At Gallery School Programs

What to Expect

The RMG immerses your students by infusing relevant curriculum areas and the art on our walls. Full and half-day sessions include hands-on interactives and discussions in current exhibitions and a take home art making session in the studio. Students are encouraged to express their opinions and personal responses through a selection of artworks and themes. Our students are always doing, talking, moving and making more than they are asked to sit and listen.

Our school programming is supported by the Resilient Community Fund, Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Our Programs

  • Are cross-curricular in approach
  • Are designed around 21st Century Learning Pedagogy
  • Are based on the Permanent Collection and often include the current exhibitions
  • Include fine art materials
  • Are differentiated in content for your grade
  • Are delivered by super-friendly experienced educators

Our programing in developed and delivered around our philosophy:

Our 21st Century Learning model through the arts; the 4 C’s

Creativity
Collaboration
Critical Thinking
Communication
and our 5th C… Curiosity

Booking Information

  1. Select your program
  2. Choose full or half day if applicable
  3. Have a few date options in mind
  4. Email or call to book your date
  5. Book your bussing
  6. The invoice will be emailed directly to you, you can pay by cash, cheque or credit/debit on the day of your visit.

Class Size: Minimum 15 students / Maximum 60 students


Half-day workshops

Available Tuesday to Friday

$8 (incl. HST) JK/SK per student
$10 (incl. HST) Gr. 1-8 per student

Includes Studio time
2 time slots: 9:30am to 11:30 am or 12:30pm to 2:30pm

Full-day workshops

Available Tuesday to Friday

$15 (incl. HST) per student

9:30am to 2pm
Time is split evenly between gallery sessions and studio art making
Includes on-site 30-minute lunch break

Times are flexible to suit your timetable. Just ask!

To book contact the Learning Team: 905 576 3000 ex.114 or email: [email protected]


Personal Portraits
JK/SK

Half day only

Includes Studio time

$8 per student

Your students will navigate their way through our permanent collection exhibition, The Ties that Bind. We discuss our ties to family/friends, community and nature and how it shapes us using the historical and contemporary artworks on the walls. We want to consider, “what makes YOU… you?” Explore the basics through interactive, playful, and collaborative gallery activities.

In the studio, we use various watercolour painting techniques and pastels to create bright and beautiful self portraits that celebrate YOU.

Curriculum connections: Fine Arts: elements and principles of design; Language Arts; Social Studies.

Portraits and Our Emotions
Gr. 1-3

Half day only

Includes Studio time

$10 per student

Your students will explore the different emotions expressed and perceived in abstractions, sculptures, Indigenous and Inuit artworks, contemporary portraits and landscapes. How can students relate their art experiences to their own personal lives? We learn through play with individual, shared and whole class gallery activities.

In the studio, we use various watercolour painting techniques and pastels to complete a personal and unique portrait to express different emotions.

Curriculum connections: Fine Arts: elements and principles of design; Language Arts; Social Studies.

Investigating Self
Gr. 4-6

Half or full day

Includes Studio time

Half Day          $10 per student          2D creation only

Full Day           $15 per student          2D and 3D creations

In this program, we develop visual literacy skills as we investigate artists’ intention and how it may influence how we see ourselves and the world around us. We will have deeper discussions surrounding the stories behind abstractions, sculpture, Indigenous and Inuit artworks, contemporary portraits and landscapes which may unveil some true Canadian social and historical context. We use critical thinking, inquiry based collaborative investigations and individual, partnered and group discussions.

In the studio, we will create beautiful 2D and 3D artworks using multimedia techniques including hand building clay and watercolour painting techniques to express a sense of self.

Curriculum connections: Fine Arts: elements and principles of design; Language Arts; Social Studies.

Advocating Self with Art
Gr. 7/8

Half or full day

Includes Studio time

Half Day          $10 per person           2D creation only

Full Day           $15 per person           2D and 3D creation

Let’s explore ourselves, community and our connections to abstractions, Indigenous and Inuit artworks, contemporary portraits and landscape artworks. This program introduces multiple ways of looking at art. We focus on how students can relate artworks to their own lives and experiences and how it may inform their thoughts and perspectives. We use critical thinking, inquiry based collaborative investigations and individual, partnered and group discussions.

In the studio, we will experiment with an assortment of drawing, printmaking, watercolour painting and hand building clay techniques to create abstracted 2D and 3D personalized layered artworks.

Curriculum connections: Fine Arts: elements and principles of design; Language arts; Social Studies.