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Friday Frames

Jock Macdonald, Music Hour, 1946, ink and watercolour on paper. Purchase 1979.

Making Connections with RMG Artworks

Friday Frames is back by popular demand starting September 24 at 9:30am.

This virtual program encourages discussion and collaboration as we explore permanent collection artworks. 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.

This program is generously sponsored by Ontario Power Generation.

There is no need to register, simply join each session using this link:

September 24 | 9:30AM – 10:00AM

Grades 1-3

Colourful Inspirations

We learn to appreciate colour at an early age, it helps distinguish differences in objects and can help us visually represent our emotions. Let’s look at artworks that enliven our senses and explore the stories they tell.

October 1 | 9:30AM – 10:00AM

Grades 4-6

Children in Art

Let’s investigate how artists capture children in art. What can we learn from historical and contemporary depictions of children and what are their stories?

October 8 | 9:30AM – 10:00AM

Grades 7-8

This or That?

Let’s compare and critique artworks in this investigative session. Explore artworks that will affect us in different ways, on a personal and emotional level. This will be a journey of self-awareness and empathy in a safe, non judgement way.

October 15 | 9:30AM – 10:00AM

Grades 1-3

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!

October 22 | 9:30AM – 10:00AM

Grades 4-6

Art and the Environment

Using permanent collection artworks for points of discussion, let’s consider what we can do to be better earth advocates in our communities. How have artists expressed their thoughts and feelings about the world around them through their choice of materials to subject matter and composition?

October 29 | 9:30AM – 10:00AM

Grades 7-8

Clever Compositions

In this session, let’s investigate the cleverness found in an artist’s compositions from reflections in water to surreal narratives to abstractions. What do they reveal? What stories can we uncover?


This program is supported by our Presenting Sponsor, RBC Mendum Wealth Management, and our Supporting Sponsor, OPG. Additional support from the Durham Community Foundation and the Emergency Community Support Fund.