At School Programs

What to Expect from our At-School Programs

We strive to;

  • Link all school programs directly to artworks from the permanent collection with a  focus on abstractions, primarily the Painters 11 artist and their works
  • Activate new perspectives, ideas and connections inspired by the Ontario Curriculum
  • Use fine art materials and encourage experimentation and to celebrate process over final product
  • Empower student’s sense of self and build self confidence
  • Build communicaton and critical thinking skills

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


Grade 1-3: Expressive Self Portraits

90 Minute Workshop includes Presentation/Discussion (approximately 30 min) and Art Making (approximately 90 min)

$12 (no HST) per student

Students will be led in discussion about different emotions while looking at portraits and abstract artworks from our permanent collection. Through discussion, students will learn the tools artists use to represent and capture our emotions both abstract and figuratively.

In the art making session, students will use various watercolour painting techniques, sharpies, soft and oil pastels to complete a personal and unique portrait to express their different feelings.

This program was offered at the gallery during the 2022-2023 school year and is now available for your classroom.

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

Grade 4-6: Landscape Abstraction

90 Minute Workshop includes Presentation/Discussion (approximately 30 min) and Art Making (approximately 90 min)

$12 (no HST) per student

Your students will look at landscape art in a whole new way! Using example artworks from local, provincial, national and internationals artists, students will examine both traditional and abstract art. Using A.I. created landscapes as our inspiration our instructor will take the students through the process of creating their own abstracted landscape.

In the art making session, we will use techniques in abstraction to design our own abstract landscape artwork created with various materials including paint during a step by step process with unlimited possible outcomes.

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

Grade 7-8: Landscape Abstraction with Acrylic

120 Minute Workshop includes Presentation/Discussion (approximately 30 min) and Art Making (approximately 90 min)

$15 (no HST) per student

Take on the challenge of abstraction and bring your concepts of landscape art and abstract art to a higher level of understanding! Using example artworks from local, provincial, national and international artists, students will examine both traditional and abstract art. Using A.I. created landscapes as our inspiration our instructor will take the students through the process of creating their own abstracted landscape.

In the art making session, we will use techniques in abstraction to design our own abstract landscape artwork created with acrylic paint and oil pastel. Students will explore colour theory while mixing their own hues, shades and tints to paint their work. This is a step by step process with unlimited possible outcomes.

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

Booking Details

Our At-School programs are designed for minimum of 15 students to a maximum of 30 students.

Start times are flexible and are available Tuesdays to Fridays.

Payment: The invoice will be emailed directly to you after your program session.

Additional Info

  • Access to water is needed.
  • Each student will need a space to work comfortably.
  • All art materials will be brought on site by our instructor.

Questions? Contact the Learning Team: 905 576 3000 ex.114 or email: jmorrison@rmg.on.ca or jwelch@rmg.on.ca.