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.


Teachers guide

This is an in-depth booklet containing background information about the artist,
exhibition, related vocabulary and suggested pre/post visit activities. It is intended to be a teaching tool used to enhance the students’ experience and to
extend the learning outcomes covered within the gallery tour. The guide is provided to teachers prior to any scheduled tour.

Guided tour

A guided tour is tailored to the
needs and grade level of the group to ensure the most opportunities for engagement are provided. Tours target
appropriate areas of BC curricula and are designed to challenge students through critical thinking, close observation, and
thoughtful analysis of the works in the exhibition.


Art Workshop

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


    NEW for the 2020/2021 school year, the Vernon Public Art Gallery is streaming into your classroom on Google Meet!

    Our first venture into online learning delivery, we are offering a virtual exhibition tour of our current exhibitions and a guided hands-on activity demonstration. Like your favorite on-site programs, these tours are interactive & accessible while building meaningful connections across the curriculum.

    Duration: 75-90 mins

    Grades: K-12

    Fees: First visit in school year: $80 per class

    Subsequent Visits: $50 per class

    *Art Materials for the hands-on activity included in price and will need to be picked up at the gallery prior to the scheduled tour.


    Students will have a tour of the current exhibitions with the gallery educator. Teachers are welcome to provide an in gallery worksheet or activity that accompanies the tour.


    Duration: 45mins

    Grades: K-12

    Fees: Suggested donation of $2/student


    Looking for flexibility? This is a self-directed option for you and your students. Please book ahead of time to make sure we can accommodate your class as well as to receive the appropriate Teacher’s Guide to prepare for your visit.


    Duration: Flexible

    Grades: K-12, Post-Secondary

    Fees: Suggested donation of $2/student

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Wheelchair accessible, Gender neutral bathrooms, Inclusive.

3228- 31st Ave, Vernon BC, V1T 2H3 |  Tel: 250-545-3173

Monday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday: Closed 

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