Teachers Lesson Plans

Urban Desire: Grade 9-12


This lesson plan introduces students to the theme of the city in art, using 19th- and 20th- century works by Canadian artists from various backgrounds. Students will consider and explore the deeper meanings of the urban spaces that surround them and redesign a neglected urban space into their reflection of a better world.


Students will demonstrate an understanding of how the aptitudes and experience required for art making are applicable to other fields.


Students will use, with confidence, experiences from their personal, social, cultural, and physical environments as a basis for visual expression.


Students will explain the organization of visual content in the creation of their artwork.

Cross Curriculum Links:

This lesson plan also explores the subject areas of History, Social Sciences and Humanities, Math, English


3-4 40-minute periods + outside class work