Workshops & School Groups



Our workshop series offers members of PEI’s arts community an opportunity to explore information and avenues within the arts which may not be readily accessible in their day-to-day programming. For adults and teens, our workshops during the fall and winter months complement our class offerings, perfect for honing skills or trying something new.These workshops are led by local and nationally sourced professionals in the industry.

These workshops are led by local and nationally sourced professionals in the industry. Workshops are open to the public on a first-come first-served basis and held at Confederation Centre of the Arts.

Arts Education Workshops are sponsored by the Eric T Webster Foundation.

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School Groups

Enhance your curriculum with a visit to Confederation Centre Art Gallery or Confederation Chamber Replica. Choose a tour that is right for you and your students.

Tours and Workshops for School Groups
Confederation Centre Art Gallery is pleased to offer tours and workshops to school groups

  • 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.
  • Please prebook activities two weeks in advance.
  • Tours and workshops are available Tuesdays through Fridays, 10am or 1pm
  • 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
A one-hour tour of the gallery. Each year the gallery presents an average of 20 exhibitions across its seven spaces, so there is always a lot to explore! Participants will learn visual literacy and critical thinking skills as they are guided through the gallery’s offerings and are encouraged to ask questions and share opinions. Exhibitions frequently address diverse topics including social justice, economics, history, Canadian identity and more! Teachers are welcome to inquire about specific subjects related to their students’ current studies. In gallery drawing activities and scavenger hunts are also available.

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, or sculpture. Teachers can request an art activity of their choice.

Combined Tour and Workshop– $6.00 – $10.00 depending on workshop material cost
This two-hour visit combines the tours described above, with one hour spent in the Gallery and one hour in the studio.

To book your tour, please contact Andreas Fobes at [email protected] or call 902-628-6112. 

Confederation Chamber Replica Tours

$2 per student/Maximum students 25

This one-hour visit begins with A Building of Destiny (also available in French), an easy-to-understand 20-minute film introducing students to Province House and the 1864 Charlottetown Conference. Your guide will put Confederation in physical context by interpreting our Confederation Chamber replica, featuring original artifacts, as well as perfect reproductions of the grand table and twenty-six chairs from which the Fathers debated the beginnings of a nation. The visit will end with an age-appropriate class activity.

Tours available Monday through Saturday (Must be pre-booked). Suitable for students in Grade 4 through to university. Curriculum targets Canadian identity, history, Confederation, political science, and Charlottetown/Island history

For bookings, please contact [email protected]

Arts Discovery Days

Arts Discovery Days is a project of Confederation Centre of the Arts in partnership with the PEI Department of Education and Lifelong Learning. This full day programme allows 3 classes per day to visit the Centre, where they will experience workshops in movement, drama, and visual arts, with an optional Confederation Chamber Replica visit.

These hands-on sessions will be tied into the grade 4 and grade 8 Social Studies and Arts Education curriculum, focusing on the concept of exploration (grade 4) and Canadian identity (grade 8). We are pleased to continue offering our grade 4 program to students following the French language curriculum, and extend our thanks to Canadian Parents for French for helping us to achieve this goal.

This year, we have three sessions: English Grade 8 (October), English Grade 4 (February), French Grade 4 (April).

For more information and to book your class, please contact Callista McIsaac at [email protected] or 902-628-6134.

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