Teachers and Students

School Programs

The Vancouver Art Gallery School Programs provide exhibition tours and workshops designed for elementary and secondary school groups. These programs introduce tools to foster visual literacy in students and to promote critical thinking about the world around us.

Led by the Gallery’s experienced and highly trained Docents, guided school tours are a great way to learn more about the cultural and social contexts of the artworks on display.

For the 2021/22 school year, the Gallery’s Virtual School Programs will begin in October 2021. Registration will open in September. We plan to resume on-site programming in January 2022. If you would like to book a virtual School Tour, please contact Susan Rome, School Programs Coordinator, at srome@vanartgal​lery.bc.ca with your preferred date and time.

Guidelines

Virtual School Tours

This fall we are booking virtual School Tours for a minimum of 10 individual classes per elementary school. Please check with your PAC to see if they can help provide funding for all classes to participate. Secondary classes can book on an individual basis. Online sessions will be offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 and 11 AM from October 5 to December 9, 2021. Cost is $150 per one-hour session. If you would like to book a virtual School Tour, please contact Susan Rome, School Programs Coordinator, at srome@vanartgal​lery.bc.ca with your preferred date and time.

  • Cost | $150
  • Grades | ALL
  • Capacity | 30

    Self-Guided Visits

    The Self-Guided Visit consists of a class navigating any open exhibition space in the gallery. Open to elementary, secondary and post-secondary school groups. Please check-in at the Admissions Desk when you arrive. Lockable bins will be provided for students' belongings at coat check. If you are bringing several classes of 30 students, please book as many arrival times as you need. For all booking inquiries, please contact Susan Rome at srome@vanartgallery.bc.ca.

    • Cost | $85
    • Grades | All
    • Capacity | 30

      Post-Secondary Guided Tour

      Guided tours are an excellent educational experience for post secondary students. The Gallery's rotating exhibitions of historical and contemporary art provide unique opportunities to enhance a range of studies from fashion, visual art, art history, graphic design, history, visual culture and architecture, among many others. For all booking inquiries, please contact Stephanie Bokenfohr at sbokenfohr@vanartgallery.bc.ca.

      • Cost | $245
      • Grades | Post-Secondary
      • Capacity | 30

        TEACHER ORIENTATIONS

        Teacher Orientations have been postponed until further notice. Please check back for more details. Questions? Contact Susan Rome, School Programs Coordinator at srome@vanartgallery.bc.ca.

        • Cost | Complimentary
        • Grades | All
        • Capacity | 50+

          Teachers Support

          To help you get ready for your tour and help your students get the most out of their experience, we offer study guides and teacher orientations for many of our exhibitions

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          Visionary Partner for Community Access:
          Corporate Partners:

          Additional support from:

          Sheldon Gilmour Foundation

          Virtual Art Engagement for Schools Program:
          Art Teachers Training Program:

          The Edith Lando Charitable Foundation