The Richmond Art Gallery’s School Program introduces students of all ages to the exciting world of contemporary art through interactive gallery tours and hands-on art workshops. Led by professional art educators, our curriculum-based programs encourage students to make personal connections with art while developing critical thinking skills and exploring diverse perspectives.
Gallery Tour & Art Workshop – Preschool to Grade 7
Reflecting on the exhibition themes and content, students can express their own ideas through art by experimenting with different art mediums and processes. Teacher guides are provided, with optional pre and post visit classroom activities. All programs adapted to age and grade level. Maximum 30 students, morning or afternoon sessions available.
View our School Program Brochure for program details.
Free Tours for Secondary Classes
Viewing and discussing contemporary art is an excellent way to engage students with current issues while developing visual literacy and critical thinking skills. Contact us to book a free guided tour by one of our art educators. Gallery-based activities can be arranged to integrate with your subject area.
Provincial Teacher Pro-D Day Workshop
Friday October 25, 9:30 – 3:00pm
This full day workshop begins with a gallery tour followed by a creativity-packed day of classroom-friendly art projects on the theme of Japanese culture inspired by our current exhibitions. Cindy Mochizuki explores traditional Japanese folklore and ritual through multi-media installation, and Jon Sasaki embodies the resilience of his Japanese-Canadian heritage through performance. Includes all art materials, lesson plans and light refreshments (lunch not included).
$50 per person, pre-registration required. Course Code #2749300
Create Your Own Teacher Pro-D Workshop
Looking for some creative inspiration for your next staff pro-D workshop? Come to the art gallery for an energizing day packed with art projects that integrate big ideas, content, and skills development. Learn effective strategies for teaching art concepts and techniques, and practical ways to integrate visual art across the curriculum. Choose a theme or work with us to create a customized workshop for your staff. Available year round.
Half Day: 2.5 hours, $30 per person
Full Day: 9:30 - 3:00pm, $50 per person
Online Teacher Resources
Teacher Guides and videos on contemporary Canadian art and artists are available on our website. Resources