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Joe Fafard

Grade K-3

Artful Emotions:
Joe Fafard is a sculptor best known for creating objects, which pay homage to, and take inspiration from, his community, and farm life. He is equally well know for his intricate sculptures of individuals, be they artists, writers, theorists, politicians, strangers or friends. In this lesson students will explore how art communicates thoughts and feelings.

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Grade 4-6

The Roots of My Family:
Joe Fafard is a sculptor best known for creating objects, which pay homage to, and take inspiration from, his community, and farm life. He is equally well know for his intricate sculptures of individuals, be they artists, writers, theorists, politicians, strangers or friends. In this lesson students will develop an understanding of balance and symmetry and create an artwork, which investigates their family histories.

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Grade 7-8

The World Around Me:
Joe Fafard is a sculptor best known for creating objects, which pay homage to, and take inspiration from, his community, and farm life. He is equally well know for his intricate sculptures of individuals, be they artists, writers, theorists, politicians, strangers or friends. In this lesson students will define and describe with reference to art works the principles of design (emphasis, balance, rhythm, unity, variety, proportion) and produce an artwork of personal significance.

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Grade 9-12

Class Commission:
Joe Fafard is a sculptor best known for creating objects, which pay homage to, and take inspiration from, his community, and farm life. He is equally well know for his intricate sculptures of individuals, be they artists, writers, theorists, politicians, strangers or friends. In this lesson students will study sculpture independently, then work together as a team to create an artwork.

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