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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
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 For French tours contact Monique Lafontaine at 628-6105 or 

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 We recommend you view our exhibitions before your visit at 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;

Exhibitions 2018
Norma Jean MacLean: Accumulated, Positioned, Reflected
January 13-April 28
Known primarily as a painter of the bleak winter landscapes of western P.E.I., Norma Jean MacLean has expanded her practice to include sculpture and large-scale abstract canvases. Supported by the RBC Emerging Artists Program. Curated by Pan Wendt
Curriculum targets: line, shape and form, color, value, painting, landscape, sculpture

January 20-March 18
A selection of works from the CCAG collection including pieces by Robert Youds and Brenda Pelkey in the Fred S. and Ogden Martin Concourse Gallery.
Curriculum targets: line, sculpture, photography, mixed media, texture, space, value

Wish You Were Here: W.S. Louson’s Picture Postcards of Prince Edward Island
January 20-April 21
A gifted amateur photographer from Charlottetown, William Steele Louson, had many of his picturesque views of Island landscapes reproduced (and credited) on postcards in the early 20th century when the public interest in buying and selling postcards was a new mania. He was employed as a sales agent and travelled the Island extensively which enabled his photography of the rural landscapes throughout the Island.
Curated by Harry Holman
Curriculum targets: Canadian history, social and cultural contexts, landscape, photography

January 27-April 28
Motion brings together the work of 11 Québec artists in a video anthology based on the theme of “motion,” understood in two ways: as movement and as a proposal.
Curriculum targets: video, gesture, performance

Erik Edson: Other Stories
February 24-May 5
An exhibition selected from over a decade of work by Sackville, N.B.-based artist Erik Edson, known for his playful transformations of found imagery and printed matter into large-scale installations. Organized with the Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University and curated by Pan Wendt
Curriculum targets: line, space, pattern, printmaking, texture, shape and form, mixed media

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