Artists for Kids
Professional Development

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Bringing Clay into your Classroom: Oct. 26th & Nov. 16th, 2023

In this two-part hands-on clay workshop, ceramics artist Amelia Butcher will walk you through a lesson designed specifically for elementary grades. The artist will share practical tips and techniques for managing materials and teaching clay techniques to elementary students. Teachers are able to sign out the AFK Clay Kit to use in their schools for a two-week period. In this kit, teachers will have all the tools needed to complete the clay lesson taught in this two-part workshop series.

Workshop 1: October 26th, 2023 from 3:30 - 5:00 pm

Workshop 2: November 16th, 2023 from 3:30 - 5:00 pm (updated)

Location: Artists for Kids, Shadbolt Studio (2121 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver)

Cost: $40

Workshops will cover the following topics: managing materials in the classroom, hand building techniques, sculpting with clay, glazing objects, press molds, planning and design process, drying and firing clay artworks.

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Pro-D Opportunity: Introduction to AFK Printmaking for Elementary Teachers, with Art Specialist Teacher Paul Best

In this workshop, Art Specialist Teacher Paul Best will walk teachers through printmaking lessons designed specifically for elementary grades. He will share practical tips for managing materials and will teach printmaking techniques including trace monotype, linocut, and collagraphy. This fall AFK is launching new printmaking kits that teachers can sign out. In these kits, you will have all the tools you need to complete dynamic printmaking lessons in your classroom!

Workshop: October 20, 2023

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: Artists for Kids (2121 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver)

This workshop is currently full. Please email cpinard@sd44.ca to be added to the waiting list.

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Pro-D Workshop with Parvin Peivandi for Secondary & Intermediate Art Teachers

October 20, 2023  9:00 am - 3:00 pm 


Secondary and intermediate teachers, join us on Friday, Oct. 20 for a workshop with artist and educator Parvin Peivandi. Artists for Kids is thrilled to feature Parvin's sculptural installation, Hejran (Separation), in the current exhibition, The Art of Conversation, at the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art.

Parvin will give an artist talk, discussing her processes, techniques, and artistic influences. She will also provide a hands-on workshop, leading a mixed media sculpture lesson inspired by her art practice and designed for secondary and intermediate classrooms.

Workshop: October 20th, 2023
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Cost: $30

Location: Artists for Kids (2121 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver)

Coffee and Refreshments Provided

Parvin Peivandi is an Iranian/Canadian artist that makes art cross disciplines that includes sculpture, ceramics, painting, drawing, performance, installations and community art projects. Born and raised in Iran, Peivandi makes art influenced by Iranian literature and architectural elements: ceramic tiles, mosaic mirrors and rugs. She holds a MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2019) and her BFA from Emily Carr University of Art and Design (2014). 

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Parvin Peivandi, Hejran (Separation), 2014, installation of ceramics and steel rods on white plinth, 8’ x 8’



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