Upcoming Teacher PD Days at the WAG in 2017-18
Join us at the WAG this coming school year. Make art, look at art, and let us help you develop ways to infuse art into your classroom. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Try out a selection of printmaking techniques that you can do in your classroom. This hands-on workshop is inspired by the artwork of Pitaloosie Saila on display at the WAG Oct 28, 2017-May 2018
Date: Dec 8, 2017, 1-3:30pm
An Afternoon of Art and Activism
Spend an afternoon exploring ways in which artists use their work to protest, educate, and change world views. And then try out hands-on artful interventions of your own. The workshop will include a mini tour of INSURGENCE/RESURGENCE, an exhibition of contemporary Indigenous art on view Sept 23, 2017-April 2018.
Date: Feb 2, 2018, 1-3:30pm
Art Museums 101
Discover fun and creative ways to bring your classroom to life. Together we will explore a series of interactive gallery activities and try out exciting visual literacy strategies designed to provoke curiosity, conversations, and refine communication skills.
Date: March 2, 2018, 1-3:30pm
Felt Wall Hanging Workshop
Felt is one of the oldest fabrics on earth and has been used for many purposes by people all over the world. In this hands-on workshop we will look at examples of the colourful Inuit felt wall hangings and create one of our own. Learn a selection of easy stiches that you can take back to the classroom.
Date: April 27, 2018, 1-3:30pm
FREE Teacher Sneak Peeks
Are you interested in bringing your class to the WAG for a tour or art workshop? Come and preview new exhibitions to help prepare your students for a visit. Please bring your teaching certificate for free entrance and a 60-minute tour with our art educators (for teachers only). Tours are available in English or French.
Pitaloosie Saila: A Personal Journey
Friday, November 17, 5pm
Teachers' Corner eNewsletter
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Visual Literacy Workshops
Let our Art Educators help you develop your own professional development day at the WAG. Tours of current exhibitions will provide a context for explorations in Visual Literacy and can be paired with art making workshops for a full day art extravaganza. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Curriculum Support all year long!
Do you have an arts based class project you need help with? Email us at email@example.com and we will help you develop a tour and workshop specific to your class’s needs.
Digital Teachers' Resources
Visit this site regularly for access to a wealth of resources designed to meet Manitoba curriculum learning outcomes. Coming soon NEW pre-visit guides and digital classroom activities.
Classroom Resources from Previous Exhibitions
Engage in art experiences based on our past exhibitions. These in class activities not only address curricular outcomes but offer the opportunity to build creativity and imagination.
Olympus: The Greco-Roman Collections of Berlin
Use these great visuals to introduce your students to the Ancient World.
Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece and Rome • PDF
Gods and Goddesses Family Tree • PDF
Greek and Roman Vocabulary • PDF
Greek and Roman Maps • PDF
Greek and Roman History Timeline • PDF
Try out these engaging lessons in your classroom and transport your students into the ancient Greco-Roman world. Each lesson begins with an activation activity designed to share what your students already know. Creative research activities help students to acquire new perspectives that can then be used to inspire and ignite unique art projects.
Geometric Gems (K-Gr. 4) • PDF
Pompeii Plaster Painting (Gr. 5-8) • PDF
A Shrine in Time (Gr. 9-12) • PDF
Salvador Dali and the Beaverbrook Collection: Story Starter Kits
Art is a great story starter! Check out our free Beaverbrook Story Starter teacher kits featuring works from this world-class exhibition. Download a digital kit from the links below. Inspire your students with a fascinating selection of masterworks and lesson plans that encourage inquiry and stimulate creative thinking through conversation, sketching, and writing. Each kit serves as a flexible teaching tool that can be used in a variety of ways to fit your classroom schedule and teaching style. Enjoy our Beaverbrook Story Starter kits in the classroom and then bring your students to the exhibition to see this impressive art collection in person!