Elyse Dodge Artwork

Become an Artist Co-Taught Lesson

The Cobblestone Collective


Are you ready to tap into your creative potential with Microsoft PowerPoint and your students?

Join in this co-taught lesson with your class and emerge yourself into a virtual painting experience!

Inspired by the geometric brilliance of Canadian Elyse Dodge, students will learn how to create, combine, and colour shapes to design a vibrant and unique digital masterpiece.


This hands-on, live lesson will guide you and your students through a series of steps, while learning valuable universal graphic design techniques and skills.

What do you need for the lesson?

  • Access to the web-version of PowerPoint (available through your O365 account)
  • A device for each student (PC, Macs or Chromebooks work best)
  • Access to the internet

When is the lesson?

Friday, January 15th, 2021 at either:

  • 10am Eastern Time
  • 10am Mountain Time

What curriculum expectations will connect to this lesson?


  • Choose artistic elements, processes, materials, movements, technologies, tools, techniques and environments using combinations and selections for specific purposes in art marking. (~Grade 4)
  • Create artistic works collaboratively and as an individual using ideas inspired by imagination, inquiry, experimentation, and purposeful play. (~Grade 6)
  • Intentionally select and apply materials, movements, technologies, environments, tools, and techniques by combining and arranging artistic elements, processes, and principles in art marking. (~Grade 8)


  • Investigating that polygons are closed shapes with similar attributes. (~Grade 4)
  • Classifying triangles as scalene, isosceles, or equilateral based on shape properties. (~Grade 6).
  • Translations, rotations, and/or reflections on a single 2D shape, combination of successive transformations of 2D shapes (~Grade 7)
  • Exploring strategies to determine the surface area of different solids using objects, nets, or digital design. (~Grade 8)


  • Identify and use appropriate tools, technologies, materials, and processes for production (~Grades 6-10).

Can’t make it live?

Register and receive a recording of the lesson to your inbox to use when it works best with your class.

This workshop is in partnership with Microsoft Canada (thanks for making them free to all educators!).