Art-in-Action Workshops

2 HOURS

Art-in-Action Workshops offer students an opportunity to discuss artistic concepts and respond creatively to what they see with artmaking.

Workshops are divided as follows:

   In-Gallery/Outdoor
   Outdoor

2-HOUR WORKSHOPS

Fee: $12 per student


EN PLEIN AIR ADVENTURE* 
GRADES 1 – 3, 4 – 8, 9 – 12

Students will experience and discuss what it means to create an artwork en plein air beginning with close observation of landscape paintings from the McMichael’s collection by members of the Group of Seven and their contemporaries. Students will then take advantage of the surrounding outdoor environment to gain a greater sense of the challenges artists encounter while working outdoors. A 40-minute workshop will follow a discussion about vantage point, landscape composition and the relationship between light and colour.

Curriculum Connection: VA
*Not available from December 1 to April 30

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SKETCHING WITH TOM THOMSON* 
GRADES 4 – 8, 9 – 12

Students discover original paintings by Tom Thomson, followed by a visit to see the Tom Thomson Shack located on the gallery’s grounds. This workshop is the perfect mix of discovery, artmaking and storytelling. Students will hear stories about the Tom Thomson Shack and the artist’s legacy before participating in a 50-minute Thomson-inspired outdoor art making workshop.

Curriculum Connection: VA
*Not available from December 1 to April 30


LEARNING FROM THE LAND* 
GRADES 6 – 8

Developed in collaboration with Philip Cote, Young Elder and Anishinabek Traditional Teacher, this outdoor program explores the human footprint on the environment through the lenses of both traditional Indigenous knowledge and scientific inquiry. The program is centered around Indigenous plants and their medicinal and nutritional properties, as well as discussions around the importance of environmental responsibility. The program culminates in a field sketching art activity.

Curriculum Connection: VA, SS, ST, EE, FNMI
*Not available from December 1 to April 30


“I really enjoyed the description of value and how to notice what we see.”

J. Haunder, Grade 8 Teacher, Edenwood Middle School. Participated in Art and Poetry Slam and Crossing the Line Sketching Workshop.

Programs

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GALLERY TOURS

OUTDOOR TOURS

ART-IN-ACTION WORKSHOPS

ARTVENTURE
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