The McMichael offers many unique educational experiences to choose from! Select from a range of on-site programs, including Gallery and Outdoor Tours, as well as Art-in-Action Workshops. Invite a McMichael Educator into the classroom with Art2Go, or virtually through our McMichael Virtual Classroom, which offers virtual guided art viewing and studio programs.
All virtual programs are available Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4 pm.
On-site and Art2Go programs are available weekdays from 10 am to 4 pm, September through June, with the exception of Mondays from November 1 to April 30.
All programs begin at the top of the hour.
Virtual and on-site programs may also be booked on weekends, subject to availability.
When you book, please be prepared to provide the following information:
- The program(s) you are interested in booking
- The grade level(s) and total number of students who will participate
- Your anticipated arrival and departure times if booking an on-site program
- Your preferred dates
- Your preferred virtual platform if booking a virtual program
We encourage you to start the booking process using the Online Inquiry Form below. Once you have completed it, our staff will follow up within two business days.
Please book as early as possible to secure your spot and communicate any special programming requests at the time of booking.
THE McMICHAEL’s COVID-19 RELATED POLICIES
We’ve implemented a number of safety policies and procedures to help keep students, teachers, and our staff safe. We encourage you to read about what we’re doing to keep the Gallery a safe and clean space: Gallery Guidelines
In addition to our general policies, the Creative Learning Department has developed some additional guidelines specific to the school-group environment that reflect current school-board policies to help to keep students safe and comfortable. To read more about the Creative Learning Department’s policies related to COVID-19, please click here: Student Guidelines
Please remember that all visitors aged two and over are required to wear a mask for all indoor programming, and social distancing should be maintained at all times where possible.
INQUIRE BY PHONE
Monday to Friday
8 am to 4 pm
905.893.1121 ext. 2209 | 1.888.213.1121
Program details are subject to change.
Program Delivery Logistics
VIRTUAL CLASSROOM PROGRAMS
The minimum group size for a Virtual Classroom is 15 students.
The McMichael recommends the use of the Zoom video conferencing platform for our virtual programs. Each program runs on our professional level Zoom account, and educators will be provided with a private link to access their chosen content. If your school board prefers a different platform, please be sure to reference your preference during your booking. Our Creative Learning department would be pleased to adapt the program to your platform of choice.
Teachers will be responsible for the management of their students and are required to be present for the duration of the program.
The minimum booking requirement for on-site programs is two hours, and the minimum groups size is 10 students.
Upon arrival, visiting classes will be divided into groups of no more than 10 students. Due to restrictions on the number of participants in accordance with public-health guidelines, a limited number of chaperones are permitted during on-site programs. Each group will be allowed a specific number of chaperones, according to the following guidelines:
JK TO GRADE 3: One adult supervisor per five students. (1:5)
GRADES 4 TO 12: One adult supervisor per 10 students. (1:10)
The required number of adult supervisors will receive complimentary admission. Teachers and adult supervisors are required to stay with their groups for the duration of their booking, including during the optional lunch period.
During on-site visits, school groups are not permitted to visit the gallery spaces unless accompanied by a McMichael staff member. Staff are unable to supervise groups beyond the length of the booked program(s).
Outdoor programs will take place if weather permits. We kindly request that teachers and parents/guardians ensure that students are dressed appropriately for the conditions. In the event of inclement weather, the program will take place indoors.
ART2GO IN-SCHOOL PROGRAMS
The minimum group size for an Art2Go in-school program is 20 students.
Teachers are required to stay with the group for the duration of the program and assist the McMichael educator upon arrival at the school. When an Art2Go program is booked, a requirements form will be provided electronically.
A 30-minute lunch break can be requested when booking on-site programming. Please mention this request during the booking process, as space is limited, and availability is dependent on public-health guidelines.
Please note that the McMichael does not provide food service to school groups.
I ♥ McMICHAEL VIRTUAL MINI TOUR
While we are not currently offering the I ♥ McMichael Mini Tour on-site, we encourage teachers to share a virtual version of this tour prior to any booked programs. The video, which introduces students to the history of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, will be provided via a link by email upon booking.
Currently available in English only.
Pricing of all school programs, virtual and on-site, are based on a rate of $6 per hour of programming per student. Please refer to individual programs for specific costs.
Pricing of all Art2Go programs is $12 per student.
Programs at the McMichael are accessible to all learners. The McMichael’s Education Team will work with you to customize all programs, virtual and in-person, to address your students’ unique needs.
PROGRAMS IN FRENCH
All programs are also available in French. Please request at the time of booking.
PROGRAMMES EN FRANÇAIS
Tous les programmes sont offerts en français. Veuillez le préciser au moment des réservations.
A deposit of 50% of the total contracted fee is due at the time of booking. The balance is due upon program delivery. The McMichael accepts VISA, MasterCard, American Express, cash, debit, or cheques (payable to McMichael Canadian Art Collection). Groups booking programs with fewer than the minimum number of students will be charged for the minimum amount.
CANCELLATIONS AND PROGRAM MODIFICATIONS
Any cancellations or program modifications must be received in writing 30 days prior to the scheduled programming.
Cancellations made within 30 days of the scheduled programming will be charged 50% of the contracted rate. Rescheduling within 30 days of your scheduled programming will result in a 10% administration fee, calculated on the total cost of the booking.
Any change in the number of participating students must be received in writing 30 days prior to the scheduled programming. Changes made within 30 days of the scheduled programming can be altered by up to 10% of the original number booked. For example: if you have booked for 50 students, but only 25 students attend, you will be charged for 45 students (50 students, less 10%).