Exploring Art tours offer a multi-faceted approach to art education that inspires deeper learning. Students learn about the cultural, historical, and social contexts of artworks on display and explore works of art through themes that are relevant, engaging and thought-provoking.

• Through interactive tours and hands-on art activities, students will engage with the arts in a way that develops their curiosity and knowledge, while exploring themes of Spaces and Places, Materials and Process, and Art and Society.

We have implemented comprehensive safety protocols to protect students and staff so that they can attend and safely enjoy our field trips. Learn more about our safety protocols here.


Main Exhibition: 

March 24 to April 30, 2022 – For Women Who Roar  – Shana Wilson

Shana Wilson is an Edmonton based artist whose practice focuses on portraiture. For Women who Roar concentrates its attention on portraying female leaders and trailblazers. This ongoing series currently includes inspirational writers, activists, politicians, models, lawyers, artists, scholars, entrepreneurs, and athletes. Fifteen pieces will be hosted at AGSA, surrounding, and inspiring each visitor.

Curriculum Links: I’m Unique, I belong, My World, moving forward with the past, Histories and Stories, Issues for Canadians, Self-awareness, Connecting and Belonging, Else-Awareness, Creative Process, Creative Expression and Celebration, Art Skill Development and Artistic Behaviours

Art Project: Students will create a small pencil crayon and watercolour portrait of someone who has inspired them to become more aware of the importance to achieve their highest potential.

Shana Wilson, Dorothy Pitman Hughes, Oil on canvas, 60×40”, 2019. 
 

Staircase Feature during Main Exhibition:

February 8 to May 7, 2022 – Raven’s Tales – Rick Wolcott

The stairs will be adorned with a selection of west coast carvings. Rick Wolcott learned to carve from his grandfather. They would spend summers travelling up and down the coast, visiting carvers and elders, learning from a wide range of Indigenous communities.

Wolcott’s works focus on preserving not only aesthetic and technical traditions, but the important stories that walk hand in hand with each piece.

Rick Wolcott, Raven and Salmon Woman, Kwak waka waka style, cedar with acrylic, 21x19x1”, 2021.

 

 

Vault Feature during Main Exhibition:

March 1 to April 16, 2022 – Keep Them Safe  – Jenny Keith

Held safely within the vault will be three large paintings of endangered animal species. Specifically looking to Alberta’s vast and varied landscape, Keith captures a woodland caribou, a grizzly bear, and a whooping crane in her signature style. Created specifically to be shown in AGSA’s vault, Keith carefully and tenderly grants viewers access to the fragile worlds of these animals.

Jenny Keith, Autumn Fox, Acrylic on board, 36×48”, 2020.

 

 

Total Time

1.5 hours

Grades

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

Location

Art Gallery of St. Albert