Schools & Groups

Our learning programs are designed to explore the themes and ideas encountered in exhibitions in ways that are accessible and stimulating to students of all abilities, while enjoying creative learning and developing key transferable skills.


The Contemporary Art Gallery offers engaging arts programs for students from K-12. Led by experienced art educators, participants explore CAG exhibitions through guided observation, facilitated discussion and studio art making. Utilizing inquiry-based learning strategies, students and teachers are encouraged to creatively experiment with visual art materials and processes as well as critically reflect upon the power of contemporary art to engage with diverse themes, perspectives and complex ideas.

Our school programs are designed to meet the core competencies identified in the curriculum of the BC Ministry of Education.

Community, College and University Groups

We offer bespoke guided exhibition tours for university and college classes, ELL groups, and mission-driven community groups. Our tours are participant-centered and inquiry-driven, connecting participant knowledge and experience with new skills for interpreting, conceptualizing and making involved with contemporary art. Tours are suitable for groups with any level of knowledge or experience of visual art.

Fall 2019 Exhibitions

Tours will explore any combination of the following exhibitions as requested and suitable for group needs.

Ingrid Koenig | Navigating the Uncertainty Principle
October 11, 2019 – March 22, 2020
Ingrid Koenig’s drawings overlay images from daily life with diagrams illustrating theories and concepts from physics. These works use quantum theory to propose an entangled view of our world: from black holes to dirty dishes, everything is connected.

Sreshta Rit Premnath | Those Who Wait
October 11, 2019 – January 5, 2020
New-York based artist Sreshta Rit Premnath’s installation in the B.C. Binning Gallery investigates the relationship between the migrant experience and the ownership and occupation of space.
Recommended for secondary ages and older

Olivia Whetung | Sugarbush Shrapnel
October 11, 2019 – January 5, 2020
Anishinaabe artist Olivia Whetung’s artwork examines, in her words, “acts of/active native presence”. In beading onto wood veneer, she will consider the future of Indigenous and sustainable food sources in our era of rapidly accelerating climate change.