SERG Alberta


Illustrating a History: The Black Gold Tapestry + Studio

How can art be used to document milestones in world history? What landmarks would you choose to share if given the opportunity to create an epic visual narrative? Artist/storyteller Sandra Sawatzky had to plan carefully before spending 11,000 hours to create The Black Gold Tapestry, an embroidery depicting the story of human dependency on oil from pre-historic times to present day. With Sawatzky’s massive 220-foot embroidery as inspiration, students will examine and discuss unique form of linear storytelling. To conclude the program, classes will spend time in our studio space where they will be challenged to use a storyboard technique to illustrate experiences from their own personal history. (Art, Language Arts, Social Studies)

Grades 2 – 12
Approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes
At Glenbow $200
(Available Dates: October 16, 2017 – May 18, 2018)