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 2016–17 Elementary School Program Brochure.

Guided Tour

At the Galleries

Students will be introduced to one of Oakville Galleries' exhibitions and then guided through a group discussion by one of our educators.

  • Half day

  • $5/student ($125 minimum)

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Guided Tour & Workshop

At the Galleries

Following a guided tour, students will respond creatively to the artworks they've seen at the Galleries with a hands-on art-making workshop.

  • Full day

  • $10/student ($250 minimum)

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Art Scavenger Hunt (Grades 1 to 6)

At the Galleries

Looking for something a little more playful than a traditional tour? We also offer art-themed scavenger hunts!

  • Half day

  • $8/student ($200 minimum)

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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 4 to 8)

At the Galleries

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

  • $14/student ($350 minimum)

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Rock, Paper, Scissors: Stop Motion Animation (Grades 4 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 (JK to Grade 3)

At the Galleries

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

  • $10/student ($250 minimum)

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Funny Faces: Primary Printmaking (JK 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)

At the Galleries

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

  • $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)

At the Galleries

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

  • $12/student ($300 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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Seasons and Weather: Transforming Time (Grade 1)

At the Galleries

Experience art in the great outdoors! This full-day workshop connects students to their natural surroundings through a guided exploration of Gairloch Gardens, its site-specific artworks and a hands-on art activity.

  • Full day

  • $10/student ($250 minimum)

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Air and Water: Floating Sculptures (Grade 2)

At the Galleries

Experience art in the great outdoors! This full-day workshop connects students to their natural surroundings through a guided exploration of Gairloch Gardens, its site-specific artworks and a hands-on art activity.

  • Full day

  • $10/student ($250 minimum)

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Shelter and Structures: A House for a Mouse (Grade 3)

At the Galleries

Experience art in the great outdoors! This full-day workshop connects students to their natural surroundings through a guided exploration of Gairloch Gardens, its site-specific artworks and a hands-on art activity.

  • Full day

  • $10/student ($250 minimum)

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Early Societies: The Nomads of Gairloch (Grade 4)

At the Galleries

Experience art in the great outdoors! This full-day workshop connects students to their natural surroundings through a guided exploration of Gairloch Gardens, its site-specific artworks and a hands-on art activity.

  • Full day

  • $10/student ($250 minimum)

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People and Environments: Art Action Plan (Grade 5)

At the Galleries

Experience art in the great outdoors! This full-day workshop connects students to their natural surroundings through a guided exploration of Gairloch Gardens, its site-specific artworks and a hands-on art activity.

  • Full day

  • $10/student ($250 minimum)

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Earth and Space Systems: Starship Studio (Grade 6)

At the Galleries

Experience art in the great outdoors! This full-day workshop connects students to their natural surroundings through a guided exploration of Gairloch Gardens, its site-specific artworks and a hands-on art activity.

  • Full day

  • $10/student ($250 minimum)

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Interactions in the Environment: Art Ecosystem (Grade 7)

At the Galleries

Experience art in the great outdoors! This full-day workshop connects students to their natural surroundings through a guided exploration of Gairloch Gardens, its site-specific artworks and a hands-on art activity.

  • Full day

  • $10/student ($250 minimum)

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Global Settlement: Making Waves (Grade 8)

At the Galleries

Experience art in the great outdoors! This full-day workshop connects students to their natural surroundings through a guided exploration of Gairloch Gardens, its site-specific artworks and a hands-on art activity.

  • Full day

  • $10/student ($250 minimum)

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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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