Kawartha Art Gallery & Kawartha Lakes Public Library – Lindsay Branch
“Art Alive” – An Inuit Studies Curriculum Connections Program
Art itself tells a very distinct story about where it comes from and Kawartha Art Gallery and Kawartha Lakes Public Library – Lindsay Branch are looking to involve youth in art and culture in a way that has never been possible before.
Art Alive traverses students across various pieces of Inuit art, learning about the way these pieces were developed, the stories they tell and what they mean to the communities and artists who created them.
The software for the Art Alive program is a game format and as a player, students use an IPad Air II to travel across iconic Inuit prints, leaping from platform to platform as the characters and members of the print come to life, breathing, moving and creating an educational adventure of insights into Inuit culture.
New components have been added to the Art Alive program to enhance a student’s learning experience and your program will include:
- Insights into Inuit culture through a software game on IPads
- A virtual reality experience for each child with the same software game
- An IPad game group challenge
- An Inuit language ‘Singuistics’ component
- An Inuit game component
- An art activity based on Inuit culture
All program discussions and activities are geared to your specific grade level based on The Ontario Curriculum – Inuit Connections.
Class Visit Information:
Program dates are: Monday June 5, June 12, June 19 and June 26
Program times are: 9:30am to 12noon or 12:30pm to 3:00pm
A maximum of 25 students per class visit is in place for this program.
Admission fee: $5.00 per student
Teachers will be invoiced at the time of their class visit for the number of attending students **
To book a class visit, contact the Gallery at 705-324-1780 or at email@example.com
For safety and security, a minimum number of adult supervisors are required to accompany each school group.
The required adult to student ratio is:
JK to Grade 3 – 1 adult to every 5 students
Grades 4 to 6 – 1 adult to every 8 students
Grades 7 to 8 – 1 adult to every 10 students
Teachers/adult supervisors are required to stay with their groups for the duration of the visit. Appropriate student behaviour is the sole responsibility of the teacher/adult supervisors. Groups arriving without the required adult to student ratio may be denied entry.
** There is no charge for the required number of adult supervisors. Additional adults will be charged the student rate.
Special Note: The talent behind the development of the Art Alive software is Ryan Oliver and his company, “Pinnguaq” www.pinnguaq.com. Ryan along with several other members of the company are former graduates of I.E. Weldon High School in Lindsay. Only three Galleries in Canada have the Art Alive software in place and those Galleries are the McMichael Gallery in Kleinburg, the National Gallery in Ottawa and the Kawartha Art Gallery.