Take a virtual trip to AGNES this school year

School Program

Announcing our fall school program!

This fall our school program is moving online, available for both synchronous and asynchronous learning. We invite grades 1–6 students to explore the exhibition Nocturne. The program embraces sensory exploration of the night while considering the landscape genre in Canadian historical art. Artists’ enduring fascination with the hours between sunset and sunrise provides the foundation for curriculum links in poetry, painting and perspective. This 45-minute program includes a guided online tour presentation and activity, which can be done at home or in class.

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Children experience  Jinny Yu’s installation artwork Don’t They Ever Stop Migrating? (2015, ink on fabric and sound) at Agnes.

AGNES Learns

Explore our free digital resources

AGNES Learns is a digital resource for teachers, children and families. Artworks from the Agnes collection inspire fun ways to explore, understand and get creative. These short videos and accompanying lesson plans, designed for children in grades 1–8, encourage deep looking and delve into topics such as the five senses, form and pose, imagination, identity and expression.

Goodridge Roberts, Still Life on Sideboard with Yellow and White Flowers, 1961, oil on panel. Featured in AGNES Learns: Still life and your senses,.

Looking Ahead

Virtual PA Day Art Activities

Online, Friday 25 September, 9–10:30 am and 1–2 pm

Inspired by exhibiting artist Chantal Rousseau’s animal watercolours, young artists ages 6–12 will take inspiration from the natural world, exploring and collecting objects in outside spaces to create their own animal artworks. This program takes place over two virtual lessons scheduled in the morning and afternoon. The camp size is kept small with a maximum of 14 campers. Parental guidance is welcome, but not mandatory.

Hands-on artmaking at Agnes

Queen’s University
36 University Avenue
Kingston, Ontario
Canada K7L 3N6
T (613) 533.2190
F (613) 533.6765
Agnes Etherington Art Centre is situated on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory.


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