Cedar Saplings

Last updated on
Thursday, August 9th, 2018
Program Description

Come and discover the arts and cultures of the Northwest Coast in this interactive educational program specifically created to engage young learners. Students will never be sitting still for long, as they explore the interconnectedness of land, sea, people, and art through a mixture of hands-on art based activity and play. The content of the program will change according to our current exhibit, but will always have a foundation in exploring the works of Bill Reid. 

Our current exhibit is Body Language: Reawaking Cultural Tattooing of the Northwest, an exhibit that explores traditional methods and styles of body adornment along the Northwest Coast. The main themes of identity, community, and belonging are a foundation for this years programming.

Big Ideas
  • Artists experiment in a variety of ways to discover new possibilities.
  • Creative expression is a means to explore and share one’s identity within a community.
  • Dance, drama, music, and visual arts are each unique languages for creating and communicating.
  • Exploring works of art exposes us to diverse values, knowledge, and perspectives.
  • Artists experiment in a variety of ways to discover new possibilities and perspectives.
  • Dance, drama, music and visual arts are each unique languages for creating and communicating.
  • Engaging in creative expression and experiences expands people’s sense of identity and belonging.
  • Works of art influence and are influenced by the world around us.
  • Artistic expressions differ across time and place.
  • Dance, drama, music, and visual arts are each unique languages for creating and communicating.
  • Engaging in creative expression and experiences expands people’s sense of identity and community.
  • Experiencing art is a means to develop empathy for others’ perspectives and experiences.
  • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world.
  • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world.
  • Exploring and sharing multiple perspectives extends our thinking.
  • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world.
  • Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens.
  • Demographic changes in North America created shifts in economic and political power.
  • Interactions between First Peoples and Europeans lead to conflict and cooperation, which continues to shape Canada’s identity.
  • The pursuit of valuable natural resources has played a key role in changing the land, people, and communities of Canada.
  • Canada’s policies and treatment of minority peoples have negative and positive legacies.
  • Immigration and multiculturalism continue to shape Canadian society and identity.
  • Economic self-interest can be a significant cause of conflict among peoples and governments.
  • Media sources can both positively and negatively affect our understanding of important events and issues.
  • Trip Details
    City: 
    For Grades: 
    4, 5, 6
    Duration: 
    90 minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    Also Offered For: 
    Fee Details
    Cost Per Student: 
    $7.50
    Cost Per Adult: 
    $7.50
    Fee Notes: 

    $7.50 (tax included) per student

    • 1 free chaperone per every 10 students
    • Teacher is always free
    • If pricing is a barrier for your class attending an education program, please do not hesitate to ask us about our accessible programming pricing