Art Gallery of Alberta

School Programs Information

There are many ways to connect to your AGA! Choose from the options below to explore exhibitions, create projects in the Singhmar Centre for Art Education or enjoy a Full Day Experience.

Exhibition Visits

Exhibition Visits

Exhibition visits offer in-depth opportunities for students to connect to artworks in a gallery setting. Each program is based on a thematic exploration of artwork and connects to multiple areas of the Programs of Study through a variety of activities and exercises.

Program Length
90 Minutes

Program Times
Offered Tuesday-Friday:
9:30-11 am; 11 am-12:30 pm; 12:30-2 pm

Weekend programs are also available upon request

Program Cost
$88 for a group up to 10 students
$132 for a group up to 20 students
$176 for a group up to 30 students

*All prices are before GST

On-going Programs

2013-2014 Program Dates: September 17, 2013- June 27, 2014

Program dates for 2013-2014 bookings are available now! Book your date today to confirm a spot. Full program selection will be available this summer.

Program Name Age Range &
POS Connection
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Tiny Art Adventures Pre-School-Kingergarten
Fine Arts, Early Childhood Learning
Search, move, play and discover in this interactive Gallery visit. Tiny Art Adventures introduces young students to art and the museum through a variety of interactive, multi-sensory exercises.
Learning to Look Gr. 1-12
Fine Arts, Language Arts, and Social Studies
How can we ‘read’ a work of art? Students explore the art and architecture of the AGA to practice close-looking and observation strategies while strengthening their visual literacy and visual thinking skills. This program introduces multiple ways of looking at art while focusing on how students can connect art and ideas to their own lives and experiences.
Artist as Storyteller Gr. 1-6
English Language Arts, Fine Arts
Explore the art at the AGA through story in this exploratory visit. Discuss setting, characters, and narrative to learn all about the art of storytelling. This thematic visit includes brainstorming, story sequencing, and oral storytelling activities.
Art Texts Gr. 7-12
English Language Arts, Fine Arts
Investigate art as text with this exploration that focuses on developing critical viewing strategies and skills by connecting to student experiences with visual imagery. Through group discussions, creative writing exercises and visual representation games, students investigate several visual texts throughout the Gallery.

This program is also offered for English Language Learners.
The Science of Museums Gr. 3-9
Science, Fine Arts
Art and science connect in this inquiry-based program. Students investigate the science of art and the art museum through a variety of open-ended exercises, drawing, labeling, searching, questioning and hypothesizing about environments throughout the Gallery.
Art Beyond Borders Gr. 7-12
Social Studies, Fine Arts
Students explore how artists use the visual arts to communicate cultural influences and how artists have responded to the impact of major world events through their art over time. This program explores the idea of ‘worldview’ challenging students to consider their own worldview and how it connects to those of artists from the past and present.
Shifting Perspectives: Connecting to Contemporary Art Gr. 10-12
Fine Arts
Contemporary artists often use unconventional methods, media, and messages that push the boundaries of traditional art forms. Challenge your students to investigate how contemporary artists blur the lines between opposing ideas to alter and shift perspectives in art.
Lire L'Art Gr. 1-12
Fine Art (French Immersion), French Language Arts, French as a Second Language
Lire l’art stimule l’appréciation et la compréhension des arts visuels, et crée un forum où l’on peut échanger des idées personnelles en français. Les étudiants apprennent à interpréter les œuvres d’art en participant à des activités uniques et amusantes qui leur stimuleront l’esprit critique.
ImaginArte Gr. 1-12
Fine Art (Spanish Immersion), Spanish as a Second Language
Es Posible "Leer" una obra de arte? En esta visita, los estudiantes podrán establecer estas conexiones y muchas más "leyendo" el arte y la arquitetura de la AGA mientras practican la observación detallada y razonada, a la vez que afinan su sentido de la observacion estética fortaleciendo sus habilidades visuales y cognitivas.

Click here to request a School Program Booking, or view the School Programs FAQ.

Studio Projects

Studio Projects

Studio projects in the AGA’s Singhmar Centre for Art Education offer an opportunity for students to experiment with media in order to better understand the process and concepts explored by specific artists. Projects focus on the conceptual and technical side of art-making and include a brief visit into the exhibition spaces to investigate specific artworks that relate to the studio project concepts.

Studio projects encourage students to explore new concepts, materials and strategies that can be applied towards projects in the classroom. Meaningful artworks often take a lot of time to produce. The studio art that your students will be producing is a hint at or a starting point to something much bigger. Teachers are encouraged to expand upon their Studio Project and the concepts learned at the AGA in the classroom.

Program Length
2 Hours

Program Times
Offered Tuesday-Friday:
9:30-11:30 am; noon-2 pm

Late afternoon, evening and weekend times are also available upon request

Program Cost
$153 for a group up to 15 students
$208 for a group up to 30 students

*All prices are before GST

Program Name Grade Levels Description
Colour Play
Sept. 17-June 26, 2014

Mixed exercises: Collage & Painting

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Pre-School-Grade 2
Fine Arts, Early Childhood Learning
What sound does red make? What does blue smell like? How does purple move? Students explore their world through colour in this multi-sensory, experimental studio workshop. Starting in the studio, students combine, share and play to learn about colour mixing. Next, students use their five senses to explore colour in the Gallery spaces through search games and movement activities. Back in the studio, students work in groups to create a large scale mural inspired by different types of music. Each student takes away their own piece of the mural which can be displayed with the others as a class or individually!
Play on Architecture
Sept. 17-June 26, 2014

Wood-Block Architectural Sculpture

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Pre-school-Grade 2
Fine Arts, Early Child

Explore the architecture of the AGA from the inside out before creating your own abstract architectural sculpture! Investigate architecture through movement activities and Gallery explorations focused on shape, colour and the relationship between art and the built environment. In the studio, plan, build, glue and paint to create a 3-D architectural sculpture from wood blocks and tempura paint.
Architecture Olympics
Sept. 17-June 26, 2014

Building Exercises and Abstract Wood Sculpture

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Gr. 3-9
Science, Fine Arts
How can design be used to make our lives better, easier, or more fun? Students will discover how design is all around us and how it shapes our lives and lifestyle. Design learning, inquiry- based activities, critical and creative thinking are all key concepts as students investigate the architecture of the AGA through design challenges, draw inspiration from museums around the world and work in small teams to design and build architectural models. Students will engage in a process of design which will have them looking at and thinking critically about the built and artistic world that surrounds us.
Alberta Stories
Sept. 17-June 26, 2014

Watercolour & Block Printing


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Gr. 4-9
Fine Arts, Early Childhood Learning
Discover Alberta stories by exploring the work of Alberta artists from the past and present. In the gallery, students explore current exhibitions to discover connection between art and story and gather inspiration to develop their own Alberta story. In the studio, students create a small watercolour and block print based on their Alberta Story. Grade 4 students can enter this project in the ATB Young Artists Competition.
My Place
Sept 17 – June 26, 2014
Gr. 1 - 6
Fine Arts
Landscape art becomes more than just physical space in this fun studio project! Students explore the idea of ‘place’ and their own place in the world through storytelling, Gallery explorations and a mixed-media sculpture project. Students investigate the basic elements of landscape art including foreground, mid-ground and background and visit Gallery spaces to discover how artists tell stories about ‘places’ in their artwork. In the studio, students work with a variety of materials to build their own 3-dimensional relief sculpture based on a place that is important to them.
Nature Studies: Ecology of Artists
February 4–June 26, 2014
Gr. 7-12
Fine Arts, Science
Students will use scientific inquiry methods to better understand the connection between nature and human beings, as they examine the many ways nature inspires artists today and in the past. In the Gallery, students will explore different perspectives, make observational drawings and participate in hands-on activities to gather clues and develop a working hypothesis. In the studio, students examine their own ideas about nature before creating a freestanding sculpture using wire and clay.
Chagall’s Frames of Fancy
Oct 28–Feb 14, 2014
Gr. 7-12
Fine Arts, Language Arts and Social Studies
Delve into the vibrant, colour-rich world of Marc Chagall and his interpretation of the Daphnis & Chloé love story. Working with critical thinking strategies, students discover how artists construct meaning through visual relationships, such as purposeful positioning and grouping of subjects. Students reflect on how symbolism derived from these visual relationships and outside influences contributes to the formation of a narrative. In the studio, students will compose mixed-media compositions to further explore the concept of purposeful placement within art and the use of colour effects for expression.
Drawing with the Masters
Dec 16–Mar 7, 2014
Gr. 7-12
Fine Arts
Inspired by Renaissance techniques of chiaroscuro and perspective, students will play with line, value and point of view to create a series of figurative compositions. Starting in the Gallery, students explore artworks by Italian masters, while examining changing trends in art and the implications of this change on the ‘look’ of art; then students will experiment with value and perspective in a series of sketching and collage activities ending with the observational study of a famous figurative work. In the studio, students further develop their ideas through a variety of mark-making strategies, drawing exercises and materials to bring their own figurative works to life.

Full-Day

Full Day Program

Pick and choose your program to create an all-immersive day of art and fun! This program includes a choice of an Exhibition Visit and a Studio Project in the Singhmar Centre for Art Education (see above for descriptions). The program also includes an additional gallery activity connected to your Studio Project. All Full Day Programs include use of the studio lunch facilities.

Program Times
Offered Tuesday-Friday:
9:30 am-2 pm

Weekend times are also available upon request

Program Cost
$294 for a class up to 20 students
$336 for a class up to 30 students

*All prices are before GST

A Typical Full Day Program includes

9:30-11 am Exhibition Visit(with Educators)
11:00-11:30 am In-Gallery Activities
11:30 am-noon Lunch in Studios
noon-2:00: Studio project

Art Apprenticeship

Art Apprenticeship

The Art Apprenticeship Program allows students to experience an in-depth three days of art and excitement at the AGA! Taking the role of artists and curators, students experience a variety of Exhibition Visits and Studio Projects in the Singhmar Centre for Art Education that are related to a theme developed in partnership between the Education Programs Manager and the classroom teacher. For more information and further details on this program, please contact the Education Programs Manager at Dara.Armsden@youraga.ca

Program Times

Three day program offered Tuesday-Thursday or Wednesday-Friday:
9:30-2 pm daily

Program Cost

$1008 for a group up to 30 students
**All prices are before GST

Bilingual

Spanish Programs

Visitas guiadas >

Nuestras visitas guiadas ofrecen la oportunidad de explorar las obras de arte de una forma interactiva. Los programas han sido creados en base al curriculum de Alberta e incorporan una variedad de actividades y ejercicios temáticos para explorar las obras de arte de la AGA.

Duración
90 Minutos

Horarios
De martes a viernes
09.30 a 11.00 h; 11.00 a 12.30 h; 12.30 a 14.00 h
Programas de fin de semana son disponibles bajo petición.
Programas fuera de estos horarios son disponibles bajo petición.

Precios
$84 para un grupo de hasta 10 estudiantes
$126 para un grupo de hasta 20 estudiantes
$168 para un grupo de hasta 30 estudiantes


Visitas-taller >

Los proyectos de taller ofrecen la oportunidad de experimentar con distintos materiales para explorar los conceptos y procesos utilizados por los distintos artistas. Estas visitas se enfocaran en el aspecto conceptual y técnico de la creación artistica, e incluyen una pequeña guía por la galería para investigar obras de arte pertinente al proyecto.
Los proyectos de taller están diseñados para motivar los estudiantes a explorar distintos materiales, conceptos, y estrategias artísticas para luego aplicarlas en sus proyectos escolares. Muchas veces una obra de arte requiere bastante tiempo para ser completada. El arte creado en el taller presenta un punto de partida para crear algo mas detallado, y les recomendamos a los instructores que utilicen el proyecto de tal manera de vuelta en la clase.

Duración
90 Minutos

Horarios
De martes a viernes
09.30 a 11.30 h; 12.00 a 14.00 h
Programas fuera de estos horarios son disponibles bajo petición.

Precios
$84 para un grupo de hasta 10 estudiantes
$126 para un grupo de hasta 20 estudiantes
$168 para un grupo de hasta 30 estudiantes


French programs

Visites Guidées >

La visite des diverses expositions au musée des beaux arts offre des possibilités en profondeur pour les étudiants de pouvoir se connecter aux œuvres d’art. Chaque programme est basé sur une exploration thématique des oeuvres d’art et se connecte à plusieurs domaines du programme d’étude à travers une variété d’activités et d’exercices intéractifs.

Durée
90 Minutes

Horaire
Du mardi au vendredi
09.30 à 11.00 h; 11.00 à 12.30 h; 12.30 à 14.00 h
Les programes sont aussi disponible en fin de semaine.

Prix
84$ Pour un groupe de 10 élèves
126$ Pour un groupe de 20 élèves
168$ Pour un groupe de 30 élèves


Les projets en studio >

Les projets en studio offrent aux élèves l’occasion d’expérimenter avec différents médias afin de mieux comprendre le processus et concepts explorés par certains artistes. Les projets sont axés sur le côté conceptuel et technique de la création artistique et comprennent une brève visite dans les espaces d’exposition pour enquêter sur les œuvres spécifiques qui se rapportent aux concepts de projets de studio.

Les projets en studio sont aussi un moyen d’encourager les élèves à explorer de nouveaux concepts, des matériaux et des stratégies qui peuvent être appliquées à des projets en classe. Les œuvres significatives prennent souvent beaucoup de temps à produire. Les réalisations de vos élèves produits en studios sont un point de départ vers quelque chose de beaucoup plus grand. Les enseignants sont invités à compléter leur projet du studio et à emmener les notions apprises lors de la visite au musée dans la salle de classe.

Durée
90 Minutes

Horaire
Du mardi au vendredi
09.30 à 11.00 h; 11.00 à 12.30 h; 12.30 à 14.00 h
Les programes sont aussi disponible en fin de semaine.

Prix
84$ Pour un groupe de 10 élèves
126$ Pour un groupe de 20 élèves
168$ Pour un groupe de 30 élèves


Programs Available

Program Name Program Type Description Book Program
Lire L’art (FRE) Exhibition Visit Lire l’art stimule l’appréciation et la compréhension des arts visuels, et crée un forum où l’on peut échanger des idées personnelles en français. Les étudiants apprennent à interpréter les œuvres d’art en participant à des activités uniques et amusantes qui leur stimuleront l’esprit critique. Book now >
ImaginArte (ESP) Exhibition Visit Es Posible "Leer" una obra de arte? En esta visita, los estudiantes podrán establecer estas conexiones y muchas más "leyendo" el arte y la arquitetura de la AGA mientras practican la observación detallada y razonada, a la vez que afinan su sentido de la observacion estética fortaleciendo sus habilidades visuales y cognitivas. Book now >
Jeu de Couleurs (FRE) Studio Program Les élèves explorent leur monde à travers les couleurs par le biais d’exercices multi-sensorielles. À partir de l'atelier, les étudiants combinent, partagent et jouent tout en apprenant davantage sur le mélange des couleurs. Les élèves utilisent ensuite leurs cinq sens pour explorer les couleurs dans les espaces du musée des beaux-arts à travers des jeux et des activités de recherche et de mouvement. De retour en studio, les élèves travaillent en groupes pour créer une peinture murale de grande envergure inspirée par différents types de musique. Book now >
¡Jugand? con colores! (ESP) Studio Program Los estudiantes explorarán su mundo a través del color, con ejercicios multi-sensoriales y experimentales. En el estudio, los estudiantes combinan, comparten y juegan para aprender como mezclar los colores. En la galería, los estudiantes utilizan sus cinco sentidos para explorar como se manifiesta el color en las exposiciones. De vuelta en el estudio, los estudiantes trabajan en grupo para crear una pintura inspirado en diferentes tipos de música. Book now >