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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 mandate

  1. Provide a point of entry to the AGA and current exhibitions that is accessible and equitable for people of all ages, experiences and capacities.
  2. Foster problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration through play, discussion, hands-on process and reflection
  3. Create innovative and interactive experiences that build connections between ourselves, our students & our communities.

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 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.

Types of programs

School Virtual Presentations
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30am and 1pm

Our first foray into online learning delivery, we are offering 30-minute virtual conversations on featured artwork from current exhibitions and/or from our permanent collection. These conversations highlight the role of art in understanding our world; develop visual literacy and critical thinking skills while building meaningful connections across the curriculum. A regular and rotating schedule of topics will be covered each week.

Featured presentations:

  • Art & Music (Kinders)
  • Artist as Storyteller (Division 1, 2)
  • 107 Voices (Division 1, 2)
  • Edmonton Local (Division 2)
  • Art Beyond Borders (Division 3, 4)
  • Print This! (Division 3, 4)

Discover upcoming programs here.

To participate online:

  1. Register through our events calendar to receive an email with the meeting link
  2. Ensure you download or can open Google Meet or Gmail to participate
  3. Add the meeting to your calendar
  4. Gather paper and a pencil for sketching and brainstorming
  5. Log on a few minutes early to ensure your tech is working
  6. Enjoy the conversation with our dynamic Educators

A special thank-you to the EPCOR Heart + Soul Fund for supporting our online initiatives.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need to register first?

For safety reasons, we require teachers to register through our website to access the Google meet. Please note that other schools, students and teachers will be attending the same sessions.

Do we need to have a webcam or microphone to participate?

No, we do not require a visual or audio of your class or students to present our program. However, you will want to ensure you can see and hear us.

I teach online, can I share the meeting link with my students?

Yes, once you have received the link, you may share it with your students only.

Are students required to participate?

We would love for students to participate in the conversation. We will be using the chat and polling features to encourage dialogue.

I registered for a session and could not access the Google meeting at the appointed time, what happened?

We are having capacity issues and while we work through them, it is possible that you will not get on the meet. 

Are students required to participate?

We would love for students to participate in the conversation. We will be using the chat and polling features to encourage dialogue.

Do you record your sessions?

No, our sessions are live and are not recorded. If you miss your date, you will need to register in another program or visit our YouTube channel for videos and art projects.

Do you present programs on any other platforms?

For the moment, we are presenting in Google Meet only. In the future, we hope to add additional platforms.

Do you offer programming at other times?

For now, we are offering programming on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30am and 1pm exclusively.

Do you offer customized sessions?

Please contact Dara Armsden, Head of Education and Learning to discuss possible options at dara.armsden@youraga.ca or 780.392.2478.

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.