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AFK from Home: Big Idea Videos

Artists for Kids is providing virtual resources for our students and teachers!

Please find below, experiences that challenge our students to learn through the lens of Inquiry and the Fine Arts. 

We are super proud to share AFK from Home with you! 

Scroll to the bottom to see how students in the North Vancouver School District have responded to the video assignments.


Bill Reid: Swqaqaan (Salmon Pool)

This week Daylen creates an installation based on Bill Reid's artwork, as we ask the question: How are we transformed by our journey together?

Presenter: Daylen Luchsinger, Visual Arts Teacher, NVSD, 2020

Videographer: Daylen Luchsinger, 2020

Post Production: Emily Neufeld, 2020

Artist: Bill Reid, 1920 - 1998

Featured Artwork: Swqaqaan [Salmon Pool], edition 172/199, 1991

Featured artist and artwork: Bill Reid, 1920 - 1998, Swqaqaan [Salmon Pool], edition 172/199, 1991

Featured artist and artwork: Gu Xiong, 1953 - , A Pigs River, Gu Xiong: a journey exposed exhibition, 2014

Music credits: Music by Nathaniel Epp, 2020

Lesson plan illustration: Meghan Parker, 2020

 

Get the Origami lesson plan here: OrigamiFish.jpg.


Ann Kipling: Dog in Sky

This week Amelia Epp, North Vancouver School District Visual Arts Teacher, leads viewers through an art activity inspired by Ann Kipling's artwork Dog in Sky (1999). Viewers will experiment with innovative drawing techniques and styles, discovering ways to capture movement and to generate abstractions.

Presenter: Amelia Epp, Visual Arts Teacher, NVSD, 2020

Videographer & Post Production: Amelia Epp, 2020

Artist: Ann Kipling, 1934-

Artwork: Dog in Sky, edition 1/50, 1999

Music credits: Music by Nathaniel Epp, 2020

Artwork rights permissions: Courtesy of the Artist

 



Graham Gillmore: OpOrTunist

Daylen Luchsinger, Fine Art Specialist instructor, walks us through a lesson based on the humor and language in Graham Gillmore's paintings. Follow along to learn how he is keeping his spirits up during this pandemic.

Presenter: Daylen Luchsinger, Visual Arts Teacher, NVSD, 2020

Videographer: Daylen Luchsinger, 2020

Post-Production: Emily Neufeld, 2020

Artist: Graham Gillmore, 1963-

Featured Artworks: Op Or Tunist, edition 1/80, 2018; Harlequin, 2003; Einstein/Frankenstein, 2004.


 


Jack Shadbolt: Shore Image

This week North Vancouver art instructor Amelia teaches a sculptural project based on Jack Shadbolt's Shore Image. Students will learn about color theory, patterning, and form as they learn to intrepet shape and color as animal, plant or even human made shapes seen along the shoreline.

Presenter: Amelia Epp, Visual Arts Teacher, NVSD, 2020

Videographer: Amelia Epp, 2020

Artist: Jack Shadbolt, 1909-1998

Artwork: Shore Image, edition 1/100, 1997

Artwork rights permissions: Courtesy of the Artist


 


Anne Meredith Barry: Whale Song

North Vancouver School District Visual Arts Teacher, Daylen Luchsinger, leads viewers through a drawing exercise inspired by Anne Meredith Barry's three panel artwork Whale Song #18, 1993. Daylen's art exploration asks children and families to create an artwork based on an animal of their choosing. The audience is encouraged to consider the sounds that the animal makes and how to illustrate those sounds. 

Video credits: Presenter: Daylen Luchsinger, Visual Arts Teacher, NVSD, 2020 

Videographer: Daylen Luchsinger, 2020 

Artist: Anne Meredith Barry, 1932-2003 

Artwork: Whale Song #18, 1993, edition: 21/28

 



Victor Cicansky: Fish Jar

North Vancouver School District Visual Arts Teacher, Amelia Epp, leads viewers through a drawing exercise inspired by Victor Cicansky's sculpture Fish Jar (2010). Amelia's art exploration asks children and families to consider which memories from the present they'll want to hold on to in the future.

Video credits:

Presenter: Amelia Epp, Visual Arts Teacher, NVSD, 2020

Videographer: Amelia Epp, 2020

Artist: Victor Cicansky, 1935-

Artwork: Game Preserve, The Ones That Got Away, A/P, 2010

Artwork rights permissions: Courtesy of the Artist

 



Damian Moppett: Studio at Night

Daylen Luchsinger leads viewers through a hands on stencil and mail-art based art project inspired by the artwork Painting and Figure Maquette in Studio at Night by Damian Moppett (2006)

Video credits:

Presenter: Daylen Luchsinger, Visual Art Teacher, NVSD, 2020

Videographer: Daylen Luchsinger, 2020

Artist: Damian Moppett, 1969

Artwork: Painting and Figure Maquette in Studio at Night, 2006

 



Kenojuak Ashevak: Song of Spring

Amelia Epp leads a drawing activity exploring balance inspired by the art of Kenojuak Ashevak. We're wondering: How can we create balance?

Video credits:

Presenter: Amelia Epp, Visual Art Teacher, NVSD, 2020

Videographer: Amelia Epp, 2020

Artist: Kenojuak Ashevak, 1927-2013

Artwork: Song of Spring, A/P ii/v, 2006

Artwork rights permissions: Dorset Fine Arts

 



Student Responses to AFK from Home


Students from École Cleveland Elementary respond to Kenojuak Ashevak, Song of Spring (2006)

 Artwork by Grade 7 students in Maria Power's class


The Lesson Plan from Maria Power, Grade 7 teacher at École Cleveland Elementary can be viewed here: Song of Spring_Maria Power_Grade 7_Class Assignment.pdf