elementary school programs

Enrich your students' education with hands-on visual arts workshops taught by professional artist educators. As one of Canada's foremost contemporary art museums, Oakville Galleries offers innovative field trips and in-class visits that make the visual arts accessible and engaging for your students. With a commitment to fostering creativity, art appreciation and critical thinking skills in children and youth, our programs give students opportunities to look at, discuss and make works of art in a space where they are encouraged to experiment with new ideas and specialized materials. In keeping with 21st century art practices, we promote interdisciplinary learning: with the Visual Arts curriculum and the Creative Process at the forefront of our offerings, select programs also integrate strands from History and Geography, Language, Science and Technology, and Social Studies. Click here to view our 2017–18 Elementary School Program Brochure.

No-Kit

In your classroom

Forget the fancy kit of art supplies: No-Kit encourages students to select materials from their surroundings to make playful works of art.

  • Half day

  • $5/student ($125 minimum)

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Rock, Paper, Scissors: Stop Motion Animation (Grades 5 to 8)

In your classroom

Learn how to create a stop-motion animation! Students will use digital cameras and tripods to shoot images for each scene of their movie, and work under the guidance of an artist to animate it in iMovie.

  • Full day

  • $16/student ($400 minimum)

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Funny Faces: Primary Printmaking (K to Grade 3)

In your classroom

Students will etch, cut, glue, and assemble a variety of materials to create stamps and collagraphs that they'll subsequently use to create their own imaginative set of colourful characters.

  • Full day

  • $12/student ($300 minimum)

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Prints Charming: Junior Printmaking (Grades 4 to 6)

In your classroom

Students will plan and draw out a dramatic scene, then carve their images into a set softoleum blocks. After rolling ink onto their blocks, they will stamp them onto high-quality paper to compose an epic scene.

  • Full day

  • $14/student ($350 minimum)

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Artist's Proof: Senior Printmaking (Grades 7 & 8)

In your classroom

Art is a powerful form of communication, and prints are a great example of artists creatively and colourfully conveying a message. Students will work in pairs to make an edition of prints that share their own messages with the world.

  • Full day

  • $14/student ($350 minimum)

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Art Break

Lunch-hour and after-school programs

Introduce students and parents to extracurricular art education! Running in four- to six-week sessions, Art Break participants will explore a range of materials relevant to a chosen theme.

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Art Lab

Collaboratively designed programs

Have something else in mind? We will work with you to design and lead an art workshop that best suits your students' needs and interests.

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Special Needs Programs

Plan a unique project or series of workshops in collaboration with our instructors and enable your students to experience the expressive potential of art.

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