Once relegated primarily to the realm of craft, textiles now hold critical importance in the world of contemporary art. After looking at a variety of such examples, students will design, sew and embroider flags that address various issues affecting youth from local and global perspectives. Upcycled fabrics, a range of embroidery hoops and a colourful selection of embroidery floss will be provided, though students are also encouraged to bring materials of personal significance to incorporate into their artworks.
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.