School Programs

Facilitated programs at art galleries have been shown to support the development of students’ creative and critical thinking capacities and affect students in four measurable ways:

QUESTIONING // Students ask more complex questions
MULTIPLE INTERPRETATIONS // Students are more accepting of multiple interpretations
PHYSICALITY OF ART // Students are more likely to think about art in terms of its material properties
EMOTIVE RECALL // Students experience greater emotive recall of the program

A new tour and workshop program is developed for each exhibition, making it possible for your class to visit at least four times each school year. All our school programs incorporate core competencies and learning standards from the new BC Curriculum and are accompanied by a Teacher’s Guide, which is also available online.
Customized tours and workshops are available and can be developed to explore topics and techniques that are particularly relevant to your group.
Homeschool and Alternative Learning Program rates are available for all school programs.
Contact our School Programs Coordinator, Finn Modder, to discuss options // 250.377.2405 //

Winter // Adad Hannah: Glints and Reflections • School bookings available February 4 to March 15, 2019
Spring // Samuel Roy-Bois: Presences • School bookings available April 15 to June 27, 2019
Fall // Hexsa'am: To Be Here Always • School bookings available October 15 to December 20, 2019 

Interactive Tour // 60 minutes
Available for all grades
Explore the exhibitions and engage with interactive activities in the Gallery spaces.
$95 // $35 for School members

Interactive Tour + Studio Workshop // 120 minutes
Available for all grades
Explore the exhibitions, engage with interactive activities in the Gallery and create your own artwork inspired by the exhibitions in our studios.
$110 // $50 for School members

NEW for 2019 // Teachers’ Preview Nights
Thursdays, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
January 31 // April 11 // October 10

Join us for a preview tour of the exhibitions and studio workshops being offered. Enter our draw to win a free Interactive Tour + Studio Workshop for your class and enjoy free appetizers and live music. A cash bar will be available.
Teachers’ Preview Nights are FREE for all teachers in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District.
Registration is not required, but is appreciated.
Please contact our School Programs Coordinator, Finn Modder to RSVP // 250.377.2405 

Annual School Membership $150
• Valid for 12 months from date of purchase
• Receive member rates on school programs for the entire school

Booking Information
• All tours and workshops can accommodate a maximum of one class (30 students)
• All tours and workshops are available in English and/or French
• All cancellations must be made at least 2 weeks in advance
• Supervisor-to-student ratio for preK-7 is 1:8, all other groups must have a minimum of two supervisors
• Payment is due upon arrival with Visa, MasterCard, cash or cheque (payable to Kamloops Art Gallery)

To book a tour or workshop, please complete this form or contact our School Programs Coordinator.

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