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

2014-2015 Program Dates: September 16, 2014–June 26, 2015

Program dates for 2014-2015 bookings are available now! Book your date today to confirm a spot. Full program selection is available in summer as well.

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.
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.
A Beautiful Age: Art & the City Gr. 1-12
Fine Arts, French
Enter the world of Toulouse-Lautrec and learn about the characters, attitudes and energy that shaped the art of this period. As new technologies influenced artistic production, artists broke with tradition leading to novel ways of thinking about art and the rise of the city as a subject matter. Look closely at the many ways artists chose to depict their experiences and determine what impact this has on our world.  
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.
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.
The Science of 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 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.
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.

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. 16, 2014-June 26, 2015

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. 16, 2014-June 26, 2015

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.
My Place
Sept 16, 2014-June 26, 2015
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.
Everyday Illustrations
Sept. 9–Nov. 14, 2014
posters, illustration, drawing, printmaking, Toulouse-Lautrec, Media Literacy
Gr. 1-6
Fine Arts
In this studio session, the everyday comes alive as students survey depictions of Paris created by artists from the 19th and early 20th century in Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne. In Gallery, students engage in hands-on activities promoting media literacy skills as they search for themes and make comparisons to contemporary life. In the studio, students will experiment with a variety of compositional devices (overlapping, proximity and placement) and the elements of art (line, shape, colour and texture) to create a poster sample reflecting aspects of their own everyday lives.
Architecture Olympics
Sept. 16, 2014-June 26, 2015

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.
Art Stories
Sept. 9, 2014-June 26, 2015

storytelling, narratives, watercolour, painting, printmaking, block printing

Gr. 4-9
Fine Arts, Language Arts
Students discover storytelling in the work of artists from the past and present. In the gallery, students explore current exhibitions to discover the connection between art and story and gather inspiration to develop their own personal narrative. In the studio, students create a small watercolour and block print to illustrate their ideas.
Puppet Chronicles
Sept. 9, 2014–June 26, 2015
Storyteling, puppets, theatre, characters, narrative
Gr. 7-12
Fine Arts, Language Arts
Using oral, written, visual and gestural forms of storytelling, students investigate narrative and character development in this studio inspired by our current exhibition Who is Boo? Students examine how stories develop through in Gallery activities before heading to the studio to create of an animal puppet and performance.
Illustrating the City
Sept. 9–Nov. 14, 2014
posters, illustration, drawing, printmaking, Toulouse-Lautrec, media literacy
Gr. 7-12
Fine Arts
Students explore the impact that modernization had on artistic production in the exhibition Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne. As 19th and early 20th century artists began to look at their changing surroundings for inspiration, the Parisian nightlife became fertile ground for experimentation and new ways of making. In this studio session, students will investigate various themes and methods that emerged during the period connecting these ideas to contemporary concerns before heading to the studio to experiment with illustration techniques and typography.
Documenting Viewpoints
Oct. 7–Dec. 19, 2014
video art, film, worldview
Gr. 7-12
Fine Arts, social studies
In this studio project, students investigate the nature of communication and examine how the reading and interpretation of an artwork can vary across time and culture. Working collaboratively in Gallery, students will explore a variety of viewpoints through role play and discussion, sketch out possible scenarios for interpretation while identifying a big idea or theme to investigate. In studio, students create a short film using drawings, drawing materials and text to communicate the meaning of art through specific cultural/historical frameworks.

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 >