Teachers' Resources & Programs
Explore ways to bring art to your classroom from artist interviews to in-depth teachers’ guides.
If you're a teacher looking for visual art ideas to do with your class, you've come to the right place.
Exhibit-Based Programming at the Gallery
Whether you’re planning a Gallery visit with your class or seeking out ideas for teaching with contemporary art, join us for talks, tours, art workshops, and more. Visit the Events section of our website or sign up for News & Updates.
Further your students' understanding of Indigenous contemporary art and issues relevant to your local community. Watch our video interviews with artists and learn about their influences, artistic practices, and artwork in their own words! Prior to watching, download the accompanying educational handouts with additional quotes from the artist, related themes, and strategies to engage your students. Check back for new resources.
Educational Handout: Brandon Gabriel & Melinda Bige—Four Seasons
Interview Extras: Transcript—Brandon Gabriel discussing Four Seasons drums
Indigenous Contemporary Art Workshop Guides
The following guides were developed as preparation and follow-up for the Sharing Perspectives: Indigenous Contemporary Art Workshop currently taught by artist-educator Roxanne Charles. They contain inquiry-focused activities and discussion questions that reinforce ideas and processes related to the practices of the instructor and of Indigenous artists mentioned during the workshop. Links to the new BC curriculum and a resources section are included in both the grades K−3 and 4−12 versions of the guide.
These downloadable Guides contain exhibit information, as well as hands-on activities and discussion that will prepare your students for their Gallery visit and engage them in the classroom afterwards. These activities reinforce the ideas and processes explored in the exhibition, thereby providing continuity between the Gallery visit and classroom. The Guides include curriculum links, vocabulary, and a resource section. Exhibition Guides are created for the current exhibitions. Check regularly for new publications.
"Completing the Gallery Teachers’ Guide helped prepare and get the students excited about what they were going to see. The students were incredibly excited to actually see the exhibit.” - Cloverdale Christian School