Exploring Art Field-Trips offer a multi-faceted approach to art education that inspires deeper learning for students, teachers, and community groups of all ages.
- Discover relevant cultural, historical and social contexts through artworks on display.
- Explore artworks through interactive gallery tours and hands-on art making activities.
- 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.
- Receive Professional Development-styled programming that will increase their confidence and ability to discuss and learn through art.
Fee: $5.00 per student (save $0.25 if booking a second program on the same day)
Program Length: 1.5 hours
Program Location: Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron Street, St. Albert, Alberta
UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS – Exhibitions and art projects change monthly:
INNOVATIONS 2022 – 31st Annual Juried Art Exhibition and Symposium
International Society of Experimental Artists
The Gallery will host the 31st annual juried exhibition of the International Society of Experimental Artists (ISEA). The group started in 1991, with a mandate to celebrate experimentation and exploration in visual art. ISEA has an annual juried exhibition, which is accompanied by a weeklong symposium.
Learning Outcomes: Connecting and Belonging, Acquiring and Practicing, Creating and Expressing, Valuing and Appreciating,and Being and Becoming through participation in a variety of arts experiences.
Art Project: Students will be invited to experiment with a variety of materials and to create a unique piece of art incorporating colour, shape, line and texture using different art mediums that will successfully reflect their own unique personality!
Linda Slattery Sherman, Two Bees, Acrylic gelatin printing, 13×10″. Fourth Place Award, 2021.
Transmission – Lonigan Gilbert
Painting is an act of journaling for Edmonton artist Lonigan Gilbert. Intensely personal, Gilbert visually blends his lived experiences with literature, pop culture references and current events. Seemingly disparate elements are held together by a dark sense of humour and hard truths.
Blending acrylic, collage, oil pastel and spray paint, Gilbert’s works are challenging and emotive. The stories look at the upheaval of the last few years of unprecedented times while speaking “directly from my experiences as an indigenous man in [North America].”
Lonigan Gilbert, Life After Covid, Acrylic on canvas, 48×48”, 2021.
Learning Outcomes: Connecting and Belonging, Acquiring and Practicing, Creating and Expressing, Valuing and Appreciating, and Being and Becoming through participation in a variety of arts experiences.
Art Project: Students are challenged to create an art piece focusing on contemporary visual communication through a layering of words, images and symbols that express deeper meaning without the use of formal language.
Staircase Feature during Main Exhibition:
Hidden Secrets – Teresa Stieben
An immersive installation of figural sculptures and a multitude of hanging weavings/mandalas. The works were created as part of the artist’s healing process from severe whiplash. Spinning and needle weaving created a sense of calm, dulled the pain and helped to lift persistent anger and depression through creativity and artistic expression. “It’s weaving for tactile pleasure and joy of colour, the added benefit is the meditative healing action that helps rewire the brain.”
Teresa Stieben, Healing Psyche, Upholstery material, molded leather mask, weaving thrum tassel, ricarac, beaded mandala, 17×21”, 2021.
Vault Feature during Main Exhibition:
The Gatherers – April Matisz
Exhibition of framed collages. In this work the artist interprets the Greek aphorism, “know thyself” as a call to understand our species’ entanglement with our planet. The collage works present mainly female figures engaged in acts of searching – for both life-sustaining necessities and existential meaning.
April Matisz, We are all Doves and Snakes, Collage on paper, 15×11”, 2020.