Hot Weather in Store for Southwestern BC

Posted July 13, 2018

While hot and sunny conditions are welcomed news for most, Environment and Climate Change Canada and Medical Health Officers are reminding residents to take precautions to protect themselves from the heat. Keep cool by:

  • Spending time in an air-conditioned facility (such as a shopping centre, library, community centre or restaurant) for at least several hours every day.
  • Dress for the weather by wearing loose, light-weight clothing. Protect yourself from the sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses.
  • Avoid sunburn, stay in the shade or use sunscreen with SPF 30 or more
  • NEVER leave children or pets alone in a parked car.
  • Check in on others - People living alone are at high risk of severe heat related illness.  
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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.

To book an outreach program, please call 604-297-4422 or email

Part Day Outreach Workshops

Cost:    $105 per class
Grades:   Kindergarten-Grade 12


Pop-up Books | Grades K-7
Curriculum Tie-ins: Art | Social Studies | English
October 16 – December 11 on Mondays 
January 17  March 14 on Wednesdays 
April 9 – June 4 on Mondays  

Language arts blend with visual arts in this outreach program for students. Using art history and visual storytelling techniques as inspiration, students learn how to interpret visual stories found in art by defining characters, objects, settings, expressions and space. Combining artwork, storyboards and bookmaking activities with discussion to explore key ideas, students learn how to interpret a visual story, the importance of stories culturally and historically and how to express ideas through storyboards and bookmaking techniques.

Crossroads: Salish Art & Pop Culture | Grades 3-12
Curriculum Tie-ins: BC First Nations | Art | Social Studies | History
October 19 – December 14 on Thursdays 
January 18  March 15 on Thursdays 
April 12 – June 7 on Thursdays

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 - NEW! | Grades 3-12
Curriculum Tie-ins: First Nations | Ecology/Environment | Art 
November 15 – December 13 on Wednesdays 
January 15  March 12 on Mondays
April 11 – June 6 on Wednesdays  

Discover the Gallery’s Education and Permanent Art Collection, focusing on handmade prints by First Nations artists. 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. 

Full Day Outreach Workshops

Available only on Fridays
January 19-March 16, 2018 & April 6-June 7, 2018

Gallery educators immerse students in a creative environment using artworks from the Burnaby Art Gallery’s Permanent and Education Collection and a variety of educational materials. Students learn about artist techniques while learning about social studies, math and science through an artistic lens.

Cost:   $330 per class
Grades:     5-7

Canadian Perspectives
Curriculum Tie-ins: Art | Social Studies | Geography | Canadian Culture

This program looks at contemporary artists who use maps as the underlying structure for representing a journey or story and Canadian artists who use landscape to explore aspects of Canadian identities. Students are invited to make their own maps as self-expression by integrating printmaking, stamping, drawing and collage.

Where Art & Math Collide
Curriculum Tie-ins: Art | Math

Where are the intersections between mathematics and artistic practice? The histories of math and art are closely intertwined though taught as separate subjects in school. Students search through art history for artists who used math as the foundation of their work. Then, using pattern, tessellation and 3-D paper folding, students are encouraged to create interdisciplinary work as they consider the numbers behind the beauty. The program also experiments with combinations of drawing and printing.

Coastal Waters
Curriculum Tie-ins: Art | Science | Environment/Ecology

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 First Nations 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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