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Friday Frames

Aleen Aked, Daytona Beach, n.d., oil on board. Gift of the estate of Aleen Aked, 2003.

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:

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 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.

June 4 | 9:30AM – 10:00AM

Grades 7-8

Lessons from Landscapes

Is there something to be gleaned from looking at landscape paintings beyond the aesthetics? Using artworks from RMG’s permanent collection, let’s investigate works by members of the Group of Seven and their contemporaries in this storytelling session.

June 11 | 9:30AM – 10:00AM

Grades 1-3

Let’s Go to the Beach

In this fun and playful session, let’s explore beach scenes! Using our imagination, let’s enjoy the sights, smells, sounds, and jovial atmosphere as we create an interactive storytelling adventure through art.

June 18 | 9:30AM – 10:00AM

Grades 4-6

Joys of Nature

During this storytelling adventure, we are going to get fully immersed in the scenic views painted by Canadian artists. Let’s venture from coast to coast, north to south and celebrate the second largest country in the world!


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