Education Newsletters

  • September 28, 2022 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: A Time for Reflection, Dialogue, and Action

    As Orange Shirt Day approaches on September 30th, we are sharing five powerful projects to inspire conversations about art and meaningful change.
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  • September 14, 2022 Warmth, Wonder, and Abundance: Embracing Autumnal Splendour

    In celebration of the fall equinox, we are exploring September’s delights through the art of four Canadian visionaries.
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  • September 7, 2022 Wishing You a Safe & Smooth Start to the New School Year

    As classrooms are readied and curriculum prepared, here’s a preview of what the ACI Education Program has in store this season.
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  • June 22, 2022 Our Future Artists: Winners of the 2022 Canadian Art Inspiration Contest

    Last winter the Art Canada Institute asked students across Canada to offer a fresh interpretation of some of this country’s greatest works of art. Today we are proud to share the results of our yearly creative challenge.
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  • June 15, 2022 Visual Art and Cultural Wisdom: Celebrating Indigenous Artists

    Resources to inspire connection, conversation, and creation in National Indigenous History Month.
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  • June 1, 2022 One Hundred Years of Riopelle: Celebrating a Canadian Master

    In anticipation of the artist’s upcoming centenary, the ACI and the Jean Paul Riopelle Foundation celebrate the legacy of this iconic Quebec-born creator.
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  • May 25, 2022 Spring into Summer: Seasonal Brilliance

    With nature in full bloom, we are looking to 5 Canadian works that represent the splendor of this time of year.
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  • May 11, 2022 Continuing a Legacy of Greatness: Celebrating Asian Heritage Month

    Five artists who inspire connection and reflection through printmaking, collage, photography, and painting.
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  • April 27, 2022 Artists Who Play it Forward: Music and Sound in Canadian Art

    Rejoice in the harmony, cadence, and rhythm in these five visual works.
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  • April 13, 2022 Art for a Healthier Planet: A Creative Call for Change

    Art for a Healthier Planet: A Creative Call for Change. With Earth Month underway, we share resources on environmentalism from the ACI digital library to bring Canadian art into the conversation.
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  • April 12, 2022 Canadian Art Book Giveaway: A Gift from the ACI Library

    On the anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, we are delighted to offer a free copy of our publication “Walter S. Allward: Life & Work” to school libraries across the country.
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  • March 30, 2022 Nutrition and Healthy Eating: An Artful Serving of Creativity

    Five iconic artists who explore the rich cultures of food in Canada.
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  • March 16, 2022 Art and "La langue française": Creative Expression in Quebec.

    With the UN French Language Day coming up on March 20, we are delighted to share the work of five Francophone artists who explore language, history, and cultural heritage.
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  • March 2, 2022 Girl Power: Canadian Artists for International Women’s Day

    Inspire, create, and inform with this selection from the ACI Digital Library.
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  • February 16, 2022 It's All Relative: Art for Family Day

    Four Canadian and Indigenous artists who shed light on the joy and importance of family in its many shapes and forms.
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  • February 2, 2022 Celebrating Black History Month: Shining Light on Canadian Creators

    Five inspiring artworks in celebration of African and Caribbean Canadian art history.
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  • January 19, 2022 Celebrating Young Artists: 2022 Student Contest

    The Art Canada Institute is delighted to launch the 2nd edition of our Canadian Art Inspiration Student Contest.
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  • January 5, 2022 Art and Learning in the New Year: Resolutions for Creative Infusion

    Very best wishes for the return to teaching in 2022.
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  • December 15, 2021 Health, Happiness, Holiday Cheer: Warmest Wishes from ACI to You

    As the winter break approaches, we at the Art Canada Institute Education Program would like to take a moment to thank and appreciate the community of teachers and educators who connect with us through a mutual love of art and learning.
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  • December 1, 2021 Out on the Town: Art in Public Space

    5 Canadian artworks that light up their communities, and offer inspiration for how to meaningfully engage with our own.
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  • November 17, 2021 Celebrating World Children’s Day: ACI Resources for Young Learners

    In honour of World Children’s Day, we are shining a spotlight on elementary teaching resources from the Art Canada Institute Education Program.
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  • November 3, 2021 Observing Remembrance Day: Paying Tribute Through Art

    As we look ahead to Remembrance Day, we reflect on Canadian and Indigenous artists and artworks that honour those who served.
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  • October 19, 2021 From Still Lifes to the Selfie: Camera Art in Canada

    Five artists who approach photography with creativity, purpose, and radical innovation.
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  • September 29, 2021 The Power of Portraits: Learn, Observe, Create

    Inspired by the work of Canadian artists from the 1800s to the present day, four activities bring portraiture into the classroom.
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  • September 15, 2021 Art, Truth, Reconciliation: A Call for Change

    As the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation approaches, learn about the work of Indigenous artists across the country and their vital contributions to meaningful change.
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  • September 1, 2021 For the Love of Reading

    As back-to-school beckons and with International Literacy Day just around the corner, here are 5 Canadian artists to help us celebrate learning, literacy, and a love of books.
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  • June 24, 2021 Wishing You a Safe and Happy Summer Break

    School is nearly finished, and after such an extraordinary year, we’re looking forward to a relaxing summer.
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  • June 9, 2021 Indigenous History Month: Recognize, Reclaim, Restory

    Explore Resources Dedicated to Indigenous Art in Canada.
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  • May 19, 2021 Art, Education, and the Great Outdoors

    From the forest to the night sky, art to inspire you to go outside this spring.
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  • May 5, 2021 Asian Heritage Month: Legacies of Culture

    Explore works by five Asian Canadian artists.
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  • April 21, 2021 Celebrating Canada’s Future Artists

    The Art Canada Institute Education Program is delighted to announce the Canadian Art Inspiration Contest for Grades K to 12.
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  • April 7, 2021 Inspire, Inform, and Take Action

    Celebrating Earth Day through the work of artists in Canada.
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  • March 24, 2021 Creating Inspiring Spaces for Learning

    Transform your classrooms with four art activity ideas from the ACI Education Program.
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  • March 10, 2021 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, and Their Art Connections

    Explore connections between the visual arts and STEM with works from four Canadian artists.
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  • February 24, 2021 Inspiring Visions for a Better Canada

    Four Canadian women artists who #ChooseToChallenge.
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  • February 10, 2021 Global Citizens and National Leaders

    Explore themes of social awareness, communities of care, and multiple belongings through the work of four Canadian artists.
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  • January 27, 2021 Commemorating, Remembering, and Bearing Witness

    International Holocaust Remembrance Day through the Work of Canada’s Artists.
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  • January 13, 2021 Arts of Resilience: Decolonizing Your Curriculum

    If you are planning to integrate work by First Nations, Inuit, and Métis artists into your classroom in the new year, here are five artists we think you should know.
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  • December 16, 2020 The Best Medicine: Wellness Through Art

    Learn about the ways that Canadian art can be a gateway for teaching joy, confidence, gratitude, and more.
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  • December 2, 2020 Canadian Women Artists and Transformative Social Change

    Shining a light on activism, feminism, and world views through our country’s visual culture.
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  • November 18, 2020 Bring together Canadian Art and Environmental Science

    Get creative with lessons on land and nature inspired by our country’s visual culture.
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  • November 4, 2020 Canadian Artists and Issues of Our Time

    Our country’s art can be a powerful foundation for teaching critical questions and topics, from treaty texts to COVID-19.
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  • October 21, 2020 Exploring National Identity: Critical Questions for Canadian Classrooms

    Learn about multiculturalism, nationhood, and identities through the work of four Canadian artists.
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  • October 7, 2020 Bringing Canadian Art Into the Classroom

    No matter what subject you teach, let Canadian art be an entrance to learning with our new, open-access resources available in English and French.
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