CAG in the Classroom
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.
In light of COVID-19 and continued physical distancing measures, CAG is offering both remote and on-site school program options for the foreseeable future. Please email email@example.com for more information.
Guided Program | 1 hour
This guided program involves an insightful, inquiry-based exploration of our current exhibitions allowing for creative learning and encouraging the development of key transferable skills such as problem solving, communication and literacy.
Guided Program & Studio Art Workshop | 2 hours
This guided program combines art-making activities with in-depth tours of our current exhibitions, investigating the techniques, mediums and practices of the work on display. These workshops enable meaningful dialogues to emerge whilst helping students to develop skills of critical thinking, making and understanding. Recommended for elementary school ages.
If you’re interested in booking a tour, workshop or visit for your group or class please call +1 604 681 2700 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Tours can be booked Monday to Friday starting from 9 am.
CAG in the Classroom programs are made possible through the generous support of Shauna Woolley.