As part of the celebrations surrounding the 100th birthday of Canadian artist Jean-Paul Riopelle, his foundation is pleased to announce the launch of a virtual, free educational platform available to all Canadian schools! Encounter Jean Paul Riopelle through his works, his words and his gestures!

We can’t wait to introduce you to this colorful artist through turnkey educational projects for elementary and high school students.
You will find five themes related to the work of Jean Paul Riopelle: Play, the Journey, Freedom, Earth and Nature.

Discover with your students the universe of Jean Paul Riopelle in a playful and stimulating way:

5 themes related to the work of Jean Paul Riopelle
10  art projects for kids and teens
5 online creation games for everyone
5 online appreciation games for all
18  didactic, technical and thematic video clips
1  explanatory lexicon

ALL resources are available in both English and French!

As a prelude to the development of these projects, we recommend that you read a pedagogical guide produced in conjunction with the Canadian Art Institute to reconnect with Riopelle: “Abstraction and the Inspiration of Nature through the Art of Jean Paul Riopelle“.

A vast selection of fun and stimulating resources available to teachers and students from sea to sea.

See all of the works included under the different themes in a single viewing environment.

Short Videos
Short, accessible and easily understood: these videos help to support the successful completion of each project.

Creation Games
In class, with family or with friends, take on the challenge of creating through stimulating games. Jean Paul Riopelle loved to play, and he loved to use games as part of his creative process.

Appreciation Games
Learning through play is serious fun! Explore these amusing games for each theme.

The timeline offers a clear overview of important moments in Jean Paul’s life and the elements that influenced him.

Learn more about Jean Paul’s life through amusing photos from that time.

What did Jean Paul Riopelle think about freedom, play, nature, the Earth and his trajectories? Explore citations that inspire reflection!

Teacher’s Guide
The teacher’s guide offers a comprehensive overview of each component to be found the Studio Riopelle digital platform. It explains how to approach the artist’s practice so as to invite students to dive into the heart of Jean Paul Riopelle’s creative process.

The glossary provides definitions for different ideas associated to the visual arts and Jean Paul Riopelle’s artistic practice.

RIO Gallery
Showing off your students’ talents has never been easier. Share images of their work in the virtual Rio Gallery, so they can be seen around the world.