Home Learning Resources

Download learning resources and art activities for all ages inspired by KWAG's exhibitions and Permanent Collection


With schooling now taking place in homes all across the province during the COVID-19 pandemic, KWAG has responded to the many calls we've received from teachers and parents alike to prepare accessible lessons you can download and print for use at home. 

Our Public Programs team have designed these easy-to-follow lesson plans and art activities in conversation with exhibitions such as The Myth of Consensus and Expressions 45: Rework/Revisit to promote visual literacy and encourage students to use their own imaginations to tell stories and make art inspired by historical and contemporary artists from across Canada. 

NEW: Monica Tap: Road to Lily Dale I (Primary/Junior/Intermediate)

Learn how art can allow us to see Monica Tap's Road to Lily Dale 1 is an energetic abstract painting suggestive of a forested landscapemovement and change in our local environments while making your own landscape paintings in the style of Monica Tap's Road to Lily Dale I, a work from our Permanent Collection inspired by Homer Watson's pilgrimage along the path of the Grand River. Lesson plans are available for students in Grades 1-12 and include additional resources for expanded learning about this notable Canadian landscape painter. 

Download Monica Tap lesson plan for Primary (Grades 1-3)

Download Monica Tap lesson plan for Junior (Grades 4-6)

Download Monica Tap lesson plan for Intermediate (Grades 7-12)


Aislinn Thomas: A piece of cloth, held taut (Intermediate/Grades 7-12)

Takao Tanabe's Optimist is a yellow painting with a rounded red form slightly off-centre, highlighted by a darker gold halo

Kitchener artist Aislinn Thomas worked with community volunteers to create experimental forms of visual description for works of abstract art found in The Myth of ConsensusThis lesson introduces Thomas' process and guidance for students to create their own spoken-word descriptions based on abstract paintings by Jack Bechtel. 

Download Aislinn Thomas' lesson plan in PDF format.


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May 6th, 2020 12:00 AM   through   May 8th, 2021 12:00 AM
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