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  • Plastic-Free World

    Taken from the Orfe's Environmental Guidelines.

    More than 3 million tons of plastic are thrown out by Canadians. Only 9% is recycled, but the rest ends up in landfills, waste incineration facilities or in nature. Plastic waste is a big burden for our economy and threatens to harm our environment including wildlife, lakes, rivers, and oceans. (3)

    Now is the time to act! We need to change the way we design, use, and dispose of plastic waste. Together we can keep plastic in the economy and out of the environment. (4)

    The Canadian government is committed to reducing plastic waste in the environment. It invites teachers to include the following suggestions in their lessons. Help the young leaders of tomorrow by incorporating education about plastic in their curriculum. (5)

     ● Climate Kids – Plastics Game:
    ● Ocean Plastic Education:
     ● Clean Seas Back to School Campaign:
    ● Clean Nova Scotia Foundation – Teacher Resource:
    ● Recycling Council of Ontario – School Resources:
    ● Join the Plastic Bag Grab challenge:
  • Resources and Required Materials

    Workspace Requirements

    • Children should have access to a space where they can work and have the necessary materials on hand to receive and follow instructions. We suggest that parents cover the table where the child will be working, preferably with an old cloth, disused curtains, or a tablecloth that they already have in the house for this purpose. We do not recommend purchasing a new tablecloth for this program.
    • Ensure that all the materials necessary for this class are present in the workspace. Eg. paint, scissors, tape, etc.
    • Good lighting


    •      A cover for the table (reusable one)
    •      Old cloth to clean and dry the paint brushes
    •      4 re-usable containers to pour and mix the paints or glue
    •      Acrylic paints (White, Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, Red, Brown, etc..)
    •      Paint brushes (large, medium, and small ones)
    •      Paper (this could be newspaper as well)

    •      Scissors
    •      Glue (Regular white liquid glue)
    •      A pencil
    •      5 paper or plastic plates OR 4 pieces of cardboard (approximately 20 x 20 cm) (to paint on)
    •      2 small sponges (3 x 3 cm approx.)
    •      5 bottle caps (e.g. soda caps, oil glass bottle caps, small yogurt container caps, etc.)
    •      3 or 4 dried sticks, sand, some pebbles or leaves collected from the park
    •      Plastic bottles

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      • Learning Goals

        • The importance of environmental art
        • The importance of reducing toxic waste
        • Painting techniques (such as shading and creating texture) that help you create  landscape paintings
        • Learn about the effect of plastic waste on the environment and how you can prevent this
        •  How to reuse objects from around the house / natural environment in painting
        •  How to transform objects around the home into decorative items
        •  Engage in creative discussions about the environment
        •  Collaborative, leadership and critical thinking skills 

        • Best Practices

          • Listen carefully to the instructor all the time and follow the instructions
          • Be kind with your action and words.
          • Use appropriate language
          • Do not write on your screen at any time to avoid interruptions
          • Rise your hand to ask questions
          • Use the chat option to write your comments in the best positive way
          • Manage well your time and reach completion of your art project
          • Be mindful of the materials and avoiding misuse and waste.