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Art projects with Marie-Hélène Comeau - Land Art or Earth Art

Introduction to this art movement in which landscape and the work of art are linked. Art form that is created in nature using natural material such as soil and rock (bed rock, boulders, stones), organic media (logs, branches, leaves), and water with introduced materials. Sculptures are not placed in the landscape, rather, the landscape is the means of their creation.

Grade Suitability:

K-12

Maximum Class Size:

Class size

Time Required:

Two hours preparation if I need to prepare some material. Max of 5 hours outdoor for the project.

Material Required:

I will use as much as possible of what is available on site.

Material Cost:

Materials from schools.

Language of Instruction:

French, English

Communities:

Whitehorse

Marie-Hélène Comeau

Marie-Hélène Comeau is a Yukon visual artist currently enrolled in a Ph.D program at the Université du Québec à Montréal. Her doctoral study utilizes art workshops to express and think about northern French identity. Since 2013, she has been the Yukon Program Director and Facilitator of the International Art Project, Caravane des Dix Mots. Every year, 10 French words are officially chosen and given to artists from all around the world so they can engage their French community in art projects. In the Yukon, the focus for 2015 was Land Art through painting, origami, video and mobile art exhibition.

Marie-Hélène has been involved with Artist in the School program for many years.

Contact: 867-334-4461

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