• To have children experience creating
and sharing a group art show.
• To have the children work in a team to create an event.
• To help them consider notions of subject,
audience, and guest.
• To have them develop strategies for working
and sharing together.
• To develop analytic and writing skills.
SHOW An exhibition of works of art.
A preview showing
Preliminary Activity #5: Preparing
- Visit an exhibition in a gallery and/or on the Internet
Activity #5: Vernissage
- An object that represents the traditions of the family (object,
draw or photo) (See Activity
- Art boxes (See Activity
- The Family Cinquain Poem (See Activity
- The Family Totem Pole (See Activity
- Classroom, hallway, gymnasium, school library.
Preparing the Exhibition
- What is an art exhibition?
- Why should we share our art?
- What ideas do we want to get
across to our audience?
- What is Art for art's sake versus
Art as a vehicle to send a message?
- How do we understand certain works?
- How do we value them?
- How should we display the pieces in
Visit an exhibition at a gallery and/or on
the Internet: Frédéric
Prepare a description for each work of art (english
and french if possible).
Title of the work:
(What was the artist trying to say? Where did he
or she get the ideas for the artwork from?)
Invite family and friends at least one week
prior to the event.
Each artwork needs to be placed
in the gallery space.
It must have an identification card.
Mount the exhibition. (Depending on the number of artworks, participants
will need about 2 hours to mount the show before the
- You will need tables, tablecloths
- If the exhibition is set up in the
classroom, students can use their desks
to display their art.
Make your guests feel welcome
- Make a speech. Welcome your guests
and introduce the exhibition.
- Show the film Crac!.
- Explain the artworks and the path you took
to get to the final work.
- Serve refreshments (juice and cookies).
Explanation and ceremony
and closing of the Art box.
(see Activity 2)