Exploring Art tours are designed for teachers and daycares in search of a multidisciplinary learning experience in a contemporary public art gallery.

Explore the current exhibit; then examine materials and processes. Students will develop their own creative capacities for learning, while accessing other kinds of knowledge and creative problem solving. A multi-faceted approach to art education inspires deeper learning.

Students will:

  • Learn about the cultural, historical, and social contexts of artworks on display
  • Explore works of art through themes that are relevant, engaging and thought provoking
  • Themes include: Spaces and Places, Materials and Process, and Art and Society.

We tailor your visit around a variety of themes and students’ ages with an interactive activity inspired by the current exhibition.

We can’t wait to meet your students!

Current Exhibition

Technological Wanders

June 1 – July 29
Discover the impact of technology on society and how an artist interprets this in her artwork. Observe and create during our hands-on Gallery tour with wire sculptures and creatures you create. We’ll add them to our ever changing art installation, or your students can take home their unique creature.

Twyla Exner, Thing 5 (Albino), telephone wire, 2012
Twyla Exner, Thing 1, telephone wire, 2012;

Upcoming 2017 exhibitions:

Healing Process

August 3 – September 2, 2017

The Prairies, the Maritimes and a Few Lakes

September 7 – 30, 2017
Responding to the colourful exhibit by Grande Prairie art veteran Ken HouseGo, students will create a colourful collage on a wood base. They will layer colours and wooden shapes to create their own Canadian landscape or structure that is meaningful to them.

Dreams are very important aspects of this artist’s work, and images involving location, geography and architectural structures represent symbolic memories, feelings and understandings as he responds to his environment. This exhibit is sure to delight your students.

Inside Painting

October 5 – 28, 2017

Ripples of Loss

November 2 – December 2, 2017


December 7, 2017 – January 27, 2018

Combine an Exploring Art program with one of our many Studio Classes for a memorable day of art!


We’re a non-profit organization, and program fees help cover the cost of instruction, supplies and equipment.

  • $4.50 per student


We’ll send an invoice to your school within one month—please don’t bring your payment to the workshop.
Please make cheques payable to Arts and Heritage St. Albert. Include invoice numbers and mail to:

Arts and Heritage St. Albert
Suite #200, 20 Perron Street
St. Albert, AB  T8N 1E4

For account inquiries, contact us at 780-459-1163 or registration@artsandheritage.ca

Information and Policies

Total Time

1.5 hours


Preschool, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Curriculum Link

Art, Creative Expression, Language Arts, Social Studies


Art Gallery of St. Albert