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Virtual School Visits

Art anywhere, at school or at home. In this unprecedented time, School Programs at the AGO are here for you to inspire, imagine and create! Join us for a new live art education program, happening daily, Monday to Friday via Zoom!



Video Spotlight features select recordings from our live Virtual School Programs, that highlight artworks from the collection.

Art Making 101

Gr. 4 – 8
After exploring one artwork in the AGO Collection, students try simple drawing techniques inspired by elements and principles of design in the Visual Arts Curriculum, with a pencil and a piece of paper! In this session, we explore texture in art making.

Video still - Indigenous Art & Artists

Gr. 4 – 8
Discover how Indigenous artists have creatively interpreted Canada’s diverse people and different regions. In this session, we explore the works of Charles Edenshaw and Annie Pootoogook with Art Educator, Mahlikah Awe:ri

Art and Science of Conservation: Technical Imaging

Gr. 9 – 12
Discover how Conservators use technical imaging to learn more about paintings with Head Conservator Maria Sullivan. Technical imaging with visible light, ultraviolet, infrared, and x-rays can provide fascinating information about materials, structure, and artist technique.

Celebrating Black Creatives

JK – Gr. 3
Join our Art Educators in conversation with emerging Spoken Word Artists. With its roots in oral traditions and performances, students will explore elements of the spoken word with I.M.F and Raffiki.

Montgomery Collection

Gr. 9 - 12
Join Julie Crooks, Curator of Arts of Global Africa and the Diaspora, and AGO Art Educator Quentin VerCetty to discuss select photographs from the Montgomery Collection.


Highlighting a selection of works from an exhibition currently on view, these resources provide a way to explore art both at the Gallery and from the classroom or home. 


A selection of curated conversations, resources and booklists are offered for further exploration and conversation in the classroom.

A Pride Book List

This curated selection of books may provide an appreciation and social consciousness about LGBTQ2+ members of your communities.PDF

How to Talk About Anti-Black Racism: Part 2

Part two of a round table discussion on how to talk about anti-black racism. This conversation will question what happens after the solidarity statement and how do we ensure wellness during these times of ground breaking change?


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