- Summer Camps – Children between the ages of 6 to 12 explore the Art Gallery, Museum and Archives through a variety of creative and fun activities.
CURRICULUM FOR TEACHERS
Peel Art Gallery Museum offers a wide spectrum of school programs for Kindergarten to Grade Twelve students that incorporate Ontario Curriculum Connections. Programs are delivered either at PAMA or on-site at your school.
School programs at PAMA can include an art gallery or museum tour, and studio and classroom workshops.
First Visit provides a great introduction that combines overall expectations for Grades K to 3 including Specific Expectations; Knowledge of Elements; Creative Work and Critical Thinking.
Students use their imagination and critical thinking skills in deciding what they like/dislike and why. They discuss the Elements of Design, and how artists use them to create works of art. They learn art vocabulary, and discuss how artists communicate feelings, tell stories and convey ideas. Students are encouraged to describe how the ideas of different art works relate to their own knowledge and experience.
For the Lines program, students develop an understanding of jagged, curved, broken, dashed, spiral, straight, wavy, horizontal, vertical, diagonal, zigzag lines; lines in art and everyday objects (natural and human-made). They use a variety of materials, tools, and techniques to respond to design challenges.
For the Textures program, students develop an understanding of textures of familiar objects (fuzzy, soft, rough tree bark etc.), changes in texture, and illusion of texture (patterns). They use a variety of materials, tools, and techniques to respond and experiment with design challenges.
Our Watercolours workshop is a great way to show your students how fun art can be. Students demonstrate an understanding of composition, using elements and principles of design, to create art works on a theme or topic. They will also use a variety of techniques to create a landscape or cityscape.
In our Printmaking workshop, students use simple printmaking techniques such as monoprints, collographs and etching to create one-of-a-kind works of art. They experiment with cutting and gouging a variety of lines and marks to enhance the background and negative space, and make a collograph to communicate personal experiences.
For the Collage workshop, students create a collage using various techniques and mixed media. They create a composition that uses photographs, photocopies, transfers and images to reflect their self-identity.
Art SmART is a great opportunity to introduce discussions on art with your students and encourage them use their imagination and their critical thinking skills in deciding what they like/dislike and why. They use art vocabulary throughout their discussions and analyse how artists use Elements of Design to communicate feelings, tell stories and convey ideas. They are encouraged to describe how the ideas of a variety of art works relate to their own knowledge and experience.
INNOVATION & CREATIVITY: (GRADE 2)
In our innovation and creativity museum program, children learn about the six basic types of simple machines and how they help make work for humans easier! Children will also develop their understanding of the basic nature of movement as they follow the established safety procedures during science and technology investigations. PAMA also encourages students to use technological problem solving skills and vocabulary throughout this program.
NAMES AND PLACES IN PEEL: (GRADE 1 – 3)
Using basic techniques of inquiry and mapping, students will investigate how people live and interact within their community. As children learn more about these interactions, students will recognize the role that community plays in meeting basic human needs. Through identifying the physical and social need of residents in an area, students are encouraged to work on their research and communication skills by brainstorming and asking questions. They are also encouraged to use pictures, maps and media sources in our museum to locate information about their local community.
COMING TO PEEL – EARLY SETTLERS: (GRADE 3 – 6)
Where did settlers immigrate from? Where did they go, and why did they choose Peel? Through inquiry, research and communications, students will look at primary sources to analyze and compare daily life from the 19th century to now. Students will also learn about transportation, climate, natural resources in Peel and the early trade between First Nations and settlers in our Coming to Peel – Early Settlers program.
ABORIGINAL GALLERY – WE ARE HERE: (GRADE 3 & GRADE 6)
Students will investigate and describe the communities of early settlers and First Nations people in Upper Canada during the 19th century. They will research interactions between new settlers and existing communities of First Nations peoples and French settlers to identify factors that helped to shape the development of the various communities. Students are also encouraged to use proper vocabulary and learn the key aspects of life in selected First Nations, Inuit and Metis communities.
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AT YOUR SCHOOL
ART ON WHEELS
SCHOOL OUTREACH PROGRAMS
Let us bring our most popular Art Studio Workshops to you!
We’ve carefully packed our Art Studio Workshops on wheels to bring the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives experience directly to your classroom.
Hands-on Art Studio Workshops give students a studio experience to create one-of-a-kind art pieces.
Pricing: $7.50 per student
ALL ABOUT ART 1 (GRADES JK TO 3)
Lines – This program is perfect for younger grades to experiment and develop their own basic skills in art making. Lines are the basis of all works of art. Explore how artists use lines and learn the basic printmaking techniques.
Texture – This program is perfect for younger grades to experiment and develop their own basic skills in art making. Students will use a variety of tools and mediums to create texture and the illusion of texture.
ALL ABOUT ART 2 (GRADES 4 TO 8)
Watercolours – Students will learn various tricks and techniques used by professional artists to create one techniques/experiment sheet, and one final painting.
Printmaking – Students will create one-of-a-kind works of art using simple printmaking techniques such as monoprints, collagraphs and etching.
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