Spring Tours & Workshops

Our Spring exhibition, Soundings: An Exhibition in Five Parts contains installations, photography, video, sculpture, and sound.  The content is appropriate for all grades.

We have identified the following curriculum connections for this program. If you have specific outcomes in mind, please reach out to discuss how we can create something to suit.
  • Describe and respond to works of art
  • Develop personal and collective responsibility associated with creating, experiencing, or sharing in a safe
    learning environment
  • Reflect on works of art and creative processes to understand artists’ intentions.
  • Create artistic works collaboratively and as an individual using ideas inspired by imagination, inquiry, experimentation, and purposeful play
  • Discuss the impact of colonization on Indigenous societies
  • Explore relationships between a community and its environment

IN THE GALLERY
Each tour is adapted to encourage engagement and ensure that the concepts and language used is age-appropriate for the students in that particular group. In all cases, we employ a student-centered approach that encourages your students to find their voice and share with us what they see, feel and wonder about the artwork on display.

Each tour is approximately 45 minutes in duration and includes interactive activities and discussion. In order to allow time for deep and meaningful engagement, we select only a few individual artworks to discuss in each tour. Please let us know if you would prefer a guided tour of the full exhibition.

IN THE (VIRTUAL) STUDIO
At this time, we are only able to offer our studio workshops virtually. We will provide a complete materials kit for your class, guide you through the workshop virtually, and offer follow-up support for questions that may arise afterwards with your students.

Both of this season’s workshops are adaptable for any age group, with varying levels of technical difficulty and conceptual complexity as is appropriate for each group.

STUDIO PROJECT 1: BOOK-MAKING
STORYTELLING // PRINTMAKING // DRAWING // BOOK-MAKING // PATTERN AND DESIGN
Expanding on our conversations in the Gallery students will create a book project inspired by the work of artist collective Ogimaa Mikana. Students will be encouraged to consider content and design, and to bring to book form a story inspired by their family, community, or imagination that they want to share.

STUDIO PROJECT 2: COLLABORATIVE SCORE
DRAWING // COLLABORATION // PERFORMANCE // SCALE // USE OF SYMBOLS // SOUND
Drawing on our learning from the Gallery, students will experiment with how to use their bodies as instruments and work together to create a new artwork. Using three-foot wide and four-foot long paper, students will work in small groups to create their own sheet music and visual score for a collaborative sound performance.

We are always happy to adapt our tours and workshops to suit your group’s ongoing learning. If you have any concerns about what your students may encounter, please contact us to discuss the exhibitions further or to schedule a free preview tour.

For more information, or to book a tour or workshop, please contact our School Programs Coordinator, Finn Modder.

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