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School Programs: Grade 6 to Grade 8

Grade 6-8

Gallery and Studio Activities

Full Day (9:30am to 2:30pm)                  Half Day (90 min-120min)
$15 /student                                              $8/student
30 students maximum                             10-60 students

 

Alex Cameron (Canadian, b.1947); Flooding Above the Dam; 1990; oil on canvas; Purchase, 1991

Alex Cameron (Canadian, b.1947); Flooding Above the Dam; 1990; oil on canvas; Purchase, 1991

Making Observations and Connections – Full Day Program – available September 6 thru June 27

Gallery:   In this immersive full-day program, participants will be comparing historical and contemporary art, examining our current exhibitions, and finding relevance in art as they relate to social issues and concerns. We will also be discussing artists’ motivation and insight into the art making practice.

Sculpture Studio: Creating both 2D and 3D artworks inspired by exhibitions

 

 

Sally Thurlow, Corset-Kayak

Sally Thurlow, Corset-Kayak

Durham Reach – Half Day Program – available January 18 thru April 14

Gallery:   In celebration of the RMG’s 50th anniversary, our Durham Reach exhibition will highlight regional artists. Students will look at, explore and discuss four themes: history and memory, place and geography, reaction and the body, optics and materiality as seen in the artworks and through an interactive in-gallery activity.

Sculpture Studio: Explore and build soft, sculptural artwork focusing on compositional elements such as balance, shape, texture and terms like open and closed-form.

 

Jock Macdonald (Canadian, b. Thurso, Scotland, 1897 - 1960); Rust of Antiquity; 1958; oil and Lucite 44 on masonite; Gift of Alexandra Luke, 1967

Jock Macdonald (Canadian, b. Thurso, Scotland, 1897 – 1960); Rust of Antiquity; 1958; oil and Lucite 44 on masonite; Gift of Alexandra Luke, 1967

Abstraction in Canada – Half Day Program – available April 26 thru June 27

Gallery:  As part of the RMG’s 50th anniversary, Contemporary Abstraction and Abstraction: Rebel Cause exhibitions celebrate the history of abstract art in Canada from the 1920s onward. This gallery visit will enable students to look at and explore their approach to the art making process, and a means to express ideas, beliefs and interests.

Gelli-Print Studio: Discover the limitless possibilities for printmaking using this Gelli plate printing technique. Each print becomes a one-of-a-kind exploration of colour, texture and composition.

 


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