Framing Views

Last updated on
Monday, November 29th, 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.

Options: 

  • Teaching notes about the concepts of a Chinese Garden and leak windows, plus photocopiable materials for the activity (PDF) $20
  • Craft materials kit (for one class): cardstock frames, bamboo-design paper straws and paper plates to create a 3-D effect frame. $40 
  • All of the aove plus virtual visit from one of our knowledgeable facilitators to talk to your class about the Garden and the themes of this activity (approx 20 mins) $50

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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: 
    Both Pre-Visit and Post-Visit Packages
    Fee Details
    Fee Notes: 

    Teaching notes about the concepts of a Chinese Garden and leak windows, plus photocopiable materials for the activity (PDF) $20

    Craft materials kit (for one class): cardstock frames, bamboo-design paper straws and paper plates to create a 3-D effect frame. $40 

    All of the above plus virtual visit from one of our knowledgeable facilitators to talk to your class about the Garden and the themes of this activity (approx 20 mins) $50