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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.

School programs

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Our programs

The AGA welcomes over 20,000 students and teachers each year to explore connections between art, ideas and our lived experiences through a number of engaging & unique program offerings in the galleries and in the Singhmar Centre for Art Education. For the upcoming 2020/2021 school year, we are excited to introduce new programming features including: online presentations, learning capsules and mobile studio projects to our repertoire.  

Taught by highly experienced and knowledgeable staff, school programs are booked as a singular program or combined for an in-depth look at art and its potential to transform our lives. Our programs touch on all aspects of the Alberta Program of Studies while expanding students’ multi-literacy capacity though the arts.

Available in English, French and Spanish.

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Types of programs

Online Presentations
NEW for the 2020/2021 school year, we are beaming into your classroom or Google Meet! Our first foray into online learning delivery, we are offering a virtual exhibition tour of our current exhibitions. Like your favorite on-site programs, these tours are interactive & accessible while building meaningful connections across the curriculum. This fall, we are excited to present programs that connect to 100 Years: The Group of Seven and Other Voices & borderLINE: 2020 Biennial of Contemporary Art.

  • Group of Seven Virtual Tour (Grades 1-6)
  • Biennial Virtual Tour (Grades 7-12)

Mobile Studio Projects AGA Education on the go (we come to you!)
NEW for the 2020/2021 school year, we have re-imagined some of our favorite studios for your classroom! All materials included.

  • Play on Architecture
  • Group of Seven
  • Art Stories (FR, ESP)
  • My Place (FR, ESP)
  • Curating Collections

Exhibition Visits
In-Gallery programming provides a unique learning experience in a real-world context. Students engage with visual literacy strategies and apply them to the BIG IDEAS presented in current exhibitions. Students tease out complex meanings through scaffold-ed discussions and activities, situating them within contemporary contexts including relevance to their own experiences.

  • Tiny Art Adventures (FR, ESP)
  • Learning to Look (FR, ESP)
  • Artist as Storyteller (FR, ESP)
  • Art Beyond Borders
  • Art Texts

Studio Projects
In our fully equipped studios, students learn about the conceptual and technical side of art through in-gallery discussions, artist highlights & process-based explorations that culminate in a unique work of art to take home or back to school.

  • Play on Architecture
  • Colour Play (FR, ESP)
  • Art Stories (FR, ESP)
  • My Place (FR, ESP)
  • Curating Collections

Learning Capsules
Our learning capsules provide art-inspired resources to assist teachers in creating dynamic lesson plans while fulfilling curriculum requirements. Each capsule features a slide deck of relevant AGA collection artworks, artist highlights, videos, art activities and more.

  • Art & Math (Grades 1-3)
  • Art, Identity & Geography (Grades 1-6)
  • Biennials (Grades 10-12)

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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

780.425.5379
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.