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 an educator with expertise in the visual arts, giving students a chance to explore their creativity, experiment with unusual materials, and learn new techniques to create works of art. All students will produce a project they can take home with them.
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.