Art2Go BRINGS THE McMICHAEL ANYWHERE!
Fee: $12 per student
GRADES JK – 12
Engage your students and save on busing costs. Book an Art2Go program and McMichael instructors will bring their expertise, and a selection of the gallery’s Signature Studios directly to your classroom! Please note that each studio is preceded by a digital presentation introducing the McMichael.
Minimum 15 students per group.
LANDSCAPE PAINTING STUDIO
GRADES JK – 12
Inspired by the Group of Seven’s legacy, this painting studio takes students from an initial compositional study to a final painting, all while discovering the modernist take on the landscape genre. Exploration of colour gradation and space is an important part of this process-oriented studio as students learn the tricks and tips for painting perspective, focal points, and working with a traditional Canadian palette.
Curriculum Connection: KP, VA
STORYTELLERS & IMAGE-MAKERS PAINTING STUDIO
GRADES 1 – 8
Rooted in the visual language of the Anishinaabe School of Painting, this studio focuses on the rich tradition of Indigenous storytelling, highlighting the connection between the natural and spiritual world. Developed in collaboration with Don Chrétien, an Ojibwe artist, designer and educator, this painting studio demonstrates how strongly Norval Morrisseau’s legacy continues to resonate within the contemporary art world.
Curriculum Connection: VA, SS, EE
HAIDA MANGA STUDIO
GRADES 1 – 12
Developed in collaboration with artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, author of the award-winning books RED: A Haida Manga and Flight of the Hummingbird: A Parable of the Environment, this studio covers the narrative and aesthetic function of the traditional Northwest Coast form line in combination with popular manga cartooning techniques.
Curriculum Connection: VA, SS, FNMI, CWS
#LandIsSacred, #WaterIsLife PRINTMAKING STUDIO
GRADES 7 – 12
This thought-provoking studio was developed in collaboration with Michif artist Christi Belcourt. The importance of land and water is a reoccurring 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 environmentalism, culminating in a creative project using innovative printmaking techniques and handmade natural inks sourced from the Toronto Ink Company. The workshop comes full circle with students producing a final piece of art which they can choose to offer back to Mother Earth.
Curriculum Connection: VA, SS, FNMI, CWS, S, EE
*Limited engagement from November 2020
MAPPING LANDSCAPES WATERCOLOUR PAINTING STUDIO
GRADES 9 – 12
Developed in close collaboration with John Hartman—an Ontario-based artist celebrated for his unique layered landscape paintings—this watercolour studio invites students to investigate the notion of a cultural landscape and to create their own personal response to the land while investigating its geography and history.
Curriculum Connection: VA, CWS
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)