Building on a strong base of existing activities and community relationships, Oakville Galleries’ school programs challenge the traditional paradigm of museum education and invite youngsters to come together in a dialogue about contemporary culture. Our staff is guided by a vision that creative work is a vehicle for knowledge and understanding and a stimulus for lifelong learning. Through the school programs, students are provided with an in-depth learning experience in which they can develop important lifeskills: the ability to work individually and with others, to develop technical skills, to think critically and to communicate effectively.
Our programs are designed by artists and educators in collaboration with consultants and teachers from Halton-Peel area school boards. The programs explore contemporary art practices with links to modern and historical artworks and address the Ontario curriculum in Visual and Media Arts, Science and Technology, Social Studies, Literacy and Languages (English and French) and in Media Literacy.
Oakville Galleries acknowledges the generous support of the Corporation of the Town of Oakville, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Ontario Arts Council.
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Download our 2013-2014 Elementary school program brochure
Download our 2013-2014 Secondary school program brochure
Download our 2013-2014 French Elementary school program brochure
Download our 2013-2014 French Secondary school program brochure