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School Programs: Grade 3 to Grade 5

 

Grades 3 – 5

Gallery and Studio Activities
$7/ student
90 min.
10-60 students

RMG at School: Clasroom Visit
$10/ student
90 min.
15-25 students

Combine and Save Discount Options:
$14/ student for Gallery Visit + Classroom Visit
$20/ student for Gallery Visit + Special Exhibition + Classroom Visit

 

Art Detectives – available September 6 thru April 21

Gallery: Explore current exhibitions as detectives, learning how to “read” paintings by uncovering descriptive clues in discussion and with an engaging gallery activity. This program focuses primarily on structural elements and other artistic language such as background, foreground, perspective, emphasis etc.

Sculpture Studio: Working with clay will allow our art detectives to explore its tactility while constructing personified creatures. We will learn how to give clues about our subjects through strategic artistic choices.

 

Bertram Brooker (Canadian, 1888-1955); Symphonic Movement No. 1; 1931; pen and ink on paper; gift of the estate of Doris Huestis Speirs, 2001

Bertram Brooker (Canadian, 1888-1955); Symphonic Movement No. 1; 1931; pen and ink on paper; gift of the estate of Doris Huestis Speirs, 2001

Abstraction in Canada – available April 24 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. Look at and explore abstract artists’ approach to the art making process, and discuss abstract art as a way to celebrate and express ideas, beliefs and interests.

Painting Studio: Explore various tools and techniques for creating texture and depth in paintings, while experimenting with scale. What needs to change about how you handle your tools when you work big versus small?

 

 

 

 

 

Picasso Pitcher Barry Smylie Print 1987

Barry Smylie (b. 1948); Picasso Pitcher; 1987; lithograph on paper; Gift of the artist, 1991

Canadian Art at School

Art Talk: Explore historical and contemporary approaches to art making and discover how various art movements such as Impressionism and Cubism have informed Canadian artists.

Mixed-Media Sculpture Activity: Students will create 2D images and transform them by folding, cutting and reconstructing paper into three-dimensional objects, blurring all lines between representation and abstraction.

 

 

David Alexander (Canadian, b.1947); Ellesmere's Sky Fire and Sky Hooks; 1990; acrylic on canvas; Purchase, 1991

David Alexander (Canadian, b.1947); Ellesmere’s Sky Fire and Sky Hooks; 1990; acrylic on canvas; Purchase, 1991

Canadian Art at School: Landscapes

Canadian Art at School: Landscapes

Art Talk: Explore the work of artists from across Canada and how they have each represented landscapes that reflect their own experiences. Through discussion and an interactive presentation, we will uncover how various artistic interpretations have helped shape Canadian identity.

Printmaking Activity: With the use of a monotype printmaking process, explore your own style and develop your own techniques with texturing-tools and acrylic paint.

 

 

 


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