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Pre-Recorded Programs

Still Life Resist

Join Anne Devitt (Education Officer) as she guides you and your students through a still life resist program.

To participate, students will need: 

  • Some objects to set up as a still life composition 
  • 2 or 3 sheets of card stock (any thick paper will work) 
  • Wax crayons and/or oil pastels
  • Watercolour paint 
  • Paint brush 
  • Container for water 
  • Palette and/or something for mixing colours (cardboard will work)  
  • Pencil  

Visual Arts Step-by-Step Activities

DIY Flip Books!

A flip book is a fun way to understand how pictures can appear to move. It’s almost like making a mini-movie!


DIY Shadow Puppets!

Shadow puppets are fun to make, but are also a wonderful way of telling a story. You may want to entertain your family with a shadow puppet performance!


DIY Blind Contour Portraits!

water colour portrait of a man

Blind contour drawings are fun and full of unexpected surprises! They challenge our concentration and are a good way to learn how to see details.


DIY Found Object Sculptures!

abstract craft pet

Artmaking materials are everywhere around your home. Old toys, cardboard boxes, plastic bottles and other recyclables could be used to make your very own found object sculpture!


DIY Self Portraits!

pencil sketch of a face

Drawing your face is a great way to notice unique things about yourself, other people and improve your drawing skills.


DIY Mini Accordion Character Books!

folded paper book

We all have stories to tell! Our imaginations are amazing at making up characters to help us tell our stories.


DIY Collage Landscapes!

collage of seascape

Artists of all ages have looked to our city and all its beautiful locations for inspiration in their artmaking. What does your part of Toronto look like?


DIY Styrofoam Plate Printmaking!

abstract colours

Printmaking is a magical process and full of wonderful surprises. You can make the same image again and again, and you can change the image by adding different colours!