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 Kate Sharpley for English tours at 628-6112 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. 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
Wafaa Bilal: 168:01
until January 20
A major solo exhibition of new and recent work by the New York-based artist Wafaa Bilal whose work speaks to the impact of international politics on individual lives.
Curriculum targets: photography, shape and form. social and cultural contexts, space, value
Sandra Meigs: The Basement Paintings
Until March 17
Meigs’ most recent body of work, initiated by her experience with grief, takesbasements and crawl spaces and injects them with potent psycho-social intensity.
Curriculum targets: colour, line, painting, shape and form, space, value.
Mitchell Wiebe: VampSites
Until March 3
An exhibition that launches a national tour of space activations by the Halifax painter, performer, and installation artist.
Curriculum targets: colour, drawing, line, mixed media, painting, performance, sculpture, shape and form, space, textiles, value.
Who’s Your Mother? Women Artists of P.E.I., 1964 to The Present
Until June 2
This survey draws upon more than half a century of collecting to showcase the rich and diverse work of over 50 female artists highlighting mentors such as Elaine Harrison, Erica Rutherford and Hilda Woolnough.
Curriculum targets: colour, drawing, line, mixed media, painting, performance, photography, printmaking, sculpture, shape and form, social and cultural contexts, space, textiles, technology, value, video.
The Documentary Impulse: 1970s Photography of Prince Edward Island Life
January 26 – May 26, 2019
Photographs in this exhibition look back at people, communities, and landscape and the desire to capture a period of change.
Curriculum targets: PEI landscape, communities, documentary photography, the 1970s.