The Mendel PotashCorp School Hands-on Tours 2011-12 poster features a reproduction of a great sculpture to use in the classroom!
This Educators’ Guide was written to accompany guided tours of the exhibition, but it can be readily used in classrooms in conjunction with images on an extensive website. It investigates the paintings of Saskatoon’s most famous abstract painter throughout his 60-year career. After exploring a wide variety of artistic styles, he began producing purely abstract work in the 1960s. Activities introduce students to the history of abstraction and provide many fun ways to make abstract art.
This Educators’ Guide was written to accompany guided tours of the exhibition, but it can be readily used in classrooms in conjunction with images on an extensive website. It explores the life of one of the first nationally and internationally famous artists in Saskatchewan, who painted landscapes of the Qu’Appelle Valley and portraits of Indigenous peoples. Activities are divided into two main thematic units, Lands and People. Students can learn about landscape art and portraiture, symbols, stereotypes, oral traditions and identity.
SlammED—presented in spring 2008—is a project that utilizes slam and hip-hop-inspired poetry to explore issues that are relevant to youth while allowing participants to gain valuable skills in poetry writing and performance.
Click here to download SlammED Educator Resource as a PDF document (800KB)
This school program develops art-viewing strategies for Grade 1 to 6 students and their teachers, and embraces the two recent additions to Saskatchewan Education’s Language Arts curriculum, Viewing and Representing.
The Sk8art project is a cross-disciplinary teacher’s resource that uses skateboarding as its inspiration. The goal of this project is to emphasize and validate youth content and culture in school curriculum. This resource was created in a collaboration between The Mendel Art Gallery, The Saskatoon Foundation Artsmarts Program, The City of Saskatoon, Mount Royal Collegiate, and The Saskatoon Skatepark Corporation.