Birds know no boundaries. They are free to move wherever the wind takes them. Some, however, have a specific migratory route, such as the Canada Goose, which moves by memorizing the route of a landscape from North to South. Because of this great freedom, birds are an ideal symbol to represent peace. From Picasso, Dove of Peace, to Magritte, de Braque and Banksy birds, many artists have worked with bird imagery to evoke peace. The symbolism harkens back to the dove in the Bible story of l’arche de Noé which was sent out to see if the water from the flood had receded. When the dove returned to Noah with an olive leaf in its beak, he knew that the water had abated and that the flood had ended.
While not necessarily exploring peace in his work, Jean Paul did include different birds of Québec in his pieces, especially near the end of his life. He painted many different species, including snow geese and owls.
As his daughter, Yseult Riopelle, said: “Everyone said he was abstract, but he always denied it. From the beginning, animals and nature are present everywhere. The titles of his pieces prove it.”
The idea is to create a poster that promotes peace by using a bird as a symbol and adding a slogan An impactful phrase, either written or spoken, that expresses an idea in a memorable way. The concept is often used in advertising to influence consumers. stencils The process cutting a piece of cardboard or paper to create a shape, then using it to reproduce that shape multiple times on another surface.
An impactful phrase, either written or spoken, that expresses an idea in a memorable way. The concept is often used in advertising to influence consumers.
The process cutting a piece of cardboard or paper to create a shape, then using it to reproduce that shape multiple times on another surface.
The set of contours composing an object. Shapes can be rounded or angular. A rounded shape is made by a series of curves. The contours of an angular shape are made by a series of lines and angles.
The spatial organization of a group of elements such that none of the items touch one another.
A spatial organization of a group of elements such that only their edges touch. None of the elements hide any others.
The spatial organization of a group of elements such that each element completely or partially overlaps with the others.
Each person has their own journey and understanding of peace. In this project, students will have the opportunity to symbolize their journey and peace using a bird of their choice. Researching different birds and their characteristics will help students choose the bird that best reflects their creative intent.
This activity invites participants to learn about stencils.
Optional activities to complete during or after the project
Play with storytelling
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Write a story
Have fun with philosophy
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Use a philosophical question as a starting point for a thought experiment