Museum-Digital Based Programs
Bruce at Home
The Bruce Museum’s mission is to promote the understanding and appreciation of Art and Science to enrich the lives of all people. While we will miss seeing you in the galleries, we still plan to engage and interact with you through all of the channels available to us. This means that for the time being the Bruce Museum has gone digital.
Going forward, the digital programs and offerings that serve this mission will look different, but will offer the same commitment to Art and Science as all of the Museum’s offerings.
Bruce Museum Presents At Home with Dr. Louise Flax
These classes will introduce you to new ways of looking at your artistic practice and add to your art arsenal, without requiring specialized materials. Watch for new lessons every other Monday, at brucemuseum.org. If you have any questions please contact Manager of School and Community Programs, Corinne Flax, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Home with Dr. Louise Flax - Art Demo
At Home Art with Dr. Louise Flax: Creating Designs
At Home with Dr. Louise Flax - Concentric and Radial Designs
Bruce Museum Presents At Home with Dr. Louise Flax - Popcorn - Exploring Technique
Museum staff are sharing their thoughts, historical detail and context fun facts; about their favorite objects from the Bruce Museum Collection. Find these brief postings on facebook, instagram, and twitter. The series can also be found on this page on our website. - Online here.
In this online series on instagram, which debuted on Sunday, staff and Museum docents revisit past exhibitions and explore what made them so memorable. Docent Becky Gillan starts us off with a fond look back at the popular annual iCreate exhibition of emerging high school student artists. iCreate 2019
Need a little Bruce Museum right this very minute? Below is a list of Bruce Museum offerings that you can access from home:
These new online programs will offer the same commitment to promoting the understanding and appreciation of Art and Science as all of the Museum’s regular programs and events. Some of the features now available online include:
Bruce at Home Family Activities:
Digital Weekends with the Bruce
Miss weekend family programs at the Bruce? Digital Weekends with the Bruce are fun, hands-on art and science projects for you and your family! Over the next several weekends, teaching artist Grayson Kennedy and Youth and Family Programs Manager Megan Brown will lead you in an online activity based on exhibitions at the Bruce Museum. Use the linked videos and write-ups to make something fun and creative while you’re home.
Digital Weekends Lesson 10
Digital Weekend Lesson 1
A Lesson in 1-pt perspective
Digital Weekend Lesson 2
A Lesson in Animal Anatomy
Digital Weekend Lesson 3
A Lesson in drawing a house
Digital Weekend Lesson 4
A Lesson in : Collecting Reimagined: a 2D Curiosity Cabinet Details
Digital Weekend Lession 5
A Lesson in: April Showers - Create a Landscape that reflects the rainy days of April.
Digital Weekend Lession 6
A Lesson in: Wild Bees
Digital Weekend Lesson 7
A Lesson in Assemblage Art
Digital Weekend Lesson 8
Pressed for Time
Digital Weekend Lesson 9
Even when our doors are closed, there are plenty of art and science exhibitions from the Bruce Museum at your fingertips. First, re-visit a past popular exhibition, Madagascar: Ghosts of the Past, through this mobile website. This gives you a chance to learn about the amazing creatures of Madagascar.
In addition, we are pleased to announce that you can also visit the public sculptures and nature surrounding Bruce Park through this NEW mobile website. If you decide to visit these sculptures in person, please remember to keep proper social distance between yourself and other visitors.
Lesson Plan for House on The Hill
The virtual exhibition is complemented by a Bruce at Home activity for young learners. Click here for this engaging lesson in how to conduct historical research.
Week 1: Introduction to Back Yard Birding
Click here for Bird Notes Page
Bird coloring page click here
Week 2: Soundscape Mapping, By Hara Woltz
Week 3: Pollination Appreciation
Week 4: Pollinators: Spotlight on Bees By Hara Woltz
Week 5: Plant Parts
Lesson 6: Getting to Know Trees
At Home STEAM Activities From the Bruce Museum
The Bruce Museum is closed to the public to help combat the spread of coronavirus in our community and beyond. During this time, Manager of School and Community Programs, Corinne Flax has created weekly STEAM activities for families with children at home.
These weekly activities will focus on basic STEAM concepts. Learners will get the chance to design, test, modify, experiment, hypothesize and much more.
A little about the series, At Home STEAM Activities:
● The series is for children ranging from 1st-5th grade. Each activity can take as little as 30 minutes or as much as an entire afternoon, depending on the interest level of your learners.
● All lessons will start with using a Science Journal. Your learner doesn’t need to write in their journal; pictures are a great source of information. The first lesson in the series has a tutorial on how to make a journal.
● Most of the activities need little or no adult supervision, but make your own best judgement.
● All activities come with a list of materials, a step by step instruction list and are compliant with NGSS Learning Expectations. NGSS Learning Expectations can be found at the end of the instructional section.
Most materials are common household items; substitutions will be suggested for items that are less common.
Click the lesson icon for the PDF lesson plan.
Click the lesson icon for the PDF lesson plan.
Digital Bruce Beginnings
This program, for children ages 3 through 5 and their caregivers, will be led by a museum educator and include a discussion of one of the Museum's online exhibitions, a related story book, and suggestions of interactive activities adults and kids can do together. Enjoy!
Digital Bruce Beginnings: Love Landscapes
Digital Bruce Beginnings: Colorful Chameleons
Digital Bruce Beginnings: Acting Out with Art
Digital Bruce Beginnings: Funny Frogs
Digital Bruce Beginnings: Artistic Imagination
Digital Bruce Beginnings: Dinosaurs