Free Online Art Activities

Last updated on
Monday, October 3rd, 2022
Experience type: 
Online Resource
Program Description

These art activities are inspired by the symbolism and architecture of a Chinese garden and allow students to explore CHinese symolism and our beautiful leak windows to create artwors of their own. 

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


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
    For Grades: 
    K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    See notes. minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    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