Art2Go In-School Programs
2.5 HOUR SESSIONS
Art2Go BRINGS THE McMICHAEL ANYWHERE!
Fee: $18 per student
GRADES JK – 12
Discover the art of Canada while saving on busing costs! Book an Art2Go program and McMichael instructors will bring their expertise right to your classroom! Please note that each studio program is preceded by a digital presentation introducing the McMichael.
Minimum 20 students per group.
LANDSCAPE PAINTING STUDIO
GRADES JK – 12
Starting with a close look at nature and discussion of various cultural concepts of landscape, this studio takes a modernist approach emphasizing an emotional reaction to the land. Students will start from an initial compositional study and move to a final painting, exploring colour gradation and space in the process and learning about painting perspective, identifying a focal point, and working with a palette inspired by nature.
Curriculum Connections: KP, VA
STORYTELLERS & IMAGE-MAKERS ARTMAKING STUDIO
GRADES 1 – 8
This studio focuses on the rich tradition of Indigenous storytelling, in particular the connection between the natural and spiritual worlds. Students will be encouraged to look at and creatively respond to visual patterns found in nature while reflecting on their personal relationship to the world around them. This program was developed in collaboration with Don Chrétien, an Ojibwe artist, designer, and educator who is strongly inspired by the work of Indigenous artist Norval Morrisseau.
Curriculum Connections: VA, SS, EE
HAIDA MANGA STUDIO
GRADES 1 – 12
Developed in collaboration with Haida artist and author Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, this studio explores the aesthetic and narrative function of the formline as seen in artworks of the Northwest Coast in combination with popular manga cartooning techniques. Students will be encouraged to contemplate and creatively respond to an important moment in their own lives inspired by Michael Nicoll’s artwork and creative process.
Curriculum Connections: VA, SS, FNMI, CWS
MAPPING LANDSCAPES WATERCOLOUR STUDIO
GRADES 7 – 12
Developed in collaboration with John Hartman—an Ontario-based artist known for his layered landscape paintings—this virtual watercolour studio invites students to investigate the notion of a cultural landscape and to create their own personal responses to the land while investigating its geography and history.
Curriculum Connections: VA, CWS
#LandIsSacred, #WaterIsLife PRINTMAKING STUDIO
GRADES 9 – 12
This thought-provoking studio was developed in collaboration with Métis artist Christi Belcourt. The importance of land and water is a recurring theme throughout Belcourt’s work, and will be emphasized in this studio through discussion and creative response. Students are invited to contemplate the notion of environmental stewardship, culminating in a creative project that uses innovative printmaking techniques and natural inks. The workshop comes full circle, with students producing a final piece of art that they can choose to offer back to Mother Earth.
Curriculum Connections: VA, SS, FNMI, CWS, S, EE
NEW! ENVISIONING ENVIRONMENTAL FUTURES MIXED MEDIA STUDIO
GRADES 9 – 12
Each day, global warming pushes our world closer to climate disaster. Creativity and innovation have become necessary not only to finding a solution to a dystopian future, but also to changing peoples’ behaviors and attitudes when it comes to human-inflicted environmental damage. This mixed media Signature Studio, developed in collaboration with contemporary artist Rajni Perera, celebrates cultural hybridity and inclusivity and encourages students to collaborate with their peers, use their creativity to find solutions to the environmental crisis and envision a brighter future.
Curriculum Connections: VA, MA, S, EE
For more information on Art2Go programs, please inquire at mcmichael.com/bookings
“The students were very engaged and produced a beautiful piece of artwork! We look forward to participating in another workshop in the future.”
Grade 6 Teacher, St. Angela Merici Catholic Elementary School. Participated in Landscape Painting Studio (Art2Go)