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Guided Tours for Grades 4-6 (2014-2015)

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Guided Tours (90 minutes)
Guided tours are led by professional education staff using the critical analysis process and fun, interactive activities such as sketching, movement and drama, and tactile experiences to activate learning. Choose from one of the following thematic guided tours:

Alex Colville (August 26 – December 19, 2014)
Explore the special exhibition Alex Colville, and examine how the artist used places, people and animals to build a story in each of his carefully constructed art works. Connections to artworks and artists in the AGO's permanent collection will be made during this Guided Tour.
Curriculum Links: Visual Arts, Social Studies, Language

Michelangelo: Quest for Genius (Oct. 22, 2014 to Jan. 9, 2015)
Students will explore how Michelangelo used the creative process to create a work of art by examining his drawings of figures and architecture. Students will spend approximately 45 minutes in the special exhibition and 45 minutes making connections to the AGO’s expansive collections on this Guided Tour.
Curriculum Links: Visual Arts, Social Studies, Language

Canada Through Art
How are artists and their works of art influenced by Canada’s land and people? Students will discover how artists have interpreted Canada’s various regions and diversity of citizens from the past to the present.
*Students will  have the opportunity to visit the exhibition Before and after the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes on view until November 25, 2014 as part of this tour.
Curriculum Links: Visual Arts, Social Studies, Language

Art and the Environment
How are artists and their works of art influenced by the natural environment? To expand their environmental awareness, students will investigate how the natural environment and our relationship with it have inspired artists across time and place through materials, content, and subject matter.
Curriculum Links: Visual Arts, Social Studies, Language

The Creative Process
How do artists use the creative process to create a work of art from start to finish? Students will examine original process pieces and completed works of art to understand the creative process from inspiration to evaluation. Students will also engage in the creative process by sketching, writing, and creating their personal interpretations and ideas throughout this guided tour.
Curriculum Links: Visual Arts, Language

Artmaking and Mini-Tour (120 minutes)
Artmaking and Mini Tour programs combine exploring works of art in the gallery through interactive, hands on activities followed by an opportunity for students to get creative in an artmaking workshop in our studio.

Canadian Focus Mini Tour and Printmaking
This combined program begins with exploring at least 2 original works of art in Canadian collection galleries using interactive activities followed by a soft linoleum printmaking workshop focused on exploring creativity through the elements and principles of design in our open studio environment .

Environment Focus Mini Tour and Printmaking
This combined program begins with exploring at least 2 original works of art in our Canadian and Contemporary galleries using interactive activities followed by a soft linoleum printmaking workshop focused on exploring creativity through the elements and principles of design in our open studio environment .

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