Framing Views

Last updated on
Thursday, May 13th, 2021
Experience type: 
Online Resource
Program Description

In this activity, inspired by the traditional windows and views of a Chinese garden, students will think about a view they would like to frame and create it within the octagonal shape of a leak window frame.

This activity can be adapted easily to the age of the students and the time available in class.

During Asian Heritage month, May 2021, we are offering this resource by donation! You may know that the Garden is a registered non profit society. If you would like to donate, please visit the link below. You contribution is very welcome, thank you! 
https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/the-dr-sun-yat-sen-garden-society-of-vancouver/ 

Options: 

  • Teaching notes about the concepts of a Chinese Garden and leak windows, plus photocopiable materials for the activity (PDF)
  • Virtual visit from one of our knowledgeable facilitators to talk to your class on the platform of your choice about the Garden and the themes of this activity (approx 20 mins)
  • Craft materials kit: cardstock frames, bamboo-design paper straws and paper plates to create a 3-D effect frame. 

Conact us through this form for more information and to order!

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Big Ideas
  • People create art to express who they are as individuals and community.
  • People connect to others and share ideas through the arts.
  • Creative expression develops our unique identity and voice.
  • People connect to the hearts and minds of others in a variety of places and times through the arts.
  • The arts connect our experiences to the experiences of others.
  • Creative expression is a means to explore and share one’s identity within a community.
  • Engaging in creative expression and experiences expands people’s sense of identity and belonging.
  • Experiencing art is a means to develop empathy for others’ perspectives and experiences.
  • Through art making, one’s sense of identity and community continually evolves.
  • The arts provide opportunities to gain insight into the perspectives and experiences of people from a variety of times, places, and cultures.
  • Canada is made up of many diverse regions and communities.
  • People from diverse cultures and societies share some common experiences and aspects of life.
  • Immigration and multiculturalism continue to shape Canadian society and identity.
  • Religious and cultural practices that emerged during this period have endured and continue to influence people.
  • Trip Details
    City: 
    For Grades: 
    K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Duration: 
    See notes. minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    No
    Also Offered For: 
    Adult Groups, Daycamps, ESL, Guides, Homeschool, Other, Preschool, Scouts
    Packages Provided: 
    Pre-Visit Information Package
    Fee Details
    Fee Notes: 

    During Asian Heritage month, May 2021, we are offering this resource by donation! You may know that the Garden is a registered non profit society. If you would like to donate, please visit the link below. You contribution is very welcome, thank you! 
    https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/the-dr-sun-yat-sen-garden-society-of-vancouver/ 

    Contact us through this form and to order!

    https://forms.gle/9vFP7vbEgzJaomg9A