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, 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 are adapted to age and grade level. Morning and afternoon sessions are available for a maximum of 30 students.
View the 2022-2023 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. 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
Fri, Oct 21
The Richmond Art Gallery is proud to be participating in the BC Art Teachers’ Association Fall conference re-stART-refresh-reset-renew, with a workshop in the gallery as part of the conference. To join, register for the conference through the BCATA. Registration opens online on September 12. Visit the BCATA website for more details and to register.
Customized 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. All art materials, lesson plans and light refreshments are included.
Book a Pro-D workshop at least four weeks in advance by contacting the School Art Program Coordinator, Melanie Devoy.
Half Day: 2.5 hours, $30 per person
Full Day: 9:30am-3:00pm, $50 per person
Online Teacher Resources
Visit the Teacher's Guides & Resources for details on contemporary Canadian art and artists.