A Meeting of the School Trustees

Robert Harris
A Meeting of the School Trustees (Detail), 1885
oil on canvas
102.2 x 126.5 cm
Purchased 1886
National Gallery of Canada (no. 6)


Art Techniques

Basic Drawing with Pencil Techniques

Draw with pencil through simple exercises with artist Ysabel Jetté.

Painting a still life composition

Follow painter Nathalie Mantha as she demonstrates the steps to create a still life in acrylic paints.

Creating a portrait bust in clay

Learn from sculptor Suzanne Valois as she demonstrates how to create a portrait bust in clay.


Gallery Highlights

In this series, produced in collaboration with the Independent Learning Centre, Ontario’s designated provider of distance education, learn about key artworks and artists in the Gallery’s collection with Educator, Béatrice Djahanbin.




Fir Tree and Sky by Emily Carr. 
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Ganesha Dancing, late 9th or 10th Century, India. 
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Meeting of the School Trustees by Robert Harris.
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Nunali by Jackoposie Oopakak. 
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The Death of General Wolfe by Benjamin West. 
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Vulcan and Aeolus by Piero di Cosimo. 
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Iris by Vincent van Gogh
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North Shore, Lake Superior by Lawren S. Harris
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