• Exploring Art tours offer a multi-faceted approach to art education that inspires deeper learning. Students learn about the cultural, historical, and social contexts of artworks on display and explore works of art through themes that are relevant, engaging and thought-provoking.
  • Through interactive tours and hands-on art activities, students will engage with the arts in a way that develops their curiosity and knowledge, while exploring themes of Spaces and Places, Materials and Process, and Art and Society.
  • Exploring Art Experiences are perfect for school groups ages kindergarten to grade 12,  community groups, guides, brownies, homeschool groups and private groups looking for a personalized program at the Art Gallery of St. Albert.

Upcoming 2019 Exhibitions

Boundary/Time/Surface – Sydney Lancaster

September 5, 2019 – November 2, 2019

Boundary|Time|Surface is derived from documentation of the shoreline at Green Point NL and works the artist created there as part of a residency at Gros Morne National Park in 2014. The central pivot of the exhibition is a large-scale, multi-panel projection-mapped video installation. This video work documents the creation and ultimate destruction of a 150 metre-long sculpture built along the internationally recognized scientific boundary separating the Cambrian and Ordovician periods in geological history. Following a tour of Boundary/Time/Surface and discussion of the artists, their inspiration and processes, students will create a mixed media collage inspired by their own relationship to land and place.

Grades 3-12. Curriculum links: Grade 3 – Rocks & Minerals, Geological and paleontological data, natural and human history, observe and describe changes in the environment, observe the relationships that individuals and groups have with land and place, express ideas and feelings through art, create and express art in many ways, connect to one another and the world.

Snag – Wes Bell

November 7–November 30, 2019
These poignant and melancholy photographs manifest as multilayered, emotional metaphors. The series unfolds as an emotional journey. The works trace the walls of the Gallery, intersecting around corners, emulating the chilled and windswept roads from which the images were captured. The linear aspect of the work is significant and reinforces the artist’s vision; to reflect the flat prairies where this project was born, and to describe his own passage of grief and acceptance. Following a tour of Snag and discussion of the artist, his inspiration and processes, students will create a small woven bowl or basket using various recycled materials, including wire and plastic bags.

Grades 4-12. Curriculum links: Grade 4 – Light and Shadow, Recycling, Alberta; a sense of the land, observe the relationships that individuals and groups have with land and place, critical thinking, creativity and innovation, communication, personal growth and well-being, express ideas and feelings through art, create and express art in many ways, connect to one another and the world

Haven – Noemi de Bruijn, David Scott and Wendy Struck

December 5, 2019 – February 1, 2020

Mankind creates indelible attachments and associations with spaces and buildings, especially houses. These places represent more than just physical structures or markers on a map. In this intricate exhibition, three diverse Alberta artists explore themes of belonging, displacement/longing and abandonment. Following a tour of Haven and discussion of the artists, their inspiration and processes, students will construct a handheld mixed media sculpture of their ideal place to live and describe what makes it meaningful to them. At the end of the program, students will bring their projects together to create a community as a classroom.

Grades 2-12. Curriculum links: Grade 3 Building Structures, express ideas and feelings through art, create and express art in many ways, connect to one another and the world, Moving forward with the past; my family, my history and my community.

 

Total Time

1.5 hours

Grades

Preschool, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Curriculum Link

Art, Creative Expression, Language Arts, Social Studies

Location

Art Gallery of St. Albert