Interested in Summer Programs? See what we have to offer! Please note: These programs are intended for groups.
Join us in-Gallery for close looking and thoughtful reflections. Each tour is 90-minutes in length.
Tiny Art Adventures (K-Gr.1)
This interactive visit introduces young students to art and the museum through age-appropriate multi-sensory investigations and art activities. Students examine how artists use the elements of art (a visual vocabulary or alphabet) to create meaning in their work.
Artist as Storyteller (Gr. 2-6)
Through multi-sensory discovery and play, students explore the connection between visual and written texts, including strategies for interacting with art, and the development of creative narratives in response to visual imagery. This thematic visit includes brainstorming, story sequencing and oral storytelling activities.
NEW! Exhibition Explorations (Gr. 10-12, post-secondary)
Students choose 2-3 exhibitions to explore alongside our knowledgeable Educators. Students are prompted to consider the curatorial key messages and artist statements while forming their own appreciation for the artwork through visual literacy strategies, thoughtful discussion in small groups, drawing and/or writing prompts, and personal reflections.
In-Person Studio Sessions
Come visit the AGA Education Studios for an art-making experience! Each studio session is 2-hours in length.
Colour Play (K-2)
Students explore their world through colour with multi-sensory and experimental colour exercises. Starting in the studio, students combine, share, and play to learn about colour mixing. Students then use their five senses to explore colour in Gallery spaces through search games and movement activities. Back in the studio, students work in groups to create a large scale mural inspired by different types of music.
Pop Art Factory (Gr. 3-6)
Students explore the work of iconic pop artists in our current exhibition Warhol to Banksy, and their fascination with consumer products, celebrity, and manufactured identities. In the studio, students learn the art of silk-screening and create their own silk-screen stencil and manufactured image.
Curating Collections (Gr. 7-12)
Students look more closely at how art is collected and curated through a series of in-gallery discussions and activities. Students identify artistic subject matter and themes, experiment with mixed media techniques to create miniature artworks on paper, and try their hand at writing a curatorial statement. How meaning is constructed and manipulated by artists, curators/collectors and viewers.