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Photo: Tim Forbes

Agnes offers school programs for Grades 1–8.

The Beyond Classrooms Initiative

Beyond Classrooms

Beyond Classrooms brings teachers and their classes into the community for a week-long learning experience. This spring, Agnes hosts Ben Darrah’s grade 6 students from Molly Brant Elementary School. While teaching the regular curriculum, Darrah will use our exhibitions and resources as a springboard for collaborative and inquiry-based learning. Presentations by curators, hands-on activities in the Studio and time spent exploring the collections create a stimulating, memorable environment for students and teacher alike.

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School Programs for Grades 1–8

2018–2019
About Our School Programs

Our thematic school programs for Grades 1–8 encourage looking, dialogue and active engagement with original works of art in our galleries. They fuse art appreciation with hands-on creation to offer a multi-faceted learning experience. We develop cross-curricular programs annually, based on current exhibitions. Student volunteers from Queen’s University receive extensive training in order to deliver the programs with enthusiasm and expertise.

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Our Fall offerings Tau Lewis: when last you found me here (Grades 7–8) and Art Makes Sense – Accessible Art Program (Grades 1–6) are both closed.

The Art of African Ivory (Grades 1–8)
28 January–22 March 2019

Kids in The Art of African Ivory. Photo: Tim Forbes

This season we introduce grades 1–8 students to The Art of African Ivory  through a program designed to enrich school curriculum while expanding awareness of community, diversity and forms of expression. The program draws upon the fine historical carvings of the Lang Collection of African Art. Teachers are invited to fill out the booking form below or email pubprog@queensu.ca for details.

Tours are available Tuesdays through Fridays, either from 10:00–11:30am or 1–2:30pm.

The following dates tours will not be offered: 1 February, 18–22 February, 11–15 March, 5 April.

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Booking a Visit for Grades 1–8

Booking a Visit

Size of class:  All conducted tours are geared for classes of 30 students or fewer.

Cost: $80.00 per class. The program fee can be paid at Reception of the Agnes on the day of the visit. Please make cheques payable to Queen’s University and include the school and grade. There is no charge for teachers or their assistants. Receipts will be issued upon payment. We also accept payment by VISA, Mastercard or debit.

Cancellations: If you must cancel, please do so at least three weeks before your confirmed booking so that another class can make arrangements to take your place. A cancellation fee of one half the regular fee is charged if the visit is cancelled less than one week before the date of the confirmed booking. This charge does not apply in the case of severe weather conditions or emergencies.

Nous offrons ce programme en français, selon la disponibilité des guides francophones.

How to Book: Fill in the form below. All bookings will be confirmed by email.

  • This will be the primary contact for AGNES communications.
  • The invoice will reflect the number of classes booked. List the names of the teachers here if coming as a larger group.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
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Teachers' Notes for Grades 1-8

The underlying ideas of the Ontario Curriculum for Grades 1–8: The Arts are reflected in our programs: developing creativity, communicating, understanding culture and making connections. Specific links are mentioned in the program descriptions. To help you make the most of your visit, we offer free Teachers’ Notes. This PDF contains pre- and post-visit material, with cross-curricular connections where relevant.

Teachers' Notes The Art of African Ivory Cover

Teachers’ Notes for The Art of African Ivory

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Teachers’ Notes for Art Makes Sense: The hold

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Teachers’ Notes for Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience


Teachers’ Notes for A Space Within

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Teachers’ Notes for  Nunavut Life


Teachers’ Notes for Picture Me


Teachers’ Notes for Wild Wires


Teachers’ Notes for Planet Protectors and Eco-Expressions

 

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Self-Guided Programs

If you wish to conduct a class tour yourself, please book in advance by calling (613) 533.6000 x 77347 or emailing pubprog@queensu.ca. Admission for self-guided programs is free. Please read our Guidelines for Self-Guided Tours.

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