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Learning through the Arts video series - a collection of 57 exemplar videos to support teaching of the Ontario Arts curriculum.  

ArtsAlive.ca - the National Arts Centre's performing arts educational website. Learn about orchestral music, dance, English and French language theatre.

Visual Arts

Art Safari - teaches you how to look at and talk about art. Online activities encourage children to write stories about art and to create their own artwork.

The Artist's Toolkit - Visual Elements and Principles - explore the tools that artists use - like line, colour and balance - to build works of art (Minneapolis Institute of Arts)

A Brush with Wildlife - How do you use art principles like balance, contrast, movement, and proportion to compose a powerful work of art?  Create a composition with a famous wildlife artist.

Art Tales:  Telling Stories With Wildlife Art 

McMichael Canadian Art Gallery

Tomthomsonart.ca offers an intimate glimpse of this brilliant, beloved artist and unravels many of the mysteries of his life.

Perspectives: Woman Artists in North America - a Virtual Museum of Canada   en Franšais

A. Pintura: Art Detective   is an online game about art history and art composition. In the game, you play a 1940's noir detective with a degree in art history.  A. Pintura: Art Detective is designed for 4th-graders and up. Students can play the game independently or in small groups. 

Inside Art is an online game which explores a painting from the inside out. During an art museum tour, you're sucked into a vortex and find yourself inside a mystery painting. Your only hope of escape is to answer the questions "Who?/What?/Where?/How?"  Inside Art is designed for 4th-graders and up.

Destination Modern Art - from the Museum of Modern Art - designed especially for children ages five to eight, features a visitor from outer space who is sent to Earth on a mission to explore modern art.

Emily Carr at Home and at Work - a SchoolNet Digital Collection  (English and French)

Vancouver Art Gallery - Emily Carr  en Franšais

Louvre Museum - take the Virtual Tour   en Franšais

Mr. Picassohead - Create your own head in the style of Picasso

Teachers!  Link to lesson plans and teaching ideas.

Music

ArtsAlive.ca Music  - a great place to discover the excitement of the performing arts! Learn all about orchestral music, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, its musicians and friends, great composers, conductors and much more!

San Francisco Symphony for Kids - Fun With Music - learn about the elements of music and the instruments of a symphony orchestra

Music through the Curriculum - activities that connect music to Reading, Math and Science

The Astonishing World of Musical Instruments - from the Virtual Museum of Canada  (French & English)

Music Notes:  An Interactive Online Musical Experience 

Learn About Instruments

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Drama and Dance

ArtsAlive.ca English Theatre is designed to uncover the behind-the-scenes world of professional English Canadian Theatre.

Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays - scripts to print out and read/perform

Prologue to the Performing Arts - showcase videos

ArtsAlive.ca Dance - Dance lovers, students and teachers: this is where you'll find engaging and interactive educational resources, videos, games, learning tools and a wealth of information designed to build your understanding of and appreciation for dance.
 

Teachers!  Link to lesson plans and teaching ideas.

 

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