WAG supports K-12 teachers and students with interactive curriculum-based tours and workshops, inspiring learning resources, and professional development opportunities.

School Tours

Bring your class to the WAG or let the WAG come to your classroom virtually! We offer exciting interactive, curriculum-based tours, lessons, and workshops. Available in English or French. Bring your class @WAG for guided 60 minute tours adapted to best suit the appropriate grade levels. Or we can come to your classroom virtually! Within our Virtual Sessions programs there are three types of sessions: Virtual Tours, Virtual Lessons, or Virtual Workshops.

 

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Virtual Sessions

Virtual Tours

  • Virtual Tours offer a unique opportunity to bring exhibitions from the WAG into your classroom and/or students’ homes
  • Use Webex or Zoom as the platform to virtually visit the WAG with an educational facilitator
  • Your class will have the opportunity to see the works on display in the exhibitions, and will be encouraged to use visual thinking strategies to delve further into the artwork
  • We’ll send you a link to join the meeting and soon we’ll be looking at, talking about, and sharing art and stories together
  • $125/1 hour session. Book for both a Virtual Tour and a Virtual Workshop for $200 (a $50 savings)

Learn about the sea spirit Nuliajuk, also known as Takannaaluk or Sedna, who appears frequently in Inuit stories and art. Hear variations of her story from different regions of Nunavut, and explore many different representations of her in paintings, prints and sculptures. During this virtual tour, students will be guided to create their own imaginative drawing of Nuliajuk.

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Through the exhibition In Place students will learn about some of Manitoba’s acclaimed contemporary artists. Using visual thinking strategies, students will view and discuss a variety of themes within the artwork and be challenged to reflect on the artists’ connection to place.

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Explore Inuit artwork made from animal bones in the exhibition, Bones Beneath. Discover the imaginative approaches and techniques of artists who find inspiration working with this unique organic material.

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Inuit fashion designers are becoming increasingly popular and in demand! Experience a variety of work created by contemporary Inuit artist and designers in this exhibition featuring fashionable clothing accessories and jewelry.

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Virtual Sessions

Virtual Lessons

  • Led by an educational facilitator, Virtual Lessons offer a unique way for students to engage with artwork at the WAG
  • Use Webex or Zoom as the platform for students to view images from the WAG Collection via a live streamed slide show discussion, as well as artifacts connected with the artwork from the WAG’s Distance Learning Classroom
  • Students will be led in engaging discussions related to the art, and have the opportunity to ask questions and offer reflections to further their learning
  • $125/1 hour session

From Ozias Leduc to Riopelle, the WAG has an amazing collection of artworks by French Canadian Artists. In this session, students will learn more about the personal histories of some of these Francophone artists, and will use visual thinking strategies to connect on a deeper level with each of the artworks.

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In this session, students will look at a variety of artwork that both represents historical scenes of early Metis life, as well as artwork that is created by contemporary Metis artists.

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The WAG is honored to have in its collection, two works by famed French artist, Marc Chagall. In this session, students will look at images of Chagall’s artwork, historic photographs of his life, and learn about the journey he took to becoming an artist. Students will end the session by creating a Chagall-inspired drawing.

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Every Museum or Gallery holds artifacts or artwork that evoke mystery, hidden secrets, or intriguing stories from the past. In this virtual session, students will explore several well-loved works of art from the WAG collection that reveal a mysterious past- from Sir Alfred Munnings’ lost painting, to the dark secrets behind Cranach’s Portrait of a Lady.

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Virtual Sessions

Virtual Workshops

  • Bring hands-on art education from the WAG into your classroom or students’ homes
  • Use Webex or Zoom as the platform to virtually create art with an educational facilitator
  • $125/1 hour session. Book for both a Virtual Tour and a Virtual Workshop for $200 (a $50 savings)

Artist, M.C. Escher brought Math and Art together in his imaginative tessellation artworks. Explore a variety of fascinating examples, then create your own tessellated work of art. (Connects with Visual Art and Math curriculum). Note: This is a project that takes more time than the one session allows. It can be started in the session Virtual Tour, and then completed with the classroom teacher during regular class time.

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Students will learn about the rich history of Inuit stenciling as a form of printmaking, then be guided to create their own stencil and print.

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Did you know the WAG has over 1100 examples of watercolour artwork in the Permanent Collection? Have fun as you explore a fascinating variety of examples, and be inspired to create your own unique watercolour painting!

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Rankin inlet has a rich history of ceramic art dating back to the 1960s. Students will learn about this unique medium and have an opportunity to create their own art inspired by Inuit ceramic artists. Students have the option of using clay, air-dry clay, Plasticine, Play-dough, or home-made dough.

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Learn about contemporary Inuit Artists who draw inspiration from sources in popular and commercial culture, then make your own version of pop art.

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Walruses play and important role to life in the Arctic, and are often celebrated in Inuit Art. In this session, students will learn about this fascinating animal, explore a variety of depictions in Inuit Art, and then create their own 3-d sculpture of a walrus using masking tape and newspaper.

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Students will learn about this amazing animal of the North, see examples in artworks from the WAG’s collection, then be guided to create their own muskox drawing.

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Students will explore a variety of Inuit miniature sculptures carved from bone or ivory, learn about the stories and significance behind the collection, then create a drawing of a scene inspired by their favorite pieces.

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Students will learn about traditional, and non-traditional watercolour techniques, and put their skills to practice as they create their own landscape painting inspired by the Canadian Group of Seven. A great add on to the WAG Highlights Tour!

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@ WAG Interactive Tours

We have adjusted our on-site school program offerings to adhere to provincial health guidelines, please see the points below.

  • Choose the perfect 60-minute tour for your group
  • Available from 10am
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • $60 per ten students or multiples thereof*
    *Round student numbers to nearest tens

 

  • Groups attending guided programs will be divided into small groups of 10 people maximum to ensure social distancing
  • School cohorts who are not social distancing from each other must social distance from the tour guide
  • Program content has been adjusted to remove object handling
  • All participants will be required to wear a mask, including WAG staff at all times during your guided program
  • Extensive cleaning of the Gallery is ongoing

 

The WAG has the largest public collection of Inuit art in the world! Come to learn about the inspiring stories, techniques, and traditions behind the art.

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Explore the rich art and culture of Inuit, First Nations, and Metis of Canada in this tour.

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Experience a fascinating variety of art during this tour featuring highlights from WAG exhibitions currently on view.

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Through the exhibition In Place, students will learn about some of Manitoba’s acclaimed contemporary artists. Using visual thinking strategies, students will view and discuss a variety of themes within the artwork, and reflect on the artist’s connection to place.

BOOK ONLINE or call 204.789.1290 for inquiries

Aimed at daycare, preschool, nursery, and kindergarten aged learners from 3 to 6 years of age. This fun and interactive tour is filled with lots of hands on learning for young children. Children will learn the elements of art, and see examples in the artwork on display.

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  • Lead your students through the exhibition
  • Available from 11am
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • $60 per ten students or multiples thereof*
    *Round student numbers to nearest tens

BOOK ONLINE or call 204.789.1290 for inquiries

@ WAG Workshops

  • Add a 60-minute art-making workshop to your interactive guided tour for a memorable, tour and workshop experience.
  • Includes a 60-minute tour and 60-minute workshop (lunchroom can be provided upon request if available).
  • $120 per ten students or multiples thereof*
  • Add additional time in the galleries to your guided tour for $15 per 10 students (additional supervision required)
    *Round student numbers to nearest tens

Students will learn to create their own block prints inspired by Inuit art and artists. A great add-on to the Inuit Art Tour!

BOOK ONLINE or call 204.789.1290 for inquiries

Art has the power to make us feel better. It has the power to be a voice when words may be difficult to say. In this workshop, students will be guided to make a personal and expressive artwork that helps connect students to their feelings. (Connects with Visual Art, and Social Studies curriculum). A great add-on to the Highlights WAG Tour or the Contemporary Manitoba Artists Tour!

BOOK ONLINE or call 204.789.1290 for inquiries

Artist, M.C. Escher brought Math and Art together in his highly imaginative tessellation artworks. Explore a variety of fascinating examples, then create your own tessellated work of art. (Connects with Visual Art and Math curriculum).

BOOK ONLINE or call 204.789.1290 for inquiries

The community of Rankin Inlet has long history of using clay to create a whole range of artwork. Students will have the opportunity to explore inspiring examples, then hand-sculpt a small pot of their own using air dry clay. A great add-on to the Inuit Art Tour or the Indigenous Art Tour!

BOOK ONLINE or call 204.789.1290 for inquiries

Students will learn some traditional, and non-traditional watercolour techniques and create a landscape painting inspired by the Group of Seven.

BOOK ONLINE or call 204.789.1290 for inquiries

Virtual Workshops & Resources for Teacher

We are pleased to offer teachers free admission to the WAG all year long! Simply present your MTS card or teaching certificate to come explore our exhibitions and connect them with your classroom programming at no charge.

Book a Virtual Workshop designed for teachers and their colleagues who are looking for ideas of how to bring art education activities into their classroom. Sessions are two hours long. $250 per session.

Please contact WAG Educator and Art Therapist, Colleen Leduc for previous exhibition education materials and curriculum links.

Art has the capacity to communicate so many ideas, concepts, emotions and perspectives. Learn how to help students to read or decipher the context or deeper significance behind an artwork by utilizing proven visual literacy strategies.

For more information, contact cleduc@wag.ca

Learn about two amazing Inuit women artists that have made their mark in the international world of art. Explore a variety of examples, and learn about the stories and cultural significance behind their work.

For more information, contact cleduc@wag.ca

Art can often communicate more than words are able to express. Join WAG Art Educator and Art Therapist, Colleen Leduc to learn how you can use art and artmaking to help students who are experiencing challenges or difficulties.

For more information, contact cleduc@wag.ca

Join WAG Art Educator and Art Therapist, Colleen Leduc to explore a variety of activities, mediums, and helpful tools to make teaching art more accessible for students with additional needs.

For more information, contact cleduc@wag.ca

Educational Activities

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EAL Tours

We are pleased to offer interactive tours for English as an additional language (EAL) classrooms. Created by EAL teachers and art educators, these tours offer groups the opportunity to practice a variety of literacy skills while simultaneously expanding their knowledge of Canadian culture, history, and identity.

These 90-minute tours are designed to support in-class lessons with a dynamic gallery experience that will leave participants feeling enlightened and inspired!

A pre-visit booklet is available for use in the classroom upon booking.

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