Parent Volunteers in Action 2005-07 Agenda

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12:30 – 12:35
12:35 – 1:15
Visual Arts Workshop
1:15 – 1:45
Music Workshop
1:45 – 2:15
Drama Workshop
2:15 - 2:30
Video Clips
Survey/Feedback Forms

Thanks for your dedication to The Arts!!!

Lina Caminiti – Grade 3 St. Daniel

E.O.C.C.C. Conference
Feedback Sheet for Professional Development

This is to be completed anonymously. I will use the feedback to help me prepare future workshops in the area of Creative Arts.

Presenter: Lina Caminiti

Something I liked about the presentation:



Something I would like to see or do more of next time:



General Comments/Questions:



Thanks once again for your feedback. It is an important part of the learning process.

Visual Arts

One of the most asked questions is "Yes, but how do we teach that?" Don't throw away all the crafts that you do. Children need to do crafts so we must find a way to teach the elements of art in those crafts. No matter what, parents will still want fridge art, special event cards and crafts!!!

Grade 1-8

Expectation Explanation
Color primary: red, yellow, blue
secondary: orange, green, purple
warm: red, yellow, orange
cool: blue, green, purple
tint: any hue (color) blended with white
shade: any hue (color) blended with black
value: the lightness or darkness of a hue
monochromatic hues: different values of a single color
Variety of line direction: vertical, horizontal, diagonal
types: long, short, thick, thin, straight, zigzagged, curved, looped, dotted, broken
Shape/Form symmetrical: equal in size or shape
asymmetrical: unequal in size or shape
form: the outline or external contour of an object
geometric shapes: forms or shapes characterized by points, lines, angles, planes, and measure
organic shapes: forms or shapes that occur in nature (clouds)
Texture the look and feel of a surface: rough, smooth, soft, hard, even, uneven
Elements of design color, line, texture, shape, form and space
Foreground, Middle ground, and Background Foreground: area that appears closest to the viewer,
Middle ground: area between the foreground and background,
Background: area furthest from the viewer
Art tools paint brush, crayon, pastel, modeling clay, stencil, sponge
2-Dimensional an object that has length and width (flat)
3-Dimensional an object that has length, width, and depth


Community Resources:

Drama - Primary

Freeze and Break
  • general introduction
  • children run/skip/hop/trot/gallop etc. and react to the freeze and break signal (clap hands/tambourine/drum)
Freeze and Break in Positions same as above but they freeze in positions such as dog, baseball batter, soccer player, elephant, airplane, big truck, cat, mouse, hockey goalie, hockey player etc.
  • Introduce emotion into the movement
Movement in the Environment have them move like a tree in a windstorm, like a flower, water, bird flying, snowflake, snowball, water fountain, clock ticking, cat stretching, horse grazing. Emotion can be added to these suggestions.
Music and Movement listen to and move to music (usually classical music). Discuss movement according the music i.e. slow walk, quick walk, angry walk etc.
Sports Figure have each child pose as a sports figure and the remainder of the children can guess the sport. Remind them that they have to hold the pose for a count of 5 seconds.
Facial Expressions talk to the children about making faces and emotions. Discuss each emotion and when they would occur. Play a "Guess My Emotion" game. You can also play "Emotion Freeze Frame" where students close their eyes with their heads down. You describe a situation and on your signal, they hold up their head with an emotion and freeze in that position for 5 seconds.
Mime, Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tales review/read some nursery rhymes/fairy tales to the class. In groups of about 5, have students act out a rhyme in mime (no sound or words) and the groups try to guess the rhyme or fairy tale.

Drama – Junior

Warm-up games

Line up according to: Oldest to youngest, Biggest shoe size to smallest, smallest house number to largest, alphabetical order

Sculptor and the Statue: One person is the sculptor and the other the clay. The sculptor moves the clay by touching the body part and positioning it in place. When the sculpture is complete, other groups can guess what the sculptor made. This is done without talking.

The Magic Banana: Take an object and mime a use for it. Example, take a roll of paper and pretend it is your toothbrush, comb, spoon, golf club, etc.

Tips for Drama:

Art Workshop Activities:


Music Workshop Activities:

Tiny Little Star
(Partner song to Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)

Tiny little star, tiny little star,
Wish you could tell me who you are.
Shining your light so high above me,
Nothing on earth is quite so lovely.
Tiny little star, tiny little star,
Wish you could tell me who you are.

Rhythmic Ostinato: a small piece of rhythm repeated over and over until the end of the song.


Musical Instruments: introduce poster of the instrument families and the key features of each. You can play "Name the Instrument" by hiding the instruments behind a box and students guess the instrument name. We usually do this with percussion instruments because that is all that we have in our schools. If you have access to other instruments that would be GREAT!!!

Round: one group starts a song and after a certain count the next group chimes in.

Drama Workshop Activities:

**Review tips for Drama in handout

Show video clips of some drama presentations done in the classroom/gym.

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