On July 21st, Red-Leaf Student Programs came to the Grimsby Public Art Gallery for their annual tour and activity. It was one of the hottest days of the Summer so far, but 28 kids visiting Canada from Spain kept cool as cucumbers in our Gallery space enjoying our Flights of Fancy Permanent Collection exhibition and drawing up their own fantastical beasts. Afterwards, it was a short stay in the Library's Reading Garden for a bit of painting (and a box of Freezies!) with our three-eyed octopus from our Beasties in the Garden Community Project providing the inspiration.
It was a wonderful day, and we hope they enjoy the rest of their stay in Canada!
About Exhibition Tours
A visit to the Gallery will allow students to see and work with some of our most interesting contemporary and historic art. The Gallery’s Education Coordinator and Gallery Tour Guides lead class discussions on important curriculum elements, techniques, and themes in relation to the work in each exhibition.
Gallery Tours may be complemented with a Hands–On art class where students will create their own work inspired by what they have seen in the exhibition. The art class component encourages students to apply what they have learned in the tour while incorporating their own sense of creativity. Each student will finish an artwork that may be brought home after the tour or picked up within a two-week period.
$3/ student: tour with activity book ~ 1 hour
$4/ student: tour & art class ~ Allow for 2-3 hours
*These fees are based on a minimum registration of 18 students per tour. Smaller groups are welcome, though please note that prices will vary for smaller class sizes and/ or the choice of activity.
Gallery tours are available in the mornings or afternoons, and scheduling is flexible depending on class needs. Sample activity books are available on request, and all programmes can be adjusted to accommodate special interests or class requirements. Please book your visit early in your curriculum planning for maximum scheduling flexibility.
For pdf. copies of our Education Guides, please visit our webpage: http://www.town.grimsby.on.ca/Education-Programs/
*An additional mileage fee applies to cover travel costs for all in-school presentations. This fee is based on the Town of Grimsby’s mileage allowance per km to and from the school.