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Professional Development Day for Teachers

Date: April 22, 2016
Time: 9am–3pm

Through the Eyes of a Child highlights the creations of the young people who attend art classes at WAG Studio each fall and winter. This exhibit showcases the fearlessness, honesty, and creativity of a young mind that emerge through art. Spend the day with WAG art educators for an interactive tour of the exhibition and hands-on art-making activities. Get ready for the rest of the school year with new inspired art projects you and your class will love!

Cost: 65$ ($50 each if you bring in 10 or more people from your division)

Email education@wag.ca or call 204.789.1290 to register.

School Programs Feedback

Would you like to let us know more about your experience at a WAG School Program?  Fill out this form and email it to education@wag.ca.

Reviews of School Programs

See what other teachers and students have to say about our tours and workshops.

Teacher Workshops

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 youth-programs@wag.ca for more information.

Digital Teachers' Resources for Olympus

Visit this site regularly for access to a wealth of resources designed to meet Manitoba curriculum learning outcomes, including a pre-visit guide, digital classroom activities, and self-guided tour sheets for early, middle, and senior years, available in English and French all based on Olympus. FREE.

Pre-Visit Kit

Start preparing your students for a visit to the Olympus exhibition. Check back soon for more!

Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece and Rome • PDF

Gods and Goddesses Family Tree • PDF

Greek and Roman VocabularyPDF

Greek and Roman Maps • PDF

Greek and Roman History Timeline • PDF

Self-Guided Tour Sheets

Take a tour with your class through ancient Greco-Roman times using these easy to follow, dynamic tours that connect to your curriculum outcomes.

Early Years (K-Gr. 4) • PDF

Middle Years (Gr. 5-8) • PDF

Senior Years (Gr. 9-12) • PDF

Online Classroom Resources

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.

Early Years (K-Gr. 4) • PDF

Middle Years (Gr. 5-8) • PDF

Senior Years (Gr. 9-12) • PDF

Students of WAG (SoWAG)

Do you know a student who is creative and passionate about art? Then recommend them for SoWAG which provides teenagers with the opportunity to explore their creativity and design their own WAG-inspired events (while earning high-school volunteer credit!). Several schools have nominated students to sit on this board which meets regularly with WAG staff to discuss and implement programs and events aimed at a teen audience. If you know a teen who would be interested email youth-programs@wag.ca for an application form and more information.

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. 

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!

Early Years • Thomas Webster, A Slide: booklet & artwork image

Middle Years • Salvador Dalí, Equestrian Fantasy: Lady Dunn: booklet & artwork image

Senior Years • George Chambers, The Crew of HMS "Terror" Saving the Boats and
Provisions on the Night of 15th March (1837)
: booklet & artwork image


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