THE McMICHAEL CANADIAN ART COLLECTION: ART, NATURE, HISTORY, AND INNOVATION
For the 2016–17 school year, the McMichael presents an ambitious exhibition program celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the McMichael as well as the approaching sesquicentennial anniversary of Canada. Featuring works by iconic Canadian artists Tom Thomson, A.Y. Jackson, Lawren Harris, and Jack Bush, these exhibitions delve deeply into the social and global context of Modernism in Canada and reassess its impact on more contemporary artists such as Joyce Wieland and young Vancouver-based Colleen Heslin. This very special year will conclude with The Group of Seven Guitar Project, a unique curatorial presentation to open in May 2017, that will offer students an opportunity to explore the synergy between music and visual arts in an innovative way.
A place of art and nature, history and innovation, the McMichael is an inspirational national treasure that everyone must visit. Explore the past, contemplate the present, and discover the future at the McMichael! Broaden your students’ understanding of and interest in almost any subject.
CREATIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCE: A GROUNDBREAKING APPROACH TO LEARNING
The McMichael’s highly interactive programs are designed to advance students’ visual literacy, nurture creative thinking, and foster interpretation and communication skills. Teachers are invited to choose from a wide selection of tours and workshops that encourage creativity in gallery and outdoor settings, as well as McMichael Signature Studios which have been designed in collaboration with established Canadian artists. Our studio programs invite students to respond creatively to challenges, obstacles, and issues they face today, including finding one’s place in a diverse society, understanding the development of Canada as a nation and responding to current social and environmental challenges.
These innovative learning experiences can be applied across the curriculum and address the Ministry’s expectations for each grade level.
McMichael Art Educators and Studio Instructors excel at managing and accommodating individual learning styles while inspiring creativity. Their knowledge and teaching skills foster meaningful and engaging experiences for students, creating truly lasting memories.