Grade 8 Arts Education

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Spontaneous Story with Jayden Pfeifer. Grades 7 & 8

Series: LIVE Arts
Join theatre artist Jayden Pfeifer as we explore the skills of improvisation! Jayden will work with the students to exercise their improv muscles. Practice availability, listening, accepting, supporting, and creative expression in a supportive group environment. This active and spontaneous storyt...

Eekwol’s Rhythm and Rap Show ft. Lindsay Knight. Grades 6, 7 & 8

Series: LIVE Arts
Lindsay “Eekwol” Knight has been creating and performing hip hop music for many years. As an Indigenous artist, she draws on life experiences and collective histories within her work. As a mother she embraces the teachings of living in a good way for future generations. Eekwol engages schools in ...

What’s the Difference Between Me & You? with Kris Alvarez - Grades 7-8

Series: LIVE Arts
Join theatre artist Kris Alvarez on this playful creative journey. On our quest, we will explore collaboratively and independently to find true connections, true voices, while collectively creating. Get ready to move around and have a lot of fun in this class.

Drawing One Page Comics with Allan Dotson - Grades 5-8

Series: LIVE Arts
Allan Dotson is a comics artist and fantasy illustrator. In this program students will be led through drawing a one-page comic. Students will learn how to pencil and ink a close-up, long shot, and action shot on paper. Follow along with Allan’s teachings and get ready to draw a one page comic of ...

Adventures of the Cycling Fox with Felipe Gomez. Grades 5, 6, 7 & 8

Series: LIVE Arts
Felipe Gomez shares his multimedia performance, "The Adventures of the Cycling Fox," a fusion of live music, spoken word and projections of video animations. During the video's activities, students learn to observe sound waves, patterns in music, rhythm and pitch. Felipe also demonstrates body pe...

Storyweaving with Michelle Olson and Yvette Nolan. Grades 6, 7 & 8

Series: LIVE Arts
Students are led through a process called storyweaving - a theatrical technique used by Spiderwoman Theater to share our own stories, using gesture, voice, song, movement and repetition. Yvette Nolan and Michelle Olson, both First Nations theatre artists, use this technique to create work to shar...

The Skills of Improvisation with Johanna Bundon & Jayden Pfeifer. Grade 8

Series: LIVE Arts
Johanna Bundon and Jayden Pfeifer explore the skills of improvisation. Exercise your improv muscles by practicing availability, listening, accepting, supporting and creative expression in a supportive, group environment. This is a physical workshop that takes an embodied approach to learning, pri...

metawe = To Play. Drama with Curtis Peeteetuce. Grades 7 & 8

Series: LIVE Arts
We must continue speaking our Cree language. The revitalization of language and culture are vital to the rebuilding of community. In this workshop, educators and students revisit our mandate for play. Interactive elements include familiarizing ourselves with voice and body as we explore animal pl...

Hip Hop Music with InfoRed and Emotionz. Grades 6, 7 & 8

Series: LIVE Arts
Brad Bellegarde (InfoRed) and David Nelson (Emotionz) explore the four main elements of hip hop culture (MCing, DJing, graf writing and breakdancing). They demonstrate how the art forms of hip hop have the ability to educate and connect people with Indigenous history. Students have the opportunit...

Drama Games and Improv with Globe Theatre. Grades 7 & 8

Series: LIVE Arts
This program provides teachers and students with tools to creatively explore curriculum through improvisation. The exercises engage participants in exploring ideas through inquiry-based learning, building positive relationships and encouraging students to take risks while navigating uncharted ter...

Bison Truths with Kevin Wesaquate and Nyle Miigizi Johnston. Grades 6, 7 & 8

Series: LIVE Arts
Kevin and Nyle explore Indigenous stories and storytelling. Students write their own stories and use them as the basis for a visual artwork that combines text, image and colour.

Métis Jigging Part 2. Grades 5, 6, 7 & 8

Series: LIVE Arts
Krystle Pederson is a traditional jigger and Métis dance instructor. In Métis Jigging Part 2, Krystle talks about different styles of fiddle music and how jigging steps are incorporated into other styles of dance. Through demonstrations and practise, students build on the skills and knowledge gai...

Beading with Randi. Grades 5-8

Series: LIVE Arts
Students are led through the process of moss bag beadwork and design. The instruction incorporates the history of the artform, including its significance and importance to Indigenous identity. Beadwork has the ability to connect and to educate people to Indigenous history and experience. By weavi...

Drawn to the Beat with Allan Dotson. Grades 7 & 8

Series: LIVE Arts
Students find out how to Get On Beat for Culture Days by learning to draw a detailed scene of a dancing humanoid character. Through guided demonstrations and audio samples, fantasy illustrator and comics artist, Allan Dotson, shares tips and techniques.

Roll with It, Featuring Laura Hale. Grades 7 & 8

Series: LIVE Arts
Roll with It is a collaborative project that includes all students contributing to the final artwork. The piece organically develops and evolves in response to student creation and composition. Laura explores materials and their transformation. Students consider colour, texture, shape, form and p...

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