Intermediate

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Dance 1

Contemporary Dance

Contemporary dance workshop directed by Tara Luz Danse.

Arts à la Carte - Dance
Exploration, improvisation, creation, body awareness, reflection

Contemporary Dance: Students are invited to move along with a Tara Luz Danse dancer - accompanied by a musician - to explore, through games, the concepts of improvised movement that guide the company’s creation process: the spontaneous creation of movements, the imitation and development of movements and listening to the environment and the group. At the end of the workshop, students are asked to share their experience with the group.

Curriculum Links: Dance Grades 7 to 8
Specific Expectations: A1.1, A1.2, A1.3, A1.4, A2.3
Duration: 90 minutes

Materials
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-Running shoes
-Comfortable clothing
-Water bottle 

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Pottery

Pottery Instruction provided by Gloucester Pottery School

Pottery 1

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Fish vases: Creating and Presenting, Exploring Forms and Cultural Contexts

In this project, students will use several different techniques to create a vase. Emphasis will be on shape and form, and learning to create a harmonious object. Organic and geometric shapes found in our lives and/or in nature will serve as inspiration.

Curriculum Links: Visual Arts Grades 7 to 8
Specific Expectations: D1 – D3.2
Duration: 90 minutes


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Pottery 2

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Textured Slab Mug: Creating and Presenting, Exploring Forms and Cultural Contexts

Students will be shown how to work with slabs. They will create a detailed, textured, functional mug that will focus on symmetry. Students will learn balance through the application of a handle.

Curriculum Links: Visual Arts Grades 7 to 8
Specific Expectations: D1 – D3.2
Duration: 90 minutes

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Pottery 3

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Coil vessel with mythical creature: Creating and Presenting, Exploring Forms and Cultural Contexts

Students will be shown how to work with coils to construct a vessel. They will work with slabs and apply detail to create a mythical creature (e.g., gargoyle). Value will be taught by using cross-hatching to suggest volume, shadows, variation and increased range of gradation. Students will be encouraged to express their individuality.

Curriculum Links: Visual Arts Grades 7 to 8
Specific Expectations: D1 – D3.2
Duration: 90 minutes


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Theatre

Theatre Instruction provided by Ottawa School of Theatre

Theatre 1

Arts à la Carte - Drama
Silly Shakespeare: Exploring Forms and Cultural Contexts

Be ready for Shakespeare study! With an emphasis on play, physicality, character and emotion, be prepared to shake up your Shakespeare! Shakespeare makes for exciting and dynamic theatre.

Curriculum Links:
Drama Grades 7 to 8
Specific Expectations: B1 - B3.2
Duration: 90 minutes



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Theatre 2

Arts à la Carte - Drama
Improv: Creating and Presenting

Improvisation is fun, and vital to theatre study, it is interactive with audience participation! Play creation without a playwright! Think fast! On your feet! Gain and instill confidence!

Curriculum Links:
Drama Grades 7 to 8
Specific Expectations: B1 - B3.2
Duration: 90 minutes



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Theatre 3

Arts à la Carte - Drama
 
Theatre Games: Creating and Presenting, Reflecting, Responding, and Analyzing

Theatre games build self-esteem, promote life skills: physical and perceptual abilities, cooperation, concentration, problem solving and creative thinking.

Curriculum Links:
Drama Grades 7 to 8
Specific Expectations: B1 - B3.2
Duration: 90 minutes



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Theatre 4

Arts à la Carte - Drama
Creative Movement: Creating and Presenting, Reflecting, Responding, and Analyzing

Creative Movement aims to teach students how to be aware of the space around their body and how to move through it. It is good for all ages and all physical abilities. It is expressing creativity with movement that might be inspired by mask, or character, costume, art, music, story or poetry. There is no right or wrong.

Curriculum Links:
Drama Grades 7 to 8
Specific Expectations: B1 - B2
Duration: 90 minutes



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Visual Arts

Visual Arts Instruction provided by Ottawa School of Art - Orléans Campus

Visual Arts 1

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The Balance of the Human Form: Creating and Presenting

This session is a figurative sculpture experience. Students will learn about the proportion of the human figure both static and in motion and how it finds balance. Students will learn the parts of a sculpture. They will create and learn the function of interior armature by using wire, and then use wax to sculpt the details of the figure. The students will be encouraged to think of the figure in motion ( eg. gymnast, dancer or athlete).

Curriculum Links:
Visual Arts Grades 7 to 8
Specific Expectations: D1 – D3.2
Duration: 90 minutes

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Visual Arts 2

Arts à la Carte - Visual Arts
Silkscreen Printing - The Influence of Andy Warhol and Pop Culture: Reflecting, Responding, and Analyzing

This fun and dynamic session will explore the world of printmaking and design and how it is found around us in our everyday life. The students will create their own design and have the chance to silkscreen it. Colour and contrast, seeing how the image is altered when printing
on different coloured paper or changing the colour of the ink will be explored.



Curriculum Links:
Visual Arts Grades 7 to 8
Specific Expectations: D1 – D3.2
Duration: 90 minutes

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Visual Arts 3

Arts à la Carte - Visual Arts
Fall Into the World of Impressionism with Renoir, Van Gogh and Monet : Exploring Forms and Cultural Contexts

The students will be introduced to some of the best-known artists of our time and learn what Impressionism is and why it is significant. Based on a still life, the students will have the chance to use their creativity along with what they have learned to do an Impressionist style painting. The students will use acrylic paint and will learn to use both paintbrush and palette knife. They will also review the colour wheel primary, secondary, and complementary colours.

Curriculum Links:
Visual Arts Grades 7 to 8
Specific Expectations: D1 – D3.2
Duration: 90 minutes

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