Our curriculum-based program fosters visual literacy, engages imaginations and encourages creativity. The two-hour field trip is divided between a hands-on clay workshop, and a guided tour through the exhibition.
To save on bus costs, we are happy to accommodate up to 60 students (two classes) per session!
Classroom teachers (kindergarten – grade eight) may bring their class for a cost of $10 per student. We advise that teachers arrange to have one adult volunteer for every five students. Volunteers will be asked to assist throughout the tour and studio workshop. Schools will be invoiced after the scheduled visit. There is no charge for teachers and volunteers.
In the Exhibition Tour, students will engage in a group discussion based on observations made about the artwork. This will be done answering questions provided by the instructor that are based on the Arts curriculum. To learn more about our current exhibitions, click here.
In the Studio Workshop, students will take part in an enjoyable hands-on clay sculpture activity that promotes technical skill development, physical dexterity and creativity. Clay projects are geared for the age and skill level of the class. Choices include, but are not limited to; slab animals, picture frames, pencil holders, masks and character heads. If your class has visited before, let us know the projects they’ve made so we can offer a new project.
Projects are fired on-site; teachers will be emailed when they are available for pick-up. Please ask about cut-off dates for special occasions like Mothers Day and Christmas. These are put in place so that projects can be returned on time.
French Option: Our exhibitions tours can be delivered in French, but studio programs can only be delivered in English.