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Community Mapping Art Workshop

Students are asked to investigate their community, whether a few blocks away, or more detailed (such as flora & fauns or the water systems). Another example would be to investigate the original First Nations tribes in the area. Creating a map with land, villages and people as well to investigate the languages/dialect spoken. In this group project students are assigned to block and draft out areas then paint and colour in the details. At the end of this project the separate art pieces are put together to create a mural which could be hung permanently in the school.

A variety of materials are used – acrylic, paint, oil pastels, pencil crayons, paint brushes, plates for mixing paints, water containers, erasers and more. Schools and participants are responsible for art supplies.

Duration: 2-3 days.

Different classes can share the responsibilities. One grade could come in for half of the morning and a second grade the remainder of the morning and the same in the afternoon.

George Littlechild and students in two separate mural projects exploring the local river system and the flower and fauna.
Feb 2006
Comox Valley, BC

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