A Meeting of the School Trustees

Robert Harris
A Meeting of the School Trustees (Detail), 1885
oil on canvas
102.2 x 126.5 cm
Purchased 1886
National Gallery of Canada (no. 6)

Program Descriptions

School Programs 2013-2014

 

Our programs support provincial art curricula. They promote careful and thoughtful looking at artworks, emphasize learning through social interaction, and encourage students to use their personal experience to interpret art.

Registration begins August 28, 2013.  Call 613.990.4888 or fill out the reservation form online.

NEW!

  • Workshop: Play with Clay
    Grades 1 to 6

    Cost:  $12 per student.

    A hands-on introduction to sculpture. In-gallery activities and discussion prepare students to make their own clay sculpture in the studio.

    Minimum 35 students. Maximum 58 people, including chaperones. Materials included. Available Tuesday through Friday, from 10 am to 1 pm, 14 January to 17 April 2014.

  • FREE online learning opportunity with art experts for you and your students!

    We are conducting pilot programs with classes across the country to connect students with the amazing artworks in the Gallery’s collection. Interactive programs, delivered via webinar, will have your students discussing a range of paintings, photographs and sculptures while exploring curriculum-linked themes.

    It’s easy! If you have a laptop, web cam and an internet connection we can arrange a program.  To learn more, please contact our Distance Learning Educator.

 

TOURS

Kindergarten

My Gallery - Kindergarten
Cost: $3.00 per student
Duration: 60 minutes 

A lively introduction to looking at and talking about art. This tour includes a drawing activity.


Grades 1 - 3

My Gallery
Cost: $3.00 per student
Duration: 60 minutes

A lively introduction to looking at and talking about art.

Canadian Art
Cost: $3.00 per student
Duration: 60 minutes

A look at Canadian history through art.  Students make observations, share experiences and use the elements and principles of design to interpret artworks that tell us the stories of Canada.

Seeing Stories in Art
Cost: $3.00 per student
Duration: 60 minutes

A tour that uses questioning strategies, including the Visual Thinking Strategies, to develop students' visual literacy and critical thinking skills.


Grades 4 - 6

Gallery Highlights*
Cost: $3.00 per student
Duration: 60 minutes

Visit masterpieces in the Gallery's collection. Through guided discussion and fun activities, students consider what makes an artwork great.

What's the Story?
Cost: $3.00 per student
Duration: 60 minutes

Learn how artists depict the essential elements of a story using composition, dramatic light or colour, and facial expressions and gestures of figures.

Let's Go Canada!
Cost: $3.00 per student
Duration: 60 minutes

A look at the stories and cultures comprising Canada’s past and present. Students look at and discuss the work of well-known artists.

Learning to Look
Cost: $3.00 per student
Duration: 60 minutes
A tour that uses questioning strategies, including the Visual Thinking Strategies, to develop students' visual literacy and critical thinking skills. 

Grades 7 - 12

Gallery Highlights*
Cost: $7.00 per student
Duration: 60 minutes

Visit masterpieces in the Gallery's collection.  Through guided discussion students consider the notion of originality, the role of a museum and what makes a work of art great.

Signs and Symbols in Art*
Cost: $7.00 per student
Duration: 60 minutes

What does a book, a flower or a certain colour signify in a painting? Learn how artists use symbolism, imagery and iconography in art.

Perspective on Canadian Art
Cost: $7.00 per student
Duration: 60 minutes

Discover the richness and diversity of Canadian art, from a variety of periods and geographical areas. Group discussion centres on concepts of place, identity, materials, function and tradition.

From Modern to Contemporary Art
Cost: $7.00 per student
Duration: 60 minutes

What is art? Investigate the various ideas behind art practices from the beginning of the twentieth century to today. Explore how contemporary artists use materials, technology and new media to convey ideas and redefine art.

*These programs can be adapted for special education classes