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Fall 2020

Elementary Schools Explore Nocturne

Tuesdays–Fridays, 13 October–27 November 2020 (excluding 26–30 October)
10 am and 1 pm (excluding Friday afternoons)
Fee: $45/class

This fall, we invite grade 1–6 students to explore the exhibition Nocturne. The program will embrace the sensory exploration of the night while considering the landscape genre in Historical Canadian Art. Artists’ enduring fascination with the hours between sunset and sunrise provide the foundation for curriculum links in poetry, painting and perspective through a guided online tour presentation and activity which can be done at home or in class.

The school program booking form will be added shortly.

AGNES Learns

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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.

Lesson plans

Looking at stonecut prints
Experiment with printmaking and learn more about Inuit culture
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Ivory and African elephants
Explore the many facets of ivory
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The art of interpretation
Learn about installation art and deepen your knowledge of world events
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Creative collages
Activities that use recycled and repurposed materials
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Imaginary worlds
Explore storytelling and sculpture
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Expression through fashion
A focus on the 1920s and how we express ourselves through fashion
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Shapes are all around
Landscapes and shapes
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Still life and your senses
Explore your five senses
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Exploring form and pose with Rembrandt
Activities that explore light and shadow
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Inspired by nature!
Imaginative activities that draw from the natural environment
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AGNES Learns: 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.
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AGNES Learns: 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.
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AGNES Learns: 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.
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AGNES Learns: Imaginary worlds
Imaginary worlds, looks at Shary Boyle, Interruption, 2006. Download an accompanying lesson plan under School Programs for Grades 1–8.
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AGNES Learns: 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.
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AGNES Learns: 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.
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AGNES Learns: 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.
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AGNES Learns: 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.
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AGNES Learns: 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.
Self-Guided Programs

If you wish to conduct a class tour yourself, please book in advance at (613) 533.6000 x 77347 or pubprog@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 most of your visit, we offer free Teachers’ Notes.

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Agnes reopened on Tuesday 7 July. Welcome back! Learn more.