “technique sheet”. Using the creative process.

INSPIRED BY DANCE

Workshop Title: Action Painting Through Dance
Art form: Dance/Movement
Artist: Sasha French
Grades: 7-8

Workshop: This class will begin with relaxation and breathing techniques to center the spirit and focus the mind into new channels for creation. These skill-specific exercises will expand to include stretching and improvisational techniques for mobility, function, and response of the body. Following these movement explorations, students will experiment with spontaneous movement and washable paints on a large floor canvas. With a focus on tapping into the connections of neuro-muscular pathways, this class ascribes to the creation of the work as the art, not only the finished product.

Learning Outcomes: Explore emotional responses to art and experience the art of spontaneous creation, working and enjoying the present moment, and fulfillment from practice rather than producing. Using the creative process. Taking an innovative approach to a challenge. 

INSPIRED BY RHYTHM

Title: The Rhythm and Connection of the Heart
Art Form: Music
Artist: Yessica Rivera Belsham
Grade/s: 7-8

Description: Students learn about the drum by using call and response, world beats and improvising musical phrases. By taking time to reflect and listening deeply they learn where rhythm comes from – the heart beat and the beat of mother earth. Students will see themselves and the whole by focusing on community drumming. Quiet listening and exuberant self-expression is encouraged.

Learning Outcomes: Understanding cultural traditions and innovations. Developing an aesthetic awareness. Constructing personal and cultural identity (developing a sense of self and a sense of the relationship between the self and others: locally, nationally, and globally).