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 Programs 2015

Nov 4 | Express yourself, 5-6:30 pm
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Join us for an exclusive tour and discussion for teachers of our current exhibitions ROUGH COUNTRY: The Strangely Familiar in mid-20th Century Alberta Art, and Living Building Thinking: Art and Expressionism. Both exhibitions highlight the rise of Expressionism locally, nationally and internationally. Beginning in the early 20th century, artists challenged the prevailing trend towards observation and accurate rendering of nature favored by the Impressionists and turned their focus to capturing the visceral experience of life. Discover more about these artists and explore a range of emotions and ideas through drama, art, and poetry.

Dec 2 | Mask Making Workshop 6-9 pm
Cost: $15
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Inspired by Expressionist artists, this 3 hour session takes an interdisciplinary approach to character development and mood through theatre games and the art of mask making.  Visit our current exhibitions; learn basic sculptural techniques while working in a variety of media; and take home resources.

All materials are included.

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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