This kit explores the work of Emily Neufeld in her exhibition Prairie Invasions: A Lullaby. In this exhibition, Neufeld explores the legacy of her Mennonite ancestors’ settlement of the Alberta prairies, their impact on the natural environment, and the ways in which the prairie is reclaiming their abandoned farmsteads. Through use of photography, sculpture, and natural materials, Neufeld brings the prairie landscape into the gallery space and into our imaginations.
Curriculum Connections: Visual Arts, Social Studies, Science, Mathematics
This kit includes access to a series of online videos, a package of art supplies, and a teacher guide with handouts and lesson plans. Rather than doing a one-time zoom lesson, we decided to try on-demand videos so that teachers and students would have the maximum flexibility in scheduling their activities. Additionally, the video lessons allow for students who are home learning to access the same content as their classmates. Instead of a three-week rental which is the norm for most cultural institutions, purchasing this kit gives you access to the online gallery tour and art lesson videos for the entire 2020-2021 school year. You can choose to pick up your kit at the gallery or have mailed to you. We have endeavoured to keep the kit as accessible as possible and keep the costs of the supplies low by not including items most students will already have or can easily find. We have made one of the video lessons free so you can get an idea of what the kits are like, just click on the video link to the right.
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Each student receives:
Pick up at the gallery: $4 per student (payable by cheque only)
Mailed to you: $95 for a package that includes materials for 20 students (payable online by credit card via paypal)
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