Playing with fast and slow mediums
(grades 4–6)

In Squirrels Working Out: Burpee, Chantal Rousseau explores the magic of animation, turning watercolour paintings into a GIF. The short video and accompanying lesson plan are filled with imaginative activities that draw from the ideas of family and design.

Developed and recorded by Emily Li, Agnes Student Docent. This video is accompanied by a lesson plan geared towards elementary school students grades 4–6.

AGNES Learns is a digital resource for children and families. Artworks from the Agnes collection inspire fun ways to explore, understand and get creative.


Featured Artwork

Chantal Rousseau
Squirrels Working Out: Burpee [animation cells] (detail)
2017–2020, watercolour on paper
Gift of the Artist, 2020

AGNES thanks the Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation.

Image Credits

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