Sustained Workshops - Making Marionettes

Art Workshops

Artmaking workshops in the classroom or at the Mendel Art Gallery

• Maximum of two hours per day; you pick start and end time
• In your classroom (save on buses) or in the Mendel Gallery studio
• Mendel Gallery provides most of the supplies
• Your program guide will call about details (supplies, context)

Book online at www.mendel.ca or fax the completed form to 975-7670.
For questions call Kelly at 975-8031, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.

Creative, Productive, Critical
GRADES 1-3

EXPLORING STORYBOOKS (great for Kindergarten too!)
$140 per class
Listen to a story, then create individual artworks to develop a large-scale storyscape inspired by the book. Discover new techniques using familiar concepts (lines, shapes, cutting, pasting, folding, filling-in).

PRINTMAKING
$150 per class
Make prints with markers or rolled ink on Styrofoam. As multi-layered and complex as you want, from monoprints to editions, single images to multiple narratives. No sharp tools.

COLOUR MAGIC
$170 per class
Discover the magic of colour mixing, colour theory, and texture techniques through a range of pigment sources. Includes painting with tissue paper, water-soluble pencils, salt, and more.

SCULPTURE STEW
$165 per class
Choose from a range of materials and approaches—build dioramas, make new things from old objects, fold paper, bend wire creatures. Tell us what you want to try.

GRADES 4-6

DRAWING BASICS
$140 per class
Create a booklet with pages for lessons on how to draw realistically in pencil. Different pencil and eraser techniques using the artist’s most important tool—the eye! Includes how to use tone to make things look 3D, sighting to measure proportions, perspective, tricks for landscape, and how to draw a face.

ELEMENTS OF ART
$155 per class
Interpret art through the elements of art with markers, oil pastels, and pencil crayons. Self-directed reading, group discussion, and activities. Move around five workstations addressing line, shape, colour/value, texture, and space. Add a follow-up visit workshop with a material of your choice for a total fee of $180.

LETTER AND WORD ART
$140 per class per session
Turn words into visual art. Slides, samples, and demonstrations. Several techniques or just one for a complete project based on creative writing. Ask about simple bookmaking techniques, too.

ART WITH RECYCLED PARTS
$160 per class
Make art that moves or uses recycled objects. Schools will supplement the Mendel’s supplies by providing items from a pre-agreed list (found objects and some basic art supplies).
1) Recycled Toys: Transform discarded toys into new objects. Learn about form, balance, and assemblage techniques through the process.
2) Kinetic Sculpture: Discuss examples of machines, their basic components, and view Goldberg machines. In small teams construct a moving part and then collaborate to assemble a class project.

MAKING MARIONETTES
$240 for 2 sessions
Connect to both the language and visual arts curriculum by constucting characters out of lightweight modeling compound and fabric.

NEW ART: PERFORMANCE AND INSTALLATION
$140
Discover performance and installation art. Gather a range of fun objects from around the school, and build environments into unusual spaces… the lobby, a washroom, the playground, under desks, the principal’s office. Then add your body movements, voice, and sound. Very process-oriented and sure to engage.

PLASTER BANDAGE SCULPTURE
$220 for 1 session, $230 includes a follow-up session
Choose either maskmaking or 3-D sculpture techniques. For masks, students wrap bandages on each other’s faces and build up the surface. For 3-D sculpture, students wrap armatures. Follow-up visits allow for painting and embellishing.

PRINTMAKING
150 per class
Make prints with markers or ink rolled on Styrofoam. As multi-layered and complex as you want, from monoprints to editions, single images to multiple narratives. No sharp tools.

GRADES 7-12

ALTERED BOOKS
$160 per class
Alter an existing book to change its message or turn it into an art object. Connect content to current curricula. Cut, paste, paint, draw, fold, and sculpt. School must provide an old book for each student.

LETTER AND WORD ART
$140 per class per session
Turn words into visual art. Slides, samples, and demonstrations. Several techniques or just one for a complete project based on creative writing. Can include a simple bookbinding project.

ELEMENTS OF ART
$155 per class
Interpret art through the elements of art with markers, oil pastels and pencil crayons. Self-directed reading, group discussion, and activities. Move around five workstations addressing line, shape, colour/value, texture, and space. Add a follow-up visit workshop with a material of your choice for a total fee of $180.

NEW ART: PERFORMANCE AND INSTALLATION
$140 (recommended for Grades 10 to 12, and drama classes)
Discover performance and installation art. Gather a range of fun objects from around the school, and build environments into unusual spaces… the lobby, a washroom, the playground, under desks, the principal’s office. Then add your body movements, voice, and sound. Very process-oriented and sure to engage.

PHOTOGRAPHY FUNDAMENTALS or PORTRAITSCAPES
$160 per class over two sessions (schools provide cameras or printing)
Learn fundamentals of design through photography in a power point presentation. After taking photos, in session two students select and critique printed photographs.
or
Create a unique self-portrait by collaging photographs of various aspects of yourself. Consider how ordering and layout changes the message. In session one we take photos, in session two we collage fragments into a long horizontal format to create a narrative.

ARTISMS (popular in High schools)
$135 per class
Take a fun journey through history with a lively art historian in a powerpoint presentation. Learn the basics of the “artisms” that continue to influence pop culture and artists today.

CONTEMPORARY ART HISTORY
$135 per class
Take an intriguing look at artmaking today with a lively art historian in a powerpoint presentation. Learn how pop culture, global events, art of the past, and social activism have influenced how and why artists currently make things. Lots of great discussion.

MAKING MARIONETTES
$240 for 2 sessions
Connect to both the language and visual arts curriculum by constructing characters out of lightweight modeling compound and fabric. Great for Shakespeare units in high school.

PRINTMAKING
$150 per class
Make prints with markers, ink rolled on Styrofoam, and more. As multilayered and complex as you want, from monoprints to editions, single images to multiple narratives. No sharp tools.

ZINE IT HERE FIRST
$150 per class
Produce handmade zines and small book multiples. Draw and write both colour and black and white zine templates, use simple binding techniques, and make multiples. Must have access to a copier.

BOOKMAKING
$160 per class per session
Use simple materials to make prototypes of amazing and versatile book structures that can be used as is or adapted to future projects. Can include multi-folding collecting books, accordion structures, and some almost magical Flexagon and Lotus Books.

ART WITH RECYCLED PARTS
$160 per class
Make art that moves or uses recycled objects. Schools will supplement the Mendel’s supplies by providing items from a pre-agreed list (found objects and some basic art supplies).
1) Recycled Toys: Transform discarded toys into new objects. Learn about form, balance, and assemblage techniques through the process.
2) Kinetic Sculpture: Discuss examples of machines, their basic components, and view Goldberg machines. In small teams, construct a moving part and then collaborate to assemble a class project.

Exhibition Tour

Free exhibition tour every Sunday at 1 p.m.
Meet in the lobby. No registration required.

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Location & Hours

950 Spadina Crescent East
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Regular Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Free admission