Teachers' Resources & Programs

Explore ways to bring art to your classroom from artist interviews to in-depth teachers’ guides.

Explore ways to bring art to your classroom, from artist interviews and video works to in-depth Teachers’ Guides. If you're a teacher looking for visual art ideas to engage your class, you've come to the right place.

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 our Events section or sign up for News & Updates.

Videos with artists

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. 

Indigenous contemporary art workshop guides

The following guides were developed as preparation and follow-up for the Sharing Perspectives: Indigenous Contemporary Art Workshop previously 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.

Teachers' guides 

These downloadable exhibition 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, terms and concepts, and a resource section. Exhibition Guides are created for the current exhibitions. Check regularly for new publications.