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School Programs

Enhance your curriculum outcomes with a visit to the Confederation Centre Art Gallery and choose a tour that is right for you and your students.

Class Tours for Schools | Arts Discovery Days | Education Tours

Tours and Workshops for School Groups

The Confederation Centre Art Gallery is pleased to offer tours and workshops to school groups with new protocols in place to keep both patrons and staff safe. These include the following measures:

  • Maximum 15 students per tour group plus chaperones
  • A maximum capacity of 10 students plus chaperones in the Schurman Family Studio
  • Masks must be worn at all times inside the Gallery and studio unless you are medically exempt from doing so
  • Social distancing will be adhered to between the group and guide, as well as between group members
  • Hand sanitizing stations at all entrances to the Gallery

*Tours are led by experienced visual arts educators who utilize a variety of engaging and effective teaching strategies to connect students to art, and art to your classroom.
*Tours must be booked two weeks in advance.
*Tours are available Tuesdays through Fridays, in English and French
*Kindergarten to university students are welcome.
*There is no charge for teachers and chaperones or students with financial needs.

Gallery Tour – $2.00 per student
The one-hour guided tour of the Gallery is our most popular tour! With seven gallery spaces and exhibitions changing every three to four months, there is always lots to explore. In addition to the visual arts curriculum, many other topics are discussed such as social studies, economics, and history. Teachers are welcome to inquire about specific curriculum outcomes related to their student’s current studies.
Maximum number of students is 15

Studio Workshop– $5.00 per student
A studio workshop includes a 15-minute introduction to one of our Gallery exhibitions followed by a 45-minute art activity in the Schurman Family Studio related to the exhibition. The workshop activities offered may include drawing, painting, printmaking, bookmaking, or 3-D construction. Teachers can request an art activity of their choice.
Maximum number of students is 10. Please see our new Drawing Workshop as an alternative for larger class sizes.

Combined Tour and Workshop– $6.00 per student
This two-hour visit combines the tours described above, with one hour spent in the Gallery and one hour in the studio. If you have more than two classes it is recommended that you combine your Art Gallery visit with our theatre or heritage tours.
Maximum number of students is 10. Please see our new Drawing Workshop as an alternative for larger class sizes.

**NEW** Drawing Workshop in the Gallery

For classes with more than 10 students who would like a hands-on art activity, this workshop can be used in place of one of the above studio workshops. These activities can be linked to either a current exhibition on display, or to a topic being discussed in your classroom. Mediums may include graphite pencil, pencil crayons, chalk pastels, or oil pastel. We encourage you to discuss your preference with our visual arts educator when booking your workshop experience.
Maximum number of students is 15.

NOTE: If there are students in your class who are art enthusiasts, please let them know that we also offer PD Day Art Camps, MARTch Break Camp, Saturday morning art classes and summer art camps;

Exhibitions 2021

Give Me Shelter
until April 21
This exhibition introduces the work of 13 emerging artists based in St. John’s, NL, reflecting the richness of a cultural community that is both steeped in tradition and looking towards a rapidly-changing future.
Curriculum targets: line, colour, shape, value, form, texture, pattern, painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, video, installation, textiles

Gerard Clarkes: A Haunted Land
January 16-June 20
Introducing the work of Winnipeg-born, P.E.I.-based artist Gerard Clarkes, this exhibition features a large selection of the enigmatic, theatrical landscapes he produced in Toronto in the 1960s and 1970s.
Curriculum targets: colour, shape, space, perspective, painting, landscape, portraiture

The Drive
January 23 -May 2
This exhibition situates the work of Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven, and their peers in relation to diverse Indigenous and Canadian artists in order to highlight the complexity of the representation of landscape – particularly as it relates to the land and the history of resource development.
Curriculum targets: line, shape, colour, space, form, texture, pattern, landscape, painting, photography, sculpture, drawing, video art, Canadian history, Canadian geography, environmental issues, Indigenous issues

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The Story of Confederation 

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Art Gallery

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Box Office

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Please call 1-800-565-0278 or 902-566-1267 for information.

The Story of Confederation 

10am – 3pm, Saturdays 

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