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Intermediate Senior Visual Arts

Online Lesson Ideas

AGO Teacher Resources
"Find resources and activities you can use in your classroom to help students build visual literacy and develop their skills in observation, interpretation, critical thinking, and creativity."

Annenburg Learner
Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum.

Guggenheim: Learning Through Art
"LTA curriculum consists of two types of lessons: Art Investigation lessons are developed around specific artworks, with background and discussion questions, while Art Making lessons are studio projects that explore particular topics with hands-on, creative activities and active discussions."

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Lesson Plans
Although mapped to Common Core State Standards these lesson plans are easily adapted to Canadian needs.

National Gallery of Art
This website offers image downloads, lessons, and more resources.

Ontario Educational Resource Bank
See password page. Over 5000 lesson plans, activities, maps, and interactive multimedia objects.

Open Studio
Open Studio's goal is to make contemporary arts education more accessible to both teachers and students. Contains a collection of art-making activities, each presented as a free, downloadable PDF, with prompts, artist biographies, and images of the artist and their works.

Ottawa Art Gallery: Contemporary Indigenous Arts in the Classroom
"This project aims to provide elementary and high-school level teachers with curriculum-linked lesson plans designed by contemporary Indigenous artists. The goal is to build students' cultural competence and respect for diverse Indigenous peoples, while encouraging critical thinking about colonialism in Canada."

Vancouver Art Gallery
Downloadable Teacher's Study Guides.

Asian Art and Culture at the Freer Sackler Gallery
Educators resources: "one-stop destination for curriculum guides, lesson plans, classroom posters, and more."

Planning Art Lessons and Units
A resource discussing how to plan art lessons and units.

Lesson Ideas in Books and Classroom Textbooks

The first two titles are textbooks used in Ontario classrooms which are full of lesson plans. You can find them in the Textbook Collection.

For information on curbside pick-up see: https://guides.library.queensu.ca/education

LinkedIn Learning

Designing a Typographic Dada Poster
Nigel French, Graphic Designer, Author, Artist, Trainer, presents how you might teach students to use materials at hand such as Photoshop and Illustrator to mimic the Dada aesthetics. "These techniques include simulating imperfect baselines, creating an overprint effect, and adding texture."

Artsonia

Artsonia
Huge library of lesson plans for all grades. Register free to browse and share.

Agnes Etherington

Agnes Etherington Art Centre
School programs for grades 1 to 8, downloadable lesson plans available.

TVO Learn

Visual Arts (AVI1O) Grade 9
This course (not for credit) is intended for student-directed learning at home, but contains resources that may be good for the classroom. Modules can also be recommended to students to help further their understanding of difficult concepts.

Visual Arts (AVI3M) Grade 11
This course (not for credit) is intended for student-directed learning at home, but contains resources that may be good for the classroom. Modules can also be recommended to students to help further their understanding of difficult concepts.

Arts Visuels (AVI1O) Grade 9, French
This course (not for credit) is intended for student-directed learning at home, but contains resources that may be good for the classroom. Modules can also be recommended to students to help further their understanding of difficult concepts.