• 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.

Current Exhibition

Landwatch

July 22–October 24

Activity: Following the tour, students will build an aerial view of a landscape using collage-layering clear, translucent and opaque materials while exploring textures, rubbings, line and shape. The fun continues as students mix and match artist puzzle pieces to create a new piece of artwork – Instagram worthy. This program can be adapted to any age or grade level.

Tour focus: Students will learn about the topography and patterns found in the prairie landscape, the tension between human inhabitation, and how they are expressed in the work of artist, Lynn Malin.

Curriculum links: Social Studies – being together, belonging and connecting, action and participation, opportunities and challenges. Science – space, shapes, colours, seasons, sight (opaque & translucent), light & shadow, recycling, planet earth. Art – student-centered learning, broad artistic and cultural perspectives, connections and community, artistic competence, creativity and design.

Upcoming Exhibition

Guilded: 20/20 Vision (St. Albert Place Visual Arts Council Guild Members)

November 5–November 28

Activity: Following the tour, students will create a small woven project on a mini hand-held loom structure, using yarn, beads, strips of fabrics and ribbons…. This program can be adapted to any age or grade level.

Tour focus: Students will explore and learn about the creative work of the various visual arts guilds in St. Albert, and the variety of mediums they work with. Discussion of the role of technical expertise, craftsmanship, and experimentation in the arts.

Curriculum links: Social Studies – being together, belonging and connecting, action and participation, opportunities and challenges. Science – space, shapes, colours, building structures. Art – student-centered learning, broad artistic and cultural perspectives, connections and community, artistic competence, creativity and design.

Spectator Sports

Dec 3–Jan 30

Activity: Following the tour, students will create two pieces of artwork using graphite, conte, charcoal and marker pens, and words and text, to create an optical illusion while exploring the use of positive and negative space. One piece will be created on a white surface with the second on a black surface. This program can be adapted to any age or grade level.

Tour focus: Students will explore and learn about the people, places, techniques, materials and processes used by artist, Kyle Beal, in the exhibit Spectator Sports.

Curriculum links: Social Studies – being together, belonging and connecting, action and participation, opportunities and challenges. Science – space, shapes, colours, building structures. Art – student-centered learning, broad artistic and cultural perspectives, connections and community, artistic competence, creativity and design.

 

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