Confederation Centre of the Arts Class Tours for Schools
*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 each semester. As well as art curriculum, many other topics are discussed such as social studies, economics and history. Teachers are welcome to inquire about specific curriculum outcomes related to your student’s current studies.
Maximum number of students is 25
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 25
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 25
To book your school’s Gallery Tour please contact Evan Furness for English tours at 628-6112 or email@example.com. For French tours contact Monique Lafontaine at 628-6105 or Moniquel@confederationcentre.com
Unguided Tour – by donation only
Feel free to bring your students to the Art Gallery anytime we’re open! A courteous notice of your arrival would be appreciated by contacting our Gallery receptionist, Debbie Muttart at 902-628-6142 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We recommend you view our exhibitions before your visit at www.confederationcentre.com/exhibitions. Kindergarten to university students are welcome.
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; www.confederationcentre.com/artseducation
Artists by Artists
January 18_September 27
Who makes art and what does it mean to be an artist? Artists have often tried to address such questions in portraits of one another, and of themselves. An exhibition selected from the collection.
Curriculum targets: painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, form, texture, colour, line, shape, value, proportion, Indigenous issues, portraiture
Victor Cicansky: The Gardener’s Universe
January 25-September 6
This retrospective exhibition brings together more than 100 ceramic and bronze works that present a richly layered picture of Cicansky’s career.
Curriculum targets: sculpture, ceramics, form, colour, shape, social and cultural contexts, space, environmental issues
Setting the Table: Still-Life and its After Effects
February 29-November 15
The still life was the humblest genre, until it became the basis for modern abstraction and the invention of the readymade. This exhibition presents a selection of works that build on the still life’s strategies of selection and arrangement.
Curriculum targets: colour, space, form, texture, value, line, painting, printmaking, sculpture, still life, abstraction
Spheres, Skulls, and Other Icons of the Interior
March 7-October 4
Art has often been interpreted as an external manifestation of mental processes. This exhibition presents a selection of works from the collection that explore this subject matter, with an emphasis on the use of the head, and by extension the brain, as a representation of their container and origin.
Curriculum targets: line, value, colour, space, shape, texture, form, pattern, painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, mixed media
Creative Obsessions: A Look at Contemporary Craft in Prince Edward Island
August 8, 2020– January 3, 2021
Fine craft is equal parts tradition and innovation, passion and obsession, filtered through the skills and the sensibilities of artisans. Making craft is a form of thinking, a communication across generations. In Creative Obsessions: A Look at Contemporary Craft in Prince Edward Island, artisans working on PEI respond to the theme of “creative obsessions” with innovative works drawing on craft traditions to mark Craft Year 2020. The exhibition is organized by Confederation Centre Art Gallery in collaboration with the PEI Crafts Council and guest curated by Ray Cronin and Sarah Maloney.
Curriculum targets: line, shape, colour, space, texture, form, pattern, value, sculpture, fine furniture, jewelry, ceramics, basketry, Mi’kmaq quillwork, knitting, embroidery, sewing, quilting, needle felting, rug hooking, hand weaving, textiles