School Visits


TEACHERS’ ACCESS PROGRAM

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Teachers Access Program - Let us inspire you and your class!

Book Your FREE Self-Led Class Visit

Teachers! Become a Member of the Teachers Access Program (TAP) and receive exclusive benefits, such as free class visits to the AGO.

Starting September 27, 2022 - For a limited time only!

Learn more, and manage your TAP Membership here:

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The AGO Teachers’ Access Program (TAP) offers enhanced levels of engagement with the Gallery for those who teach Jr. Kindergarten to Grade 12.

Let us inspire you and your class!

FREE Self-led class visits exclusively for TAP Members and their classes.

  • Complimentary General Admission even without your class
  • Invitations to exhibition previews for Teachers
  • Advance sign up to special school programming
  • Invitations to Teacher Events
  • AGO Teacher resources and art activities that you can use in the classroom

Registration for AGO TAP is FREE with a valid Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) card or proof that you are a full-time teacher.

If you require assistance, please email [email protected].

 

SIGN UP TODAY!

 

TEACHERS’ ACCESS PROGRAM FAQs

I am a member of TAP, how do I book my class for a free self led school visit to the Art Gallery of Ontario?

To book your class for a free self-led visit to the AGO after you have registered in AGO TAP, log in to AGO Tickets and enter promo code sent to you in your welcome email, or in the AGO TAP Enewsletter. Select your TAP ticket and then select TAP learners and enter the number of students. Please allow 72 hours for activation of new AGO TAP registrations. An AGO staff member may ask you to present your valid OCT card or proof of a full time teaching status with your ticket when entering the gallery.

How do I receive my complimentary General Admission ticket through the Teachers’ Access Program?

To receive your free General Admission ticket to the AGO after you have registered in AGO TAP, log in to AGO Tickets and enter promo code sent to you in your welcome email, or in the AGO TAP Enewsletter. Please allow 72 hours for activation of new AGO TAP registrations. An AGO staff member may ask you to present your valid OCT card or proof of a full time teaching status with your ticket when entering the gallery.

Does this mean I can visit the gallery with my class anytime?

We encourage all school groups to book with us in advance, to ensure we meet space requirements.

SCHOOL TOURS AND ARTMAKING

Looking for a school tour for your class with an AGO Art Educator? School tours and artmaking in the studio return October 12th, 2022, Tuesday - Friday.
Book your class by visiting our Booking Form.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

Group Booking - School Guided Tours Program Descriptions

Art: Mindfulness and Creative Expression
AGO guide pointing to painting and talking to a group of students

Art: Mindfulness and Creative Expression

Explore a range of artworks by contemporary Black and Indigenous artists in the AGO’s collection to understand how artists have used visual media as a source of inspiration and wellness. For JK - Gr. 3, students will explore themes of imagination, creativity and joy. Elementary students will explore themes of wellness and nature. High School students will explore themes of connection, self-expression and happiness.

In the Studio: Printmaking
Printmaking

In the Studio - Printmaking

In this facilitated session, students will use printmaking techniques to explore process, repetition and abstraction.

JK - Gr. 3 - Foam Block Printing: Line, Shape and Colour
Students will focus on texture, shape, and colour while creating a series of prints using water-based printing inks and foam blocks. Students will explore printmaking vocabulary as they create their own artworks
Curriculum Links: Kindergarten Program, Visual Art, Language

Grades 4 - 8 - Collograph Printmaking
Students will focus on texture, shape and colour while creating collograph prints inspired by recycled materials. Using water based inks, students will engage in the creative process as they develop printmaking vocabulary.
Curriculum Links: Visual Art

Grades 9 - 12 - Lino Printmaking
Inspired by works in the AGO Collection, students will create bold images in black and white, and in colour while printing on paper and cloth patches using soft linoleum blocks and carving tools. Students will learn printmaking techniques such as colour reduction.
Curriculum Links: Visual Art

Onsite Tours and Artmaking – Special Exhibitions
Denyse Thomasos. Arc, 2009.

Denyse Thomasos. Arc, 2009. Acrylic on canvas, overall: 335.3 × 609.6 cm. Art Gallery of Ontario. Purchase, with funds from the Women's Art Initiative, 2022. © The Estate of Denyse Thomasos and Olga Korper Gallery, Photo: Michael Cullen. 2021/356

Denyse Thomasos: just beyond (October 8, 2022 - February 19, 2023)

Trinidadian - Canadian artist, Denyse Thomasos (1964-2012), left an indelible mark on contemporary painting. A career retrospective, Denyse Thomasos: just beyond, brings together more than 70 paintings to show how she challenged the limits of abstraction, to convery this vastness of events such as the transatlantic slave trade. infusing personal and political content onto her canvases through the innovative use of formalist techniques.

Studio: JK - Gr. 12 - Mono Printmaking Studio (October 8, 2022 - February 19, 2023)
Mono Printmaking

JK - Gr. 12 - Mono Printmaking Studio (October 8, 2022 - February 19, 2023)

Through pattern, scale and repetition, students will explore the elements and principles of design from concept to process to production using water-based printmaking inks.

School Visits - INFINITY MIRRORED ROOM

Kusama infinity mirror room

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Yayoi Kusama's INFINITY MIRRORED ROOM | LET'S SURVIVE FOREVER

Only available for schools Wednesday and Friday, 10:30 - 11:30 am. Space is limited.

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