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Guided Tours for Grades 4-6 (2016-2017)

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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:

Special Exhibition Tour (60 minutes)

Mystical Landscapes (Oct. 22, 2016 to Jan. 29, 2017)
Explore this Canadian exclusive exhibition of remarkable, diverse and iconic artworks that contemplate nature. See these international treasures including works by Monet, Van Gogh, Gaugin, Munch, Carr, and O’Keeffe.
Curriculum Links: Visual Art, Language Arts, Social Studies

Permanent Collection Tours (90 minutes)

New!!! Highlights Tour
Engage with key works in our permanent collection from different time periods and genres, including works by Indigenous artists, and works from our African, European, Contemporary, and Canadian Collections. This tour will focus on how artists express themselves through their own unique visual language.
Curriculum Links: Visual Art, Language Arts, Social Sciences

New!!! Math and Art
In this interactive and hands-on gallery tour, students will explore the AGO collections with a new lens -  focusing on math concepts such as measurement, geometry, spatial sense, patterning, alegabra, data management, and probability.
Curriculum Links: Math, Visual Art, Language Arts

New!!! Global Connections
In this tour, students will explore connections between artists and artistic practice from different places and cultures. Discussion and activities will focus on, how artists express themselves in ways that are both different, and similar across cultures.
Curriculum Links: Visual Art, Language Arts, Social Studies

New!!! Art and Literacy
A picture is worth a thousand words! In this guided tour, students explore various works of art by developing their communication, vocabulary, creative writing, and critical thinking skills. This program is appropriate for both core language arts, and for English language learners.
Curriculum Links: Visual Art, Language Arts, Social Studies

Exploring French Culture and Heritage Through Art
Explore the history of French speaking communities through the visual record created by Quebecois, Métis and European artists and their contributions to la francophone and the world. All School Programs at the AGO are offered in both French and English.
Curriculum Links:  French, Visual Art, Social Studies, Language Arts

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. A visit to the exhibition, The Toronto Project: Tributes and Tributaries (Sept. 28, 2016 – April 2, 2017) will be included.
Curriculum Links: Visual Art, Social Studies, Language Arts

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 Art, Social Studies, Language Arts

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 Artmaking (Choose either Printmaking or Mixed Media and Collage)
This combined program begins with exploring at least 2 original works of art in the Canadian galleries using interactive activities followed by either a soft linoleum printmaking workshop or a collage workshop where students create meixed media, multilayered collages on acetate focused on storytelling. Both workshops explore creativity through the elements and principles of design in our open studio environment.
Curriculum Links: Visual Art, Social Studies

Global Connections Mini-Tour and Artmaking (Choose either Printmaking or Mixed Media and Collage)
This combined program begins with exploring at least 2 original works of art in the Canadian and Contemporary galleries using interactive activities followed by either a soft linoleum printmaking workshop or a collage workshop where students create mixed media, multilayered collages on acetate focused on storytelling. Both workshops explore creativity through the elements and principles of design in our open studio environment.
Curriculum Links: Visual Art, Social Studies

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