secondary school programs

Enrich your students' education with a hands-on visual arts workshop taught by professional artists. 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. With a commitment to fostering creativity, art appreciation and critical thinking skills, 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 and Media Arts curricula and the Creative Process at the forefront of our offerings, select programs also integrate strands from Canadian and World Studies and English. Click here to view our 2017–18 Secondary School Program Brochure.

No-Kit DIY

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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The Collage of LIFE

In your classroom

Students will use clippings from vintage LIFE magazines to create their own flat and sculptural collage self-portraits.

  • Full day

  • $12/student ($300 minimum)

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Artist's Proof: Printmaking

In your classroom

Art is a powerful form of communication, and prints are a great example of artists effectively and creatively conveying a message. In this full day workshop, 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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Red Flags: Textiles

In your classroom

Using upcycled fabrics and embroidery, students will design, sew and embroider flags that address various issues affecting youth from local and global perspectives.

  • Full day

  • $12/student ($300 minimum)

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Videorovers: Discovering Video Art

In your classroom

This hands-on video-making workshop will teach students to question the messages embedded in moving images by introducing them to video's use as an artistic medium.

  • Full day

  • $12/student ($300 minimum)

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Art Lab

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

In your classroom

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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