Art Gallery of Alberta

Teacher Programs and Resources

This page connects Teachers to Educator Resources and Programs offered at the AGA. The AGA offers a variety of resources and Teacher professional development opportunities that connect ideas, art and educators.

Teacher Talks

Educator Summer Workshops

Material Possibilities: New Explorations in Fibre
Tuesday, July 22–Friday, July 25, 2014
Cost: $350/$315 AGA Members
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In this 4-day workshop intensive, work alongside professional artists to explore line, colour, pattern and texture through fibre art practices. Learn and experiment with a variety of processes including felting, dyeing and batik; use hand stitching techniques & sewing machines as a drawing tools while working in both 2D and 3D formats. In Gallery, survey contemporary artists that incorporate fibre in their artwork and converse with guest artists. Develop and create your own projects while learning basics skills and processes. Participate in group critiques and exhibit your work in the TD Education Gallery at the end of the session.

All materials included.

Alison Edwards holds a BFA with distinction from the University of Alberta and has an active painting studio practice. Through numerous subject matters she explores an interest in the relationship we have with our selves, and the search for personal meaning while experimenting with new media and techniques. She currently works at the Art Gallery of Alberta where she aims to inspire creativity in others through diverse instructional delivery to people of all ages in a diversity of programs.

Professional Development

Customized Professional Development

Looking for a dynamic program for your next professional development day? The AGA offers Customized Professional Development sessions that are designed specifically for your group. Programs include Gallery explorations and your choice of studio projects in the Singhmar Centre for Art Education with all materials included.

Half Day Program
9:30 am-12:30 pm
$25/person with a minimum of 10 people

Full Day Program
9:30 am-2:30 pm
$45/person with a minimum of 10 people
Lunch catering provided at an additional cost

Studio Rental (independently-led program)

The Singhmar Centre for Art Education features three spacious classroom-studios that can be rented by the hour for events, conferences and PD sessions. Please contact for more information on renting a studio space.

Cost $50 / hour

Classroom Resources

Connect to your AGA with resources that can be used in the classroom prior to your program or on their own. These classroom resources provide jumping off points for discussions and projects that can be used with multiple age levels and several areas of the Programs of Study.

Classroom Resources

Resource Description Learn More:
Meet the AGA This PowerPoint provides an introduction to the AGA. Download >
Interacting with Art Using the FRAMES Use the FRAMES as a critical framework for interacting with art with your students. This resource includes several activities for students of all ages. Download >
Project: Alberta Stories Use this project outline to explore the concept of storytelling with your students. This resource can be used in conjunction with the ATB Young Artists Competition. For more information click here > Download >
Project: Changing Landscapes Use this project outline to explore the concept of ‘landscape’ with your students. This resource includes lesson sequencing ideas, activity descriptions and images ideas. Download >

Program Specific Resources

Use these resources prior to attending your program at the AGA. Each resource offers ideas for reflection questions, in-class activities and more information on connections to the Programs of Study.

Art Beyond Borders >
Artist as Storyteller >
Art Texts >
ImaginArte (Spanish Program) >
Learning to Look >
Lire l’Art (French Program) >
Science of Museums >
Shifting Perspectives >
Tiny Art Adventures >

Architecture Olympics >
Colour Play >
Play on Architecture > 

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