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Nature Art Kit

Above: Cyanotype Nature Print

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.

Art Kit Contents

Online videos included:

  • Exhibition gallery tour
  • Three art projects
    1. Nature Prints with Cyanotypes
    2. Nature Collage
    3. Nature Drawing

Teacher Materials include:

  • Art Kit Classroom Session Overview
  • Exhibition Teacher Guide & Discussion Topics
  • Student Handout Blackline Master: Art Detectives Clue Sheet
  • Student Handout Blackline Master: Cyanotype Exposure Test
  • Cyanotype Lesson Plan

Art Supplies

Each student receives:

  • 2 sheets of 5”x7” Nature Print cyanotype paper
  • 1 sheet of plastic
  • 1 sheet of black construction paper
  • 2 sheets of 9×12 multimedia art paper

Cost

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)

How to order

Pick-up at the Gallery:

  1. Fill out the pickup order form
  2. The gallery will send you an invoice and will coordinate a pick-up date when your package will be ready, and you can bring your cheque when you come to pick up the supplies.

Mailed to you:

  1. Click on the link below to place your order and make payment by credit card.
  2. The gallery will mail out your kit within 10 business days.

 

 

Above: Cyanotype Nature Print
WATCH: Art Activity: Make your own collage from natural materials.

Hours

Sunday Closed
Monday 10 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday 10 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday 10 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday 10 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday 10 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday 10 AM – 4:00 PM

We have limited hours due to COVID19.  More info.
Closed on statutory holidays.

Current Exhibitions

Admission

By donation

Location

Richmond Cultural Centre
7700 Minoru Gate
Richmond, BC  V6Y 1R8
Canada Line Station: Richmond-Brighouse

604-247-8363
gallery@richmond.ca

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