STRUCTURES & CITIES ONLINE

Last updated on
Thursday, December 10th, 2020
Experience type: 
Virtual Field Trip
Program Description

Wednesday: October 2020 – June 23, 2021

Imagine, balance, construct, and combine materials to engineer an exciting mini city. Students learn about physics and connecting techniques they can use to support their structures. Elements of colour, pattern, and recycled materials encourage students to get creative. Focus can be adjusted- perhaps a realistic, futuristic, space-age or environmentally sensitive city could fit your curriculum.

Curriculum Tie-ins; Art Education, Social Studies, Geography, Math

Big Ideas
  • Dance, drama, music, and visual arts express meaning in unique ways.
  • Engagement in the arts creates opportunities for inquiry through purposeful play.
  • People connect to others and share ideas through the arts.
  • People create art to express who they are as individuals and community.
  • Creative expression develops our unique identity and voice.
  • Dance, drama, music, and visual arts are each unique languages for creating and communicating.
  • Inquiry through the arts creates opportunities for risk taking.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • COVID Precautions
    School programs at Burnaby Art Gallery have been reviewed, revamped, and rebuilt to consider safety parameters regarding the current pandemic. This includes: -enhancing supplies -individualizing art kits -distanced learning options
    Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Days Offered: 
    Times 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 (No minimum if Online) 
    » $110 per class

    Zone B schools:
    » New Westminster, Vancouver east of Main, Coquitlam, Port Moody
    » Min. 3 workshops booked per school per day required (No minimum if Online) 
    » $115 per class

    Zone C schools:
    » Vancouver west of Main, North Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey, West Vancouver, Delta
    » Min. 3 workshops booked per school per day required (No minimum if Online) 
    » $120 per class

    Visits can be arranged to schools in many areas across Metro Vancouver (with some restrictions).

    Additional Notes

    Technical Needs

    Minimum requirements:

    • Computer – laptop, desktop, smartphone or tablet 
    • Internet connection

    Quality experience: (in order of importance)

    • Webcam
    • Speakers
    • Microphone
    • Large monitor or projector 

    *Please note: The Burnaby School District has AV equipment available for schools in need. Please contact your district office.