Art Education

The Vernon Public Art Gallery offers a variety of educational programs to the primary and secondary students of the Greater Vernon Area. Our program offers exhibition tours and hands-on art activities designed to support and address the visual arts curriculum and to make cross-curricular connections that assist teachers, parents, and educators to develop an integrated approach to teaching.

Discover the diversity, authenticity, and depth that contemporary art can bring to learning.

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Exhibition Tours:

These guided exhibition tours are led by dedicated and knowledgeable art educators. Tours are tailored to the needs and grade level of the group to ensure the most opportunities for engagement are provided. Tours will target appropriate areas of BC curricula and are designed to challenge students through critical thinking, close observation, and thoughtful analysis of the works featured in the exhibitions.

Art Workshop:

Students will participate in a hands-on activity related to the techniques, concepts, and works of art discussed in the exhibition. This provides an opportunity for students to experience art making with a variety of media and reinforce specific concepts introduced in the tour. Activities are designed to coordinate with each exhibition and will range from drawing, painting, and printing, to mixed media, sculpture, and collage.

Teachers’ Guide:

This is a comprehensive booklet containing background information about the artist, exhibition, related vocabulary, and suggested pre/post tour classroom activities. It is intended to be teaching tool to enhance the students’ experience at the gallery and to extend the learning outcomes covered within the gallery tour. The guides are provided to teachers prior to their scheduled tour.

For more information please contact Kelsie Balehowsky:

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