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Outreach Workshops

School Outreach

Gallery educators bring original artwork and supplies for arts activities into your classroom! Lively discussions spark students’ interest and inspire a creative exploration of art techniques and materials. Outreach programs are available from October 1, 2018 until June 21, 2019. Visits can be arranged with schools in many area across Metro Vancouver (with some restrictions). 

To book an outreach program, please fill out a School Outreach Booking Form and email to: gallerybooking@burnaby.ca or call 604-297-4422.

Part Day Outreach Workshops

Cost:  $110-$120 per class
Grades: Kindergarten-Grade 12

Crossroads: Salish Art & Pop Culture

Grades 3-12 | 90 minutes
Curriculum Tie-ins: BC First Nations | Art Education | Social Studies | History
Mondays: October 1 – December 10, 2018
Tuesdays: January 8 – March 12, 2019

Investigating contemporary works by Coast Salish artists, students learn about traditional design elements represented in Coast Salish art. The class also considers how and why these artists are merging popular images, such as Starbucks and Coca Cola logos with traditional artistic designs. Students create a work of art inspired by concepts found in the Salish Weave Education Collection.

Collection Discovery

Grades K-7 | 90 minutes
Curriculum tie-ins: First Nations | Ecology/Environment | Art
Wednesdays: October 3 – December 12, 2018
Thursdays: January 10 – June 20, 2019

Discover the Gallery’s Permanent Art Collections, focusing on handmade prints by First Nation artists. Using real artworks from the collection, students will make comparisons of the different techniques and elements of meaning in the works. The class will consider the significance of the ecosystem and environment which are represented in the selected First Nations works. Students will create their own art piece inspired by their connection with the environment and explore how different mediums work together.

NEW! Structures & Cities

Grades K-7 | 90 minutes
Curriculum Tie-ins: Art Education | Geography | Science
Thursdays: October 18 – December 13, 2018
Wednesdays: January 9 – June 21, 2019

Imagine, balance, construct and combine materials to engineer an exciting mini city. Students learn about physics and connecting techniques they can use to support their structures. Elements of colour, pattern, and recycled materials encourage students to get creative. Focus can be adjusted- perhaps a realistic, futuristic, space-age or environmentally sensitive city could fit your curriculum.

NEW! Where Coast Salish Art & Math Collide

Grades 8-12 | 75 minutes
Curriculum Tie-ins: Art Education | Math
Mondays: January 7 – June 17, 2019

Discover the interwoven worlds of math and art throughout history and explore how math inspires art in this unique outreach program geared towards secondary students. Using tessellations as a foundation, variations upon each workshop caters to specific grade levels. Each workshop explores traditional design elements represented in Coast Salish contemporary art, and examines artists who use tessellations in their work.

Workshop 1: Grade 8
Learn about basic translation tessellations, the connection to translation math, as well as the history behind how math inspires artmaking.

Workshop 2: Grades 9-10
Learn about proportional reasoning and the basic connection between math and art using tessellations as a starting point.

Workshop 3: Grades 11-12
Learn about modelling with equations while exploring tessellations and traditional shapes utilized by Coast Salish artists.

Full Day Outreach Workshops

Cost: $330 per class
Grades: 5-7

Coastal Waters

Grades 5-7 | 5 hours
Curriculum Tie-ins: Art Education | Science | Environment/Ecology | Indigenous
Fridays, October 5, 12 & November 16, 23, 2018
Fridays, January 11 – June 21, 2019

Join us to uncover the complexity of the BC coastline. Students are immersed into the ideas of interconnection, ecosystems, water cycles and shoreline wildlife, with examples of coastal Indigenous artwork. Using printmaking, stamping, drawing and collage, students develop individual mixed-media works that contribute to a group classroom ecosystem project.


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