Virtual School Programs

Art anywhere, at school or at home! Join us for our Virtual School Programs, happening daily, Monday to Friday via Zoom. 

While we are not able to see you in person, we are excited to welcome you virtually. These programs are free of charge to you, thanks to the extraordinary support of The Michael Young Family Foundation. We invite students at home or in school to join us daily Monday - Friday for a live conversation with an AGO Art Educator. Understanding the distinct needs of various grade levels, three versions of each conversation are offered daily - one tailored specifically for students in JK to Grade 3, one for Grades 4 to 8 and another for Grades 9 to 12. These conversations are linked to the Ontario Curriculum. Each program is 30 minutes, and has an element of wellness and art woven into the session, as well as a small creative exercise, so please have pencils, pens or crayons and paper at the ready. We hope you will join us often!

For our scheduled French programming, please note that our Art Educators will provide a bilingual experience to support our French-Language learners.

Visit us daily or weekly for a new perspective on the AGO Collection.

Looking for something more specific? Join us for our live and interactive sessions with an experienced Art Educator!

Virtual Schools - Supercards


 
 

 

 

 

Virtual School Visits - Custom Visits

Pauta Saila, Dancing Bear, 1984. Mottled dark grey stone, ivory, 51.2 x 38.8 x 22.8 cm. Gift of Samuel and Esther Sarick, Toronto, 2001. © Estate of Pauta Saila, courtesy Dorset Fine Arts. 2001/331.

CUSTOMIZED VIRTUAL PROGRAMS

Looking for something more specific? Join us for our live and interactive sessions with an experienced Art Educator!

Each $250 session includes:

  • meaningful and intimate conversations with your students;
  • one hour of program facilitation;
  • an artmaking activity with materials students can easily access;
  • scheduling flexibility; and
  • a maximum 30 students per session.

Book Your Customized Virtual Tour

IMAGE: Pauta Saila, Dancing Bear, 1984. Mottled dark grey stone, ivory, 51.2 x 38.8 x 22.8 cm. Gift of Samuel and Esther Sarick, Toronto, 2001. © Estate of Pauta Saila, courtesy Dorset Fine Arts. 2001/331.

CUSTOM VIRTUAL TOURS PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

Art and the Canadian Identity

Discover how artists have interpreted belonging on the land in Canada, and how it is exemplified in their artistic practices. This online class will explore the artists' connection to land and invite students to consider their own contemporary, traditional and/or cultural connections to what land means to them.

Art and the Creative Process

Where do artist find their inspirations? Students gain insights into the process behind the creation of select works in the AGO European, Indigenous & Canadian, and Contemporary collections.

Indigenous Art and Artists

Starting with the land, how do we hold conversations around Indigenous art and artists? In this facilitated experience, students will look at and discuss artwork that captures themes of Indigeneity.

Getting to Know Art of the African Diaspora

Expanding on the concepts introduced in other Virtual School Programs, students will take a deep-dive into artwork in the AGO Collection by Black artists. Students will also consider concepts of identity through the history and presence of the African diaspora nationally and globally.

 

 

TEACHER RESOURCES

Find resources and activities you can use in your classroom to help students build visual literacy and develop their skills in observation, interpretation, critical thinking and creativity.

As a leader in museum and art education, the AGO School and Teacher Programs team is dedicated to creating pedagogical spaces that encourage creativity, enhance visual literacy and facilitate the development of critical thinking.

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The Teachers' Access Program offers Ontario teachers an enhanced level of engagement with the Gallery.  Registration for AGO TAP is FREE with a valid Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) card or proof that you are a full time teacher

 

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