|The Vancouver Art Gallery provides exhibition tours and workshops designed for secondary and elementary school groups. These programs introduce tools to foster visual literacy in students, encouraging them to find pleasure and meaning in art, and to think critically about the array of visual images that surround them.
PLEASE NOTE: The School Program The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors 2-hour tour/workshops and 1-hour guided tours are sold out. Please email email@example.com to request to be placed on the waiting list.
Due to the popularity of the exhibition, The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors, we can no longer accommodate group self guided visits including post secondary classes. Private guided tours can still be arranged.
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.
School VisitsInteractive programs, for students in grades 2-12, include guided exhibition tours, art-making workshops, self-guided tours and full-day residency programs. The information on the Winter/Spring School Programs will be available beginning January 12. The first day of school bookings is Saturday, January 17, 9am through the Online Booking Form.
If you are a Post Secondary group looking to book a self guided group visit or a private guided tour, please visit the Group Tours page ».
One Day WorkshopsAll Tours:
School Programs booking requests can be made beginning Saturday, January 17, 9am by completing the Online Booking Form.
The Vancouver Art Gallery believes that children’s learning is enhanced by repeat visits, and we offer a special reduced rate to encourage this. If a class is returning for a second or third visit, in the same a school year, we offer a reduction in fees. Please notify us when booking your repeat visits in the comment section of the Online Booking Form.
For more information or questions about School Tours please contact the Group Bookings Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org, 604.662.4717.
For TeachersThe Gallery offers orientations on specific exhibitions, Teacher's Study Guide (downloadable links below) and one–day professional development workshops focusing on visual literacy strategies and issues in contemporary art.
Staff Professional Development Days for 2015
School Programs are generously supported by:
Corporate and Foundation Partners:
Please note: Teacher's Study Guides for Winter/Spring 2015 programs will be updated regularly. All Teacher Study Guides for upcoming School Programs will be available online approximately 2 weeks before the first date of the program. Please check back for updates closer to the start of each program.The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors Teacher's Guide
Emily Carr and Landon Mackenzie: Wood Chopper and the Monkey Teacher's Guide
Painted Past:A History of Canadian Painting from the Collection Teacher's Guide
Out of Sight: New Acquisitions Teacher's Guide
A Terrible Beauty: Edward Burtynsky Teacher's Guide
Lawren Harris: Canadian Visionary Teacher's Guide
Emily Carr: Deep Forest / Carr in Haida Gwaii Teacher's Guide
KIMSOOJA Unfolding Teacher's Guide
In Dialogue with Carr: Gareth Moore, James Hart: The Dance Screen and Emily Carr in Haida Gwaii Teacher's Guide
Grand Hotel: Redesigning Modern Life Teacher's Guide
CO-MIX: A Retrospective of Comics, Graphics and Scraps Teacher's Guide
Ian Wallace: At The Intersection of Painting and Photography Teacher's Guide
Hope at Dawn: Watercolours by Emily Carr and Charles John Collings Teacher's Guide
Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965-1980 Teacher's Guide
Emily Carr and the Theatre of Transcendence Teacher's Guide
Beat Nation Teacher's Guide
Shore, Forest and Beyond Teacher's Guide
Collecting With Intent Teacher's Guide
An Autobiography of Our Collection Teacher's Guide
Ken Lum Teacher's Guide
WE: Vancouver Teacher's Guide
Unreal Teacher's Guide
Everything Everyday Teacher's Guide
Everything Everyday Art Hunt
In Dialogue with Carr Teacher's Guide
In Dialogue with Carr Art Hunt
Kerry James Marshall Teacher's Guide
Leonardo and the Visceral Body Teacher's Guide
Visions of British Columbia: A Landscape Manual
Expanding Horizons: Painting and Photography of American and Canadian Landscape 1860-1918
Scott McFarland and Dawn
Two Visions: Emily Carr and Jack Shadbolt
Vermeer, Rembrandt, and the Golden Age of Dutch Art: Masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum
How Soon Is Now
WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution
Canadian Women Modernists
Emily Carr Website
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