In-Gallery Tours

Grades 1-12: 1 HOUR SESSIONS

“The workshop was well-planned and well delivered. The presenter was well versed in the topic and very good with the students. The program was enjoyed by all, thank you!” 

Ms. Paniccia, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Elementary School, Grade 3. Participated in Art2Go: Landscape Painting Studio

BOOKING INFORMATION
Curriculum Connections Symbol
Elementary School:
Visual Arts VA
Social Studies SS
Science and Technology ST
Language L
High School:
The Arts: Visual Arts, Media Arts VA, MA
Canadian and World Studies CWS
Native Studies NS
English E
Science S

Designed to reflect curriculum expectations, these programs encourage the development of students’ abilities to comprehend, negotiate, and derive meaning from visual information contained in artworks.

ABC — ART BASIC CONCEPTS: GRADES 1 – 3

Students experience a variety of artworks in the gallery and develop a greater appreciation for the composition of visual forms by focusing on the elements of design. Discussion takes place around an artist’s personal style, choice of subject matter, and individual interpretive response to the work.

Curriculum Connections: VA, L

CHECKING YOUR PRINCIPLES: GRADES 4 – 6, 7 – 8

Through close observation, interactive activities, and focused discussions, students develop their understanding of the principles of design in practice, as well as the various ways in which artists use visual language to communicate emotions and ideas.

Curriculum Connections: VA, L

drawing of house interior with three people in winter clothes carrying items in through the doorART DEBATE: GRADES 9 – 12

Students engage in a formal analysis of artworks followed by an examination of their cultural and social contexts, and participate in a moderated debate. The argument is built on personal response, interpretation, and thoughts on the impact that artworks can have on individuals and communities at large.

Curriculum Connections: VA, E

LOOKING AT ART: GRADES 1 – 3, 4 – 6

Students probe the creative process through a sampling of works on view in a variety of mediums, including painting, drawing, printmaking, and sculpture. Storytelling and the handling of objects are used to emphasize the connection between visual forms and artists’ immediate cultural and physical environments.

Curriculum Connections: VA, L

ART SUBJECT MATTERS: GRADES 7 – 8, 9 – 12

A great overview of the McMichael’s collections and various genres of art. Landscapes, portraits, and abstract art are examined, encouraging students to consider the position and tradition of these genres within specific cultural and historical contexts.

Curriculum Connections: VA, SS, CWS

oil painting of birch trees in forest with foliage in autumn colours

STORIES OF OUR LAND: GRADES 1 – 3, 4 – 6

Through storytelling and a guided viewing of artworks, students discover the multicultural mosaic of The Art of Canada* and explore the importance of traditions and one’s geographical environment in the shaping of identity. Hands-on activities are used to further engage younger grades.

Curriculum Connections: VA, SS

STORIES FROM CANADA: GRADES 7 – 8, 9 – 12

Through examples of artistic and cultural diversity at the gallery, students explore art as an expression of personal experience as well as the country’s collective history. During the tour, various historical issues are explored through animated discussions and debates, including industrialization, the impact of the Great War on Canada’s sense of nationhood, as well as the Assimilation Policy and cultural appropriation of Indigenous communities.

Curriculum Connections: VA, SS, CWS, NS

Fee: $6 per student