Canada History Week 2022 Learning Tool

Canada History Week 2022 Learning Tool Activity 2.3 Bringing Stories to Life Art has power: it can wow us visually, stir our emotions, or tell a story. As a child you probably had a few favourite stories or myths told to you by your family, friends, or teachers. These oral and visual narratives offered you insight as to how things came to be, and fostered understanding of a set of moral values distinct to your culture and community. Think of a story that holds importance for you, and how you might depict it visually, and create an original art piece that illustrates your chosen story. 1. Select a meaningful story to depict as a comic strip, collage, or illustration (or another visual art form approved by your teacher). You may need to research the story to learn about its origin, historical context, morals, and deeper meanings. Take notes on your research to help you shape the aspect of the story you want to emphasize. 2. Start by making three lists: i) Morals and values of the story ii) Characters in the story iii) Symbols within the story 3. Once you’ve completed the lists, identify what is most important to you in those lists, and use that as the basis for your image. Create a well-balanced and original composition that illustrates the story you want to tell. 4. After you have completed your image, create a 300-word artist’s statement that tells your audience about your piece. Touch on the story’s significance to you, how and why you have chosen to display the story visually like you did, why you chose this particular medium, and any element(s) you would like the viewer to pay attention to. 8. A woman makes a beaded bracelet (Euphotica/