Students who are regularly engaged in the arts become greater thinkers and learners. MacLaren VanGo programmes offer unique opportunities for students to meet and work with professional visual artists in the classroom and at the Gallery. Students participate in meaningful cross-curricular activities that encourage creativity, skills development and visual literacy, nurturing their appreciation of visual art. VanGo artists are highly qualified, experienced art instructors dedicated to inspiring creativity in all children.
VanGo meets the requirements of the Ontario Arts Curriculum and offers links to the Language, Science and Social Studies Curriculum. All programmes include a teacher information package with booking confirmation.
Four New VanGo Programmes!
This year, the VanGo team is excited to introduce a new partnership with the Simcoe Contemporary Dancers for a primary-level programme called Rhythm n’ Hues that merges dance with visual art! For the junior-level, two new programmes have been developed, Distant Horizons, a soft-pastel drawing programme inspired by Canadian artist Tom Thomson and On Your Mark, an abstract drawing programme using artist-level drawing materials and techniques. For the Intermediate-level, the MacLaren is proud to present a hard-edge painting programme The Clean Shape, inspired by Indigenous artist Rita Letendre, whom the MacLaren holds three of her paintings in our Permanent Collection. With a roster of over 25 engaging studio options, these unique programmes meet Ontario Arts Curriculum standards in dynamic and engaging ways!
Why not consider booking a VanGo programme at the Gallery? VanGo Gallery includes a field-trip to the MacLaren Art Centre that begins with a guided exhibition tour followed by a VanGo programme of your choice.
To find out more, please download the 2019-2020 VanGo Brochure or contact Education Assistant Natalie Fisher at (705) 720-1044 ext.232 / firstname.lastname@example.org