There is no better way to learn about art than to experience original works. A visit to the gallery will allow students to see and work with some of our most interesting contemporary and historic art. The gallery’s Education Coordinator and Tour Guides lead class discussions on important curriculum elements, techniques, and themes in relation to the work in each exhibition. Each student will be given an activity book wot compliment the tour discussion. Activity books are specifically designed for each exhibition to target key concepts with drawing, writing, and looking activities created at curriculum level.
Gallery tour may be complimented with a hands-on art class where students will create their own work inspired by what they have seen in the exhibition. The art class component allows students to apply what they have learned in the tour while incorporating their own sense of creativity. Classes opting for a tour with an art class component will be spilt into two groups; one group will start with a tour of the art gallery while the other will begin with the art class. The groups will switch activities half-way through the visit. Each student will finish an artwork that may be brought home after the tour or picked up from the gallery on a later date.