WAG-Qaumajuq supports K-12 teachers and students with interactive curriculum-based virtual and in-person tours and workshops, inspiring learning resources, and professional development opportunities.

School Tours

Bring your class to the WAG or let the WAG come to your classroom virtually! We offer exciting interactive, curriculum-based tours, lessons, and workshops. Available in English or French.

 

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Virtual Sessions

  • Virtual Tours offer a unique opportunity to bring exhibitions from the WAG into your classroom and/or students’ homes
  • Use Webex or Zoom as the platform to virtually visit the WAG with an educational facilitator
  • Your class will have the opportunity to see the works on display in the exhibitions, and will be encouraged to use visual thinking strategies to delve further into the artwork
  • We’ll send you a link to join the meeting and soon we’ll be looking at, talking about, and sharing art and stories together
  • $125/1 hour session. Book for both a Virtual Tour and a Virtual Workshop for $200 (a $50 savings)

Nuliajuk is a legendary figure in stories and art all throughout Inuit Nunangat. Students will hear the story of Nuliajuk, look at examples of art that she is portrayed in, and then be guided to create their own drawing of Nuliajuk, inspired by the story and artwork. (Materials needed: paper and pencils, colouring materials)

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INUA is the inaugural exhibition of Qaumajuq featuring contemporary and traditional artworks from across Inuit Nunangat and beyond. In the 60-minute session, students will view images of artworks in INUA and learn about the histories and traditions behind various pieces.

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Have a tour of the WAG-Qaumajuq’s Visible Vault, the only vault like it in the world! Students will have the opportunity to view images and learn about some of the 5,000 Inuit sculptures in the vault while creating a scene filled with animal drawings inspired by the sculptures.

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The exhibition, Naadohbii: To Draw Water, reflects on international Indigenous connections to water – spiritually, environmentally, socially, and culturally, looking into collective histories and fragilities of the future. Students will view images, learn about artwork in the exhibition and be inspired to create their own mixed-media artwork that connects to the rivers that flow through Winnipeg. (Materials needed: paper, pencil, and a combination of wax crayons, markers, and pencil crayons).

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Students will learn about the rich history of Inuit stenciling as a form of printmaking, then be guided to create their own stencil and print of a narwhal. (Materials needed: 2 pieces of white 8 x 11.5 cardstock paper, scissors, black, white, and blue acrylic or liquid tempera paint)

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Rankin Inlet has a rich history of ceramic art dating back to the 1960s. Students will learn about this unique artwork and then have an opportunity to create their own art inspired by what they learned. (Materials needed: clay, air-dry clay, Plasticine, Play-dough, or home-made dough).

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In Gallery Tours

We have adjusted our on-site school program offerings to adhere to provincial health guidelines, please see the points below.

  • Choose the perfect 60-minute tour for your group
  • Available from 10am, Tuesday-Friday
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • $60 per ten students or multiples thereof*
    *Round student numbers to nearest tens

 

  • Groups attending guided programs will be divided into small groups of 10 people maximum to ensure social distancing
  • School cohorts who are not social distancing from each other must social distance from the tour guide
  • Program content has been adjusted to remove object handling
  • All participants will be required to wear a mask, including WAG staff at all times during your guided program
  • Extensive cleaning of the Gallery is ongoing

 

INUA is the inaugural exhibition of Qaumajuq, the new Inuit art centre at the WAG. In the 60-minute session, students will view selected artworks in INUA.

BOOK ONLINE or call 204.789.1290 for inquiries

Have a tour of the WAG-Qaumajuq’s Visible Vault, the only vault like it in the world! Students will have the opportunity to learn about some of the 5,000 Inuit sculptures in the vault.

BOOK ONLINE or call 204.789.1290 for inquiries

The exhibition, Naadohbii: To Draw Water, reflects on international Indigenous connections to water – spiritually, environmentally, socially, and culturally, looking into collective histories and fragilities of the future. Students will learn about selected artworks in the exhibition and reflect on the importance of water.

BOOK ONLINE or call 204.789.1290 for inquiries

Hear the story of the legendary figure, Nuliajuk, and travel through the gallery to see artists’ depictions of her in a variety of mediums.

BOOK ONLINE or call 204.789.1290 for inquiries

  • Lead your students through the exhibition
  • Available from 11am
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • $60 per ten students or multiples thereof*
    *Round student numbers to nearest tens

BOOK ONLINE or call 204.789.1290 for inquiries

In Gallery Workshops

  • Available from 10am, Tuesday-Friday
  • Or, add a 60-minute art-making workshop to your interactive guided tour for a memorable tour and workshop experience.
    • Includes a 60-minute tour and 60-minute workshop (lunchroom can be provided upon request if available).
    • $120 per ten students or multiples thereof*
  • Add additional time in the galleries to your guided tour for $15 per 10 students (additional supervision required)
    *Round student numbers to nearest tens

Students will be inspired by the prints in INUA created by contemporary artists and artists of the past. Students will create their own printing “plate” and print their creation in this hands on workshop.

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Students will be inspired by arctic animal sculptures found in the Visible Vault. Students will create a stencil of an animal and print their stencil while learning about the traditions of stencil printing from Ulukhaktok, Northwest Territories.

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Students will be inspired by Naadohbii: To Draw Water to create their own mixed-media artwork that connects to the rivers that flow through Winnipeg.

BOOK ONLINE or call 204.789.1290 for inquiries

Virtual Workshops & Resources for Teacher

We are pleased to offer teachers free admission to the WAG all year long! Simply present your MTS card or teaching certificate to come explore our exhibitions and connect them with your classroom programming at no charge.

Book a Virtual Workshop designed for teachers and their colleagues who are looking for ideas of how to bring art education activities into their classroom. Sessions are 1.5 hours long. $200 per session.

Please contact WAG Educator and Art Therapist, Colleen Leduc for previous exhibition education materials and curriculum links.

Art has the capacity to communicate so many ideas, concepts, emotions and perspectives. Learn how to help students to read or decipher the context or deeper significance behind an artwork by utilizing proven visual literacy strategies.

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Learn about two amazing Inuit women artists that have made their mark in the international world of art. Explore a variety of examples, and learn about the stories and cultural significance behind their work.

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Art can often communicate more than words are able to express. Join WAG Art Educator and Art Therapist, Colleen Leduc to learn how you can use art and artmaking to help students who are experiencing challenges or difficulties.

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Join WAG Art Educator and Art Therapist, Colleen Leduc to explore a variety of activities, mediums, and helpful tools to make teaching art more accessible for students with additional needs.

For more information, contact [email protected]

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EAL Tours

We are pleased to offer interactive tours for English as an additional language (EAL) classrooms. Created by EAL teachers and art educators, these tours offer groups the opportunity to practice a variety of literacy skills while simultaneously expanding their knowledge of Canadian culture, history, and identity.

These 90-minute tours are designed to support in-class lessons with a dynamic gallery experience that will leave participants feeling enlightened and inspired!

A pre-visit booklet is available for use in the classroom upon booking.

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