“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” Vincent Van Gogh
This course is about introducing great artists to children and exploring their lives and arts. We watch (parts of) documentary videos of their lives, study their works and have a discussion. Through the process of exploring, examining, and expressing freely, we then create different paintings, drawings, crafts or collage related to the chosen artist and make them our own. Some of these artists are: Van Gogh, Klimt, Anne Whitney, Matisse, and Dali.
Instructor: Dr. Mahboubeh Asgari
Mahboubeh has worked with children for over 15 years. She is a post-doctoral researcher in Philosophical Inquiry with Children in the Faculty of Education at UBC and the Founder/Director of The School of Inquiry in Vancouver, BC. Mahboubeh is passionate about art and creating/exploring/discussing art with children.