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The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/Saulteaux/Anishinaabe. We also acknowledge all of the Indigenous, Inuit and Métis peoples who make Alberta their home today.

Summer Education Programs

Explore the art and architecture of the AGA in the Gallery or in the Studios

Artbreak Camps

Interested in summer camps? Learn more here.

Summer Education Programs

AGA Summer Education Programs offer multiple access points to current exhibitions and the AGA collection in-person and online. Through observation, inquiry, sketching and movement activities, children and youth explore BIG IDEAS in the artwork while making connections to themselves and their communities.

Bookings are available in-person Tuesdays or Wednesdays or online from Monday-Friday. To inquire about or book a program, reach out to our Education and Learning Administrator, Trish Whitebone, at: education@youraga.ca

In-person Group Tours

Bookings for these 90-min tours are available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9:30am and 12pm.

$100 Up to 10 kids

$153 Up to 20 kids

$203 Up to 30 kids

Tiny Art Adventures (Ages 4-6)

Search, move, play and discover in this interactive & multi-sensory exploration of art and the museum. With a focus on early literacy, environmental awareness and creative expression, students investigate how artists use the elements of art (line, shape, colour and texture) to tell stories and create meaning in their work.

Artist as Storyteller (Ages 7-12)

Discover the art of storytelling and the connection between visual and written texts. This thematic visit includes multi-sensory, multi-level strategies such as brainstorming, story sequencing and oral storytelling activities to assist students in their understanding of art and to help them develop their capacity for creative narrative in response to visual imagery.

Learning to Look (Ages 7-17)

Students explore the art and architecture of the AGA to practice close-looking and observation strategies while strengthening their 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.

Online Studio Sessions

60-min studio exploring artwork from current exhibitions and our collection and time to get creative and make a unique artwork. Bookings available Monday-Friday, 9:30am and 1pm. (Materials not included)

$145 per session

My Garden (Ages 4-6)

Investigate gardens as a site for memory and storytelling in the artwork of Emmanuel Osohor, featured in our current exhibition The Scene. Finish the session by using stencils, chalk and an old toothbrush to creating a garden drawing inspired by your own stories and experiences.

Layered Landscapes (Ages 7-8)

Explore landscape through the eyes of artists Arthur Lismer (Group of Seven) and Emily Carr, both featured in the AGA collection, before creating a multi-layered landscape using paint, alternative brushes and vibrant colour.

Artists for a Better World (Ages 9-12)

Delve into the ideas and passions of artists to change the world around them in striking and sometimes radical ways. This session begins with a look at artists from our collection whom envision a better world for all of us and ends with a zine or poster made by you!

Online Group Conversations

30-min conversations about artwork in current exhibitions and gems from our collection. Come for the conversation and leave with a creative prompt. Bookings available Monday-Friday, 9:30am, 10:30am, 12pm, 1 pm

$75 per session

Art & Music (Ages 4-6)

Investigate art through colour, music, mood and imagination. In this session for little artists, we use our senses and body movement to examine how artists share their thoughts about the world around them.

Creative Homesteads (Ages 7-12)

What features make up a home? What is the difference between a home and a house? How will we define the home in the future? Join us for an exploration of the Alberta homestead both past and present in current exhibitions and in our collection. 

Pretty Portraits (Ages 13-17)

Whether a selfie, self-portrait, portrait or group image, photographs and painted portraits continue to fascinate artists and viewers alike. View artwork in current exhibitions and discover the power and beauty of this enduring genre.

Artbreak Camps

Interested in summer camps? Learn more here.

Hours

Monday: closed
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: 11am-7pm
Friday: 11am-5pm
Saturday: 11am-5pm
Sunday: 11am-5pm

Admission

AGA members
FREE
Youth 0-17
FREE
Alberta students 18+
FREE
Out-of-province students
$10
General admission
$14
Seniors 65+
$10

Location

2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T5J 2C1

780.422.6223
info@youraga.ca

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The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/Saulteaux/Anishinaabe. We also acknowledge all of the Indigenous, Inuit and Métis peoples who make Alberta their home today.