Art in the Classroom
The AGN has created art curriculum resource kits. The kits are designed for use in the classroom with non-specialist teachers in mind.
The AGN has added two art curriculum resource kits to the set of earlier kits. The kits are designed for use in the classroom with non-specialist teachers in mind. The first kit is designed for Grade 4 level and addresses principals of design using non-traditional quilts. The second kit is designed for the Grade 5 level and uses the construction of platonic solids for a number of learning outcomes. The kits were designed and fabricated by our two teacher candidates from Queens University Faculty of Education, Jessica Smith and Katie Sweet. They worked in co-operation with Education committee member Joanne Smith and gallery member Margaret Challenger.
Two sets of the Grades 1 – 8 curriculum kits are now available for schools to borrow for three week periods. Additional funding is being sought to produce more kits. It is hoped that in the near future sufficient kits can be produced so that they can remain in the schools and reduce the need for the Gallery to be involved in their routine distribution and tracking.
We are currently updating our programming for children and youth and will post updates soon.