CROSSROADS: SALISH ART & POP CULTURE

Last updated on
Wednesday, September 5th, 2018
Program Description

Mondays, October 1-December 10, 2018
Tuesdays, January 8-March 12, 2019

Investigating contemporary works by Coast Salish artists, students
learn about traditional design elements represented in Coast Salish
art. The class also considers how and why these artists are merging
popular images, such as Starbucks and Coca Cola logos with
traditional artistic designs. Students create a work of art inspired
by concepts found in the Salish Weave Education Collection.

Big Ideas
  • Creative experiences involve an interplay between exploration, inquiry, and purposeful choice.
  • Dance, drama, music, and visual arts are each unique languages for creating and communicating.
  • The arts connect our experiences to the experiences of others.
  • The mind and body work together when creating works of art.
  • 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.
  • Dance, drama, music, and visual arts are each unique languages for creating and communicating.
  • Engaging in the arts develops people’s ability to understand and express complex ideas.
  • Experiencing art challenges our point of view and expands our understanding of others.
  • Through art making, one’s sense of identity and community continually evolves.
  • Artists often challenge the status quo and open us to new perspectives and experiences.
  • Creative growth requires patience, readiness to take risks, and willingness to try new approaches.
  • Dance, drama, music, and visual arts are each unique languages for creating and communicating.
  • Individual and collective expression can be achieved through the arts.
  • Creative arts experiences can build community and nurture relationships with others.
  • Dance, drama, music, and visual arts each use their own unique sensory language for creating and communicating.
  • Identity is explored, expressed, and impacted through arts experiences.
  • The arts provide opportunities to gain insight into the perspectives and experiences of people from a variety of times, places, and cultures.
  • Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Days Offered: 
    Duration: 
    90 minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    Also Offered For: 
    Packages Provided: 
    Fee Details
    Fee Notes: 

    Zone A schools:
    » Schools in Burnaby School District
    » Min. 2 workshops booked per school per day
    » $110 per class

    Zone B schools:
    » New Westminster, Vancouver east of Main, Coquitlam, Port Moody
    » Min. 3 workshops booked per school per day required
    » $115 per class

    Zone C schools:
    » Vancouver west of Main, North Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey, West Vancouver
    » Min. 3 workshops booked per school per day required
    » $120 per class

    Additional Notes

    Grades 3-12; 90 minutes; Mondays & Tuesdays; Curriculum Tie-ins: BC First Nations, Art Education, Social Studies, History. 

    Class Sizes & Ages: Grade K-3: maximum 25 students. Grades 4-12: maximum 30 students. All programs are adapted to suit the participating grade.