On-Site Gallery Tours

KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM

2 HOURS

Fee: $12 per student


COLOUR QUEST
KINDERGARTEN 

Specifically designed for young learners and focusing on the elements of design, this program offers play-based gallery activities, including role-playing and storytelling, to introduce students to iconic Canadian artworks. The Gallery visit is followed by a workshop, in which students experiment with artmaking techniques. A short break will be provided.

Curriculum Connection: KP


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GALLERY TOURS

1 HOUR

Fee: $6 per student

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


ABC — ART BASIC CONCEPTS
GRADES JK – 3 

Students will explore 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, such as colour, shape, and line. Discussion will take place around an artist’s personal style, choice of subject matter, and individual interpretive response to the work.

Curriculum Connections: VA, L, KP


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

Through storytelling and a guided viewing of artwork, students will discover the multicultural mosaic of Canadian art and explore the importance of traditions, along with one’s geographical environment, in the shaping of identity. Hands-on activities are used to further engage students in younger grades.

Curriculum Connections: VA, SS


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 and the various ways that artists use visual language to communicate emotions and ideas.

Curriculum Connections: VA, L


ART SUBJECT MATTERS
GRADES 7 – 8, 9 – 12
A great overview of the McMichael Collection 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. The program includes an art-focused discourse, based on personal response, interpretation, and ideas about the impact that artworks can have on individuals and communities at large.

Curriculum Connections: VA, SS, CWS, E


STORIES FROM CANADA 
GRADES 7 – 8, 9 – 12

Using the McMichael’s rich and diverse art holdings, students will explore art as an expression of personal experience and examine various cultural narratives of the past and present. Artworks exploring the legacy of colonialism in Canada, such as the residential-school system, slavery, and industrialization will be among the topics discussed. Stories of resiliency, honouring pride, identity, and connection, will encourage students to examine their own experiences, personal gifts, and community, contributing to a new-found sense of belonging and reconciliation.

Curriculum Connections: VA, SS, CWS, FNMI


 

Programs

Art2Go

VIRTUAL CLASSROOM

ON-SITE GALLERY TOURS

OUTDOOR TOURS

ART-IN-ACTION WORKSHOPS

McMICHAEL FOR TEACHERS

V.O.I.C.E.S. PROGRAM

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