Art-in-Action Workshops offer students an opportunity to discuss artistic concepts and respond creatively to what they see with artmaking. In-Gallery Workshops last an hour and provide a minimum of 20 minutes of art activities using various gallery- friendly mediums, such as iPads and drawing materials. Combination In-Gallery/Outdoor Workshops are two-hour sessions that take advantage of both the McMichael’s unique art collection to discuss specific artists and the surrounding grounds. For a minimum of 50 minutes, students engage in artmaking activities using paints, pastels, and other drawing materials appropriate to each grade level.
IN-GALLERY WORKSHOPS: 1 HOUR
Fee: $6 per student
NEW! ART DETECTIVES: GRADES 1 – 3
In this art workshop, students will engage in hands-on art activities to better understand the role of the elements of design within the artwork composition. The final drawing activity will allow students to use this knowledge in the creation of a personalized postcard. Teachers can choose an artistic movement or a specific artist they would like their students to focus on.
Curriculum Connection: VA
STYLE DETECTIVES: GRADES 4 – 6, 7 – 8, 9 – 12
Choose the focus of your tour: Group of Seven, Inuit Animation, Norval Morrisseau and the Woodland School, or a contemporary artist currently on view. Students will investigate the unique approaches and techniques through discussion and a digital drawing activity inspired by a particular style. Please note that this program is suitable for groups of 30 students or less at one time.
Curriculum Connections: VA, MA, ST, NS
CROSSING THE LINE: SKETCHING WORKSHOP GRADES 7 – 8, 9 – 12
Students explore the practice of sketching and its purpose within the artistic process. This workshop includes a 40-minute sketching activity with an introduction to basic pencil drawing techniques and a final critique.
Curriculum Connection: VA
SOUNDSCAPE ART: CREATIVE WORKSHOP: GRADES 4 – 6, 7 – 8
During this innovative iPad workshop, students discover formal synergies between music and visual arts and, in a playful way, explore the effects of sound on our visual experience. Please note that this program is suitable for groups of 30 students or less at one time.
Curriculum Connections: VA, ST
ART AND POETRY SLAM: GRADES 7 – 8, 9 – 12
The idea of artistic inspiration and the connection between words and images are examined. Drawing on the works of poets and writers whose work is featured in the McMichael Collection, including J.E.H. MacDonald and Emily Carr, students will create their own haiku poem inspired by an artwork.
Curriculum Connections: VA, L, E