00:00
/
00:00
Participate
What’s so funny?
Elementary Schools Analyze Caricature (grades 5–8)

School Program Booking Form

Online, Tuesdays–Fridays
19 October–17 December 2021, 15 February–8 April and 17 May–29 June 2022
10 am and 1 pm (excluding Friday afternoons)
Fee: $45/class (*Limestone District School Board is supporting their classes by covering this fee.)

This fall we invite grades 5–8 classes to take part in a synchronous and interactive school program based on the exhibition Humour Me. Caricature is a powerful art form that uses exaggeration and humour to convey social and political meaning. Focusing on critical literacy and media analysis, students will practice decoding historical caricature and contemporary media to identify underlying messages, values, intended audience and their own bias. This program has strong curriculum links to the arts, social studies, history, geography and language. The school program lasts one hour.

This school program is made possible through the generous support of the Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation and the student docent training program is supported by the Iva Speers Fund for Art Education.
Reflecting on Lii Zoot Tayr (Other Worlds) (Grades 9–12)

Go to Reflecting on Lii Zoot Tayr

We invite students in grades 9–12 to reflect on the exhibition Lii Zoot Tayr (Other Worlds) an exhibition that features the work of five contemporary Métis artists. Students consider the themes present in the exhibition including in/visibility, unseen forces and the natural environment. This asynchronous school program is designed to enrich Indigenous arts education with connections to the curriculum.

This school program is supported by the Iva Speers Fund for Art Education and the Canada Council for the Arts.

AGNES Learns

#AGNESfromHome

AGNES Learns is a digital resource for children and families. Artworks from the Agnes collection inspire fun ways to explore, understand and get creative.

Enjoy the videos below and accompanying lesson plans.

Download the resource page

2:38
Stories and symmetry
Stories and symmetry, looks at Doris Waddell’s Family Album Quilt, 1987–1990. Download an accompanying lesson plan under School Programs for Grades 1–8.

Transcript

Stories and symmetry
Stories and symmetry, looks at Doris Waddell’s Family Album Quilt, 1987–1990. Download an accompanying lesson plan under School Programs for Grades 1–8.
2:43
Explore the past, present and future
Explore the past, present and future, looks at Jane R. Drummond’s View of Kingston’s City Hall, 1912. Download an accompanying lesson plan under School Programs for Grades 1–8.

Transcript

Explore the past, present and future
Explore the past, present and future, looks at Jane R. Drummond’s View of Kingston’s City Hall, 1912. Download an accompanying lesson plan under School Programs for Grades 1–8.
2:33
Looking at stonecut prints
Looking at stonecut prints, looks at Pitseolak Ashoona, Winter Camp Scene, 1967. Download an accompanying lesson plan under School Programs for Grades 1–8.

Transcript

Looking at stonecut prints
Looking at stonecut prints, looks at Pitseolak Ashoona, Winter Camp Scene, 1967. Download an accompanying lesson plan under School Programs for Grades 1–8.
3:15
Ivory and African elephants
Ivory and African elephants, looks at Lega Artist, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Figure, unknown date. Download an accompanying lesson plan under School Programs for Grades 1–8.

Transcript

Ivory and African elephants
Ivory and African elephants, looks at Lega Artist, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Figure, unknown date. Download an accompanying lesson plan under School Programs for Grades 1–8.
2:26
The art of interpretation
The art of interpretation, looks at Jinny Yu, Don't They Ever Stop Migrating?, 2015. Download an accompanying lesson plan under School Programs for Grades 1–8.

Transcript

The art of interpretation
The art of interpretation, looks at Jinny Yu, Don't They Ever Stop Migrating?, 2015. Download an accompanying lesson plan under School Programs for Grades 1–8.
1:55
Creative collages
Creative collages, looks at Napoleon Brousseau, Untitled (131-245 NB91), 1991. Download an accompanying lesson plan under School Programs for Grades 1–8.

Transcript

Creative collages
Creative collages, looks at Napoleon Brousseau, Untitled (131-245 NB91), 1991. Download an accompanying lesson plan under School Programs for Grades 1–8.
2:10
Imaginary worlds
Imaginary worlds, looks at Shary Boyle, Interruption, 2006. Download an accompanying lesson plan under School Programs for Grades 1–8.

Transcript

Imaginary worlds
Imaginary worlds, looks at Shary Boyle, Interruption, 2006. Download an accompanying lesson plan under School Programs for Grades 1–8.
2:38
Expression through fashion
Expression through fashion, looks at Unknown Maker, Dress, around 1925-1935. Download an accompanying lesson plan under School Programs for Grades 1–8.

Transcript

Expression through fashion
Expression through fashion, looks at Unknown Maker, Dress, around 1925-1935. Download an accompanying lesson plan under School Programs for Grades 1–8.
2:20
Shapes are all around
Shapes are all around, looks at Bertram Brooker, Untitled Landscape, late 1930s-early 1940s. Download an accompanying lesson plan under School Programs for Grades 1–8.

Transcript

Shapes are all around
Shapes are all around, looks at Bertram Brooker, Untitled Landscape, late 1930s-early 1940s. Download an accompanying lesson plan under School Programs for Grades 1–8.
1:48
Still life and your senses
Still life and your senses, looks at Goodridge Roberts, Still Life on Sideboard with Yellow and White Flowers, 1961. Download an accompanying lesson plan under School Programs for Grades 1–8.

Transcript

Still life and your senses
Still life and your senses, looks at Goodridge Roberts, Still Life on Sideboard with Yellow and White Flowers, 1961. Download an accompanying lesson plan under School Programs for Grades 1–8.
1:52
Exploring form and pose with Rembrandt
Exploring form and pose with Rembrandt, looks at Rembrandt van Rijn, Portrait of a Man with Arms Akimbo, 1658. Download an accompanying lesson plan under School Programs for Grades 1–8.

Transcript

Exploring form and pose with Rembrandt
Exploring form and pose with Rembrandt, looks at Rembrandt van Rijn, Portrait of a Man with Arms Akimbo, 1658. Download an accompanying lesson plan under School Programs for Grades 1–8.
1:35
Inspired by nature!
Inspired by nature, looks at Lawren Stewart Harris, Athabasca Valley, Jasper Park, around 1924. Download an accompanying lesson plan under School Programs for Grades 1–8.

Transcript

Inspired by nature!
Inspired by nature, looks at Lawren Stewart Harris, Athabasca Valley, Jasper Park, around 1924. Download an accompanying lesson plan under School Programs for Grades 1–8.

Lesson plans

Stories and symmetry
Explore ideas of family and design
Download the lesson plan >

Explore the past, present and future
Look into the past and see what life was like
Download the lesson plan >

Looking at stonecut prints
Experiment with printmaking and learn more about Inuit culture
Download the lesson plan >

Ivory and African elephants
Explore the many facets of ivory
Download the lesson plan >

The art of interpretation
Learn about installation art and deepen your knowledge of world events
Download the lesson plan >

Creative collages
Activities that use recycled and repurposed materials
Download the lesson plan >

Imaginary worlds
Explore storytelling and sculpture
Download the lesson plan >

Expression through fashion
A focus on the 1920s and how we express ourselves through fashion
Download the lesson plan >

Shapes are all around
Landscapes and shapes
Download the lesson plan >

Still life and your senses
Explore your five senses
Download the lesson plan >

Exploring form and pose with Rembrandt
Activities that explore light and shadow
Download the lesson plan >

Inspired by nature!
Imaginative activities that draw from the natural environment
Download the lesson plan >

Self-Guided Programs

If you wish to conduct a class tour yourself, please book in advance at (613) 533.6000 x 77347 or AEACpa@queensu.ca. Admission for self-guided programs is free. Please read our guidelines for self-guided tours.

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 program, we offer free Teachers’ Notes.

Download Teachers’ Notes

Footnotes
Image Credits

Subscribe to our “This Week at Agnes” e-newsletter to stay abreast of events, news and opportunities at the art museum.