John Wood and Paul Harrison, installation view from ‘I DIDN’T KNOW I DIDN’T KNOW IT’, Contemporary Art Gallery, February 12 – April 24, 2016. Photography by SITE Photography

Bringing art to schools in 2018-2019

A class visit and tour of Anne Low, 'Chair for a Woman', 2019. Photography by Alexandra Robinson, Studio A & M

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, this year’s 2018-2019 school programs at CAG reached more than 900 participants! With a commitment to inquiry-based learning, our school programs focus on engaging students in close-looking, discussion and making, and helping students to develop connections between the work on view, their own lives and the school curriculum. From inside the gallery to off-site in the classroom, this year’s support helped create in-depth engagement with contemporary art for numerous elementary, secondary and post-secondary students across the lower mainland.

I loved the variety of activities, it all flowed really well. Our guide was excellent, so great with the children and really engaging! This is definitely an experience I will recommend to my colleagues and I will for sure be back next year! Thank you so much!
– Elementary School Teacher, West Bay Elementary

It was really important for the young students to have this opportunity to experience conceptual art and wrap their minds around it. Thanks so much, was a great visit. 
– High School Teacher, Gleneagle Highschool, Coquitlam

Donations allow CAG to work collaboratively with teachers to plan the best experience possible for their class visit, creating adaptable gallery activities and art-making workshops that offer multiple entry points for students to investigate the techniques, mediums and ideas of the work on display.

If you know of a school that would benefit from a visit to or from the gallery, head to our learning page to find out how to participate.