Teachers and Students

The Vancouver Art Gallery School Programs provide exhibition tours and workshops designed for elementary and secondary school groups. These programs introduce tools to foster visual literacy in students and to promote critical thinking about the visual world around us.

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Bookings for 2019 Fall School Programs begin on Monday, August 26 at 9am.
More info on Fall programming coming soon!

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Self-Guided Visit

The Self-Guided Visit consists of a class navigating any open exhibition space in the gallery. Please check-in at the Admissions Desk when you arrive. Lockable bins will be provided for students' belongings at coat check. If you are bringing several classes of 30 students, please book as many arrival times as you need.

  • Cost | $80
  • Grades | All
  • Capacity | 30

Guided Tour

We offer tours that have been designed for elementary and secondary school students at special rates. Guided tours are a great way to learn about the cultural and social contexts of artworks on display. Tours explore both historical and contemporary works, and are led by experienced educators.

  • Cost | $100
  • Grades | 2 - 12
  • Capacity | 30

Guided Tour + Workshop: The Street

  • September 23, 2019 — November 14, 2019

The urban street has been an important source of inspiration for artists since the Renaissance and it remains one of the primary locations in which culture is produced in the world today. The street is an arena where individual gestures and chance encounters speak to the pleasures, challenges and points of conflict that are negotiated in everyday life. Students will explore the subject matter of the street through painting, photography, sculpture and video from the Gallery’s collection, ranging in date from the eighteenth century up to the present.

  • Cost | $150
  • Grades | 2 - 12
  • Capacity | 30

Post-Secondary Self-Guided Visit

The Self-Guided Visit consists of a class navigating any open exhibition space in the gallery. Please check-in at the Admissions Desk when you arrive. Lockable bins will be provided for students' belongings at coat check. If you are bringing several classes of 30 students, please book as many arrival times as you need.

  • Cost | 95
  • Grades | Post-Secondary
  • Capacity | 30

Post-Secondary Guided Tour

Guided tours are an excellent educational experience for post secondary students. The Gallery's rotating exhibitions of historical and contemporary art provide unique opportunities to enhance a range of studies from fashion, visual art, art history, graphic design, history, visual culture and architecture, among many others. Please contact Group Bookings for information.

  • Cost | $245
  • Grades | Post-Secondary
  • Capacity | 30

    Teachers Support

    To help you get ready for your tour and help your students get the most out of their experience, we offer study guides and teacher orientations for many of our exhibitions


    Corporate Partners:

    Visionary Partner for Art Education:

    Ji Ping Bai

    Visionary Partner for Community Access:
    Additional Support from:

    Sheldon Gilmour Foundation