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Art Gallery Class Tours for Schools

The Art Gallery as a Teaching Resource
Choose a Tour that is right for you and your students!
*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 50

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 Back Stage tour, or perhaps with another tour offered in Charlottetown.
Maximum number of students is 25

To book your school’s Gallery Tour please contact Kate Sharpley for English tours at 628-6112 or ksharpley@confederationcentre.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 dmuttart@confederationcentre.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

Exhibitions 2017-18
Greer View Mirror
September 30, 2017-January 14, 2018
A selection of witty sculptural works from 1972 to 1990 by the Nova Scotia-based artist, all shown at the Isaacs Gallery in Toronto. Curated by Pan Wendt
Curriculum targets: sculpture, mixed media, shape and form, photography, social and cultural contexts.

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.

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.

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.

Journées de découverte des arts

Journées de découverte des arts Les journées de découverte des arts sont un projet du Centre des arts de la Confédération en partenariat avec le ministère de l’Éducation, du Développement de la petite enfance et de la Culture de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard. Durant ces journées, les étudiants participent à des séances de travail en mouvement, théâtre et arts visuels qui sont reliées au programme scolaire. En français, le
programme s’adresse aux élèves de la 4e année.

Le programme anglais est offert aux élèves de la 4e et de la 8e année. Nous remercions Canadian Parents for French de son appui pour le programme offert en français.  Dates des journées de découverte des arts :

8e ANNÉE, EN ANGLAIS
Les 16 et 30 novembre, 5 décembre 2017

4e ANNÉE, EN ANGLAIS
Les 21, 26 et 28 février, 7 et12 mars 2018

4e ANNÉE, EN FRANÇAIS
Les 18 et 19 avril 2018

Educational Tours

The Story of Confederation
Confederation Chamber Replica Tours
$2 per student/Maximum students 25

Cette visite d’une heure commence par le visionnement d’une vidéo de 20 minutes facile à comprendre. « Un édifice, une destinée » porte sur Province House et la Conférence de Charlottetown. Votre guide mettra ensuite la Confédération dans son contexte physique, parlera de la reproduction de la Salle de la Confédération qui comprend des artefacts originaux et une reproduction parfaite de la grande table et des vingt-six fauteuils dans lesquels les Pères de la Confédération se sont assis pour discuter des débuts de notre nation. La visite se termine par une activité qui convient au groupe d’âge de vos élèves. Pour les étudiants de la 4e année à l’université. Liens avec le programme scolaire ‘ identité canadienne, histoire, Confédération, sciences politiques.

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Hours of Operation


Art Gallery

May 22- October 7
Daily, Monday – Sunday 9am – 5 pm
July – August, open Thursdays until 8 p.m.

October 10 – May 19
Wednesday to Saturday: 11 am – 5pm  | Sunday 1pm – 5pm |  Monday and Tuesday: Closed 

Box Office

Monday – Saturday: 9am-8pm | Sundays & Evening Performances: The Box Office opens 2.5 hours prior to each performance

Mavor’s Restaurant

Monday – Saturday 11am – midnight  |  Sunday: Closed
Please call (902) 628-6107 for information or to make a reservation.

Showcase Gift Shop

Monday – Saturday: 10am – 9pm | Sunday: Closed
Please call (902) 628-6149 for information.

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Hours of Operation


Art Gallery

MAY 22-OCTOBER 7
DAILY, MONDAY-SUNDAY, 9 AM-5 PM
JULY-AUGUST, open Thursdays until 8 p.m.

OCTOBER 10-MAY 19
WEDNESDAY TO SATURDAY, 11 AM-5 PM   SUNDAY 1-5 PM   MONDAY AND TUESDAY, CLOSED

Box Office

Monday – Saturday: 9am-8pm | Sundays & Evening Performances: The Box Office opens 2.5 hours prior to each performance

Mavor’s Restaurant

Monday – Saturday 11am – midnight  |  Sunday closed
Please call (902) 628-6107 for information or to make a reservation.

Showcase Gift Shop

Monday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm | Sunday: Closed.
Please call (902) 628-6149 for information.

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