During a tour of Gairloch Gardens, students will discover the stories sculptures tell about the world around us, while learning a little about early Indigenous societies along the way. This will provide the foundation for students to make their own models for outdoor artworks. Working individually, students will use clay to create a small-scale sculpture that represents their own travels through 21st-century Gairloch Gardens. Once dry, sculptures can be taken back to school and painted in your classroom.
The Arts (Visual Art); Social Studies (Heritage and Identity: Early Societies to 1500 CE)
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 us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905.844.4402 x26. 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.