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Arthur Lismer (Canadian, b. England, 1885 - 1969), Little Cove, Georgian Bay, 1929, oil on canvas. Gift of Isabel McLaughlin, 1987.

Making Connections with RMG Artworks

The RMG recognizes the challenges teachers, students and families face during these unprecedented times. We want to help and support online learners! With discussion, encouragement and collaboration let’s explore artworks that takes us on a journey, making connections to our own daily life and the world around us.

Through an immersive and interactive storytelling experience, a Gallery Educator will lead a 30 minute session every Friday morning starting at 9:30AM. These sessions will rotate weekly to include Grades 1-3, Grades 4-6, and Grades 7-8 students.

Let’s not forget the feeling of exploration, imagination and discovery when viewing art!

 

There is no need to register, simply join each session using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83324213390


Friday, March 5 | 9:30AM – 10:00AM

Grades 4-6

Reflecting on Reflections

Water is an integral part of life and is often the subject of many artists’ works. In this session, let’s investigate the cleverness found in an artist’s reflection. What do they reveal? What stories can we uncover?


March 19 | 9:30AM – 10:00AM

Grades 7-8

Playing with Imagination

Artists have the ability to recreate the real, alter reality and challenge perceptions. Let’s take an imaginative journey into constructed landscapes and fantastical worlds to discover their stories.  What can we learn from these artists and their artworks?


March 26 | 9:30AM – 10:00AM

Grades 1-3

What’s the Story?

Creating a narrative from artworks requires attention to detail and imagination. Using art concepts and observational skills, let’s investigate some perplexing artworks from the RMG’s permanent collection. Will we uncover the artists’ stories or develop your own narration?


April 9 | 9:30AM – 10:00AM

Grades 4-6

Space, Time and Art

Artists often capture moments in time, it can serve as a historical record of one’s personal life and insight. How do artists make time stand still but still give the sense of movement in their artwork? Let’s look at the world and beyond through an artists’ perspective.


April 23 | 9:30AM – 10:00AM

Grades 7-8

Analyzing Abstractions

Why is abstract art important? Why do some people not understand or appreciate it? Where did it come from? How does it relate to our own lives? Using the Painters Eleven’s artworks for reference, let’s take a deep dive into the story of abstract expressionism.


April 30 | 9:30AM – 10:00AM

Grades 1-3

Abstracts and Our Emotions

Let’s investigate our own emotions while looking at members of the Painters Eleven and their abstract artworks. Colours, lines, shapes and textures combined can have an impact on our emotions and help us understand other people’s feelings. Let’s see what we can learn together!


May 7 | 9:30AM – 10:00AM

Grades 4-6

Art and Music

Can we really see sound? What would it look like? Let’s look at members of the Painters Eleven and their artworks to see how music has influenced their artmaking process. Let’s explore and experiment together by making art using music but also music using art. Grab a piece of paper and a pencil for this one!


May 14 | 9:30AM – 10:00AM

Grades 7-8

Indigenous Artists and their Artworks

Using a selection of permanent collection images, let’s take some time and investigate Indigenous and Inuit artists and their stories through art. From historical records to contemporary contemplations, we will try to unpack out thoughts about art and the artists who created them.


May 14 | 9:30AM – 10:00AM

Grades 7-8

Indigenous Artists and their Artworks

Using a selection of permanent collection images, let’s take some time and investigate Indigenous and Inuit artists and their stories through art. From historical records to contemporary contemplations, we will try to unpack out thoughts about art and the artists who created them.


May 21 | 9:30AM – 10:00AM

Grades 1-3

Art and the 5 Senses

Let’s use our whole body to explore some artworks from the permanent collection. This will be a fun storytelling experience that will bring the artwork to life through movement, sights and sounds. Bring your imagination and let’s discover how art relates to your own thoughts, feelings and approach to the world around you.


May 28 | 9:30AM – 10:00AM

Grades 4-6

Indigenous Artists and their Artworks

Using a selection of permanent collection images, let’s take some time and investigate some inspiring and thought provoking artworks. We will try to unpack out thoughts about prints, photographs and paintings and the Indigenous artists who created them.


 

This program is generously supported by the Durham Community Foundation and the Emergency Community Support Fund.