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For more information and further questions Contact:

Sierra, our Learning and Community Engagement Curator


Call: (250)-545-3173

Wheelchair-accessible, Gender neutral bathrooms, Inclusive.

The Vernon Public Art Gallery provides primary and secondary students in the Greater Vernon Area with a variety of educational programs. Our workshop curriculum is structured around the exhibitions in fall, winter, and spring, providing students with the opportunity to attend at least three times during the course of the school year. The program offers exhibition tours and hands-on art activities which complement and address the visual arts curriculum, in addition to cross-curricular connections to assist teachers, parents, and educators in developing an integrated approach to teaching.​

Facilitated programs at art galleries have been shown to support the development of student's creative and critical thinking capacities and affect students in four measurable ways:

QUESTIONING // Students ask more complex questions
MULTIPLE INTERPRETATIONS // Students are more accepting of multiple interpretations
PHYSICALITY OF ART // Students are more likely to think about art in terms of its material properties
EMOTIVE RECALL // Students experience greater emotive recall of the program

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.

Guided Tour + Workshop (75-90 minutes)

Available for all grades.

Explore the exhibitions, engage with interactive activities in the Gallery, and create your own art inspired by the artwork on display.
$80 // $50 for Subsequent Visits

Tour Only (45 minutes)

Available for all grades.

Explore the current exhibitions, and engage with interactive activities in the Gallery spaces along side the gallery educator. Teachers are welcome to provide an in gallery worksheet or activity that accompanies the tour.

$2 per student // Suggested Donation

Self-Guided Tour (Flexible)

Available for all grades.
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.

$2 per student // Suggested donation

Customized tours and workshops are available and can be developed to explore topics and techniques that are particularly relevant to your group. 


Booking Information
• All in-person tours can accommodate a maximum of 30 people
• All cancellations must be made at least 2 weeks in advance
• Supervisor-to-student ratio for preK-7 is 1:8, all other groups must have a minimum of one supervisors
• Payment is due upon arrival with Visa, MasterCard, cash or cheque (payable to the Vernon Public Art Gallery)

Homeschool and Alternative Learning Program rates are available for all school programs.

Please contact our School Programs Coordinator, Sierra, for details and to discuss options.

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