Following a guided tour, students will respond creatively to the artworks they've seen at the Galleries with a hands-on art-making workshop. This is a great opportunity to work under the guidance of a professional educator with expertise in the visual arts, giving students a chance to explore and expand their creativity, experiment with unusual materials, and learn new techniques used by today's artists to create original works of art.
Workshops at Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens 2017–18:
FASTWÜRMS: Guided Tour & Textile Workshop
25 September – 30 December 2017
Allison Katz: Guided Tour & Painting Workshop
21 January – 18 March 2018
Nadia Belerique: Guided Tour & Collage Workshop
8 April – 3 June 2018
This itinerary is flexible and can be modified to best suit your group's needs and schedule. A full-day program at Oakville Galleries includes over 2 hours of art-making time and half an hour outdoors in Gairloch Gardens, weather permitting. Total recommended length of visit time is 4.5 hours.
9:30 am: Arrive at Oakville Galleries and find your classroom(s).
9:40 am: Instructor leads an introductory conversation about Oakville Galleries and conducts an interactive exhibition tour.
10:15 am: Tour of Gairloch Gardens and outdoor sculptures.
10:45 am: Short nutrition break.
11:00 am: Art-making activity.
12:00 pm: Long nutrition break.
12:25 pm: Art-making activity.
1:40 pm: Sharing and reflecting on students' art works.
2:00 pm: Depart Oakville Galleries.
THE ARTS: VISUAL ARTS
D1. Creating and Presenting: apply the creative process to produce a variety of two-and three-dimensional artworks, using elements and principles, and techniques of visual arts to communicate feelings, ideas, and understandings.
D2. Reflecting, Responding, and Analysing: apply the critical analysis process to communicate feelings, ideas, and understandings in response to a variety of art works and art experiences.
D3. Exploring Forms and Cultural Contexts: demonstrate an understanding of a variety of art forms, styles, and techniques from the past and present, and their social and/or community contexts.
LANGUAGE: ORAL COMMUNICATION
1. Listening to Understand: listen in order to understand and respond appropriately in a variety of situations for a variety of purposes.
2. Speaking to Communicate: use speaking skills and strategies appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.
Programs are available weekdays throughout the academic year. Oakville Galleries can regularly accommodate bookings for two groups or a total of 60 students at once—three groups of up to 85 students can be booked with advance notice. Early booking is encouraged. There is a minimum registration of 25 students per group (or the equivalent registration fee) to secure a registration for your school.
To book a program, please contact Oakville Galleries' Education Officer at 905.844.4402, extension 26, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Programs should be booked at least three weeks in advance. To request a booking, teachers should include the total expected number of students, grade level(s), school name, school address, program title, and three preferred dates for the program.
Once booked, you will receive a confirmation form for your booking outlining the number of groups and estimated fees, along with a field trip kit and a map of where to find us.
Schools are required to provide one adult supervisor (teacher or parent volunteer) for every 10 children. There are no fees for adults to participate.