Artists for Kids
Gallery Program

Our Windows to Canadian Art program brings contemporary Canadian Art to a class full of eager young people, introducing them to the art and culture of our country.  Unlike any program in the Lower Mainland, our Gallery Program offers students a deep, engaged dive into reading and making art. Classes spend half of the day in the gallery and half the day in the studio making work that responds to the exhibition they have studied in the gallery. All sessions are co-taught by the classroom teacher and an art expert teacher provided by Artists for Kids. 

For the 2020-2021 school year, due to COVID-19 we will be offering our gallery program both virtually and outdoors!

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Grades K-3: Three part Gallery Program

1. An Introductory ideo

Scroll down to find the video for your grade level that introduces the exhibition. Reflect on the artworks with your class and then do a drawing activity in response.

2. Outdoor Play Outreach

Artists for Kids is offering direct K-3 support to each elementary school with Outdoor Play Outreach by facilitating safe outdoor learning, through the lens of the arts and place-based learning.

Modelling how BC’s redesigned curriculum provides teachers with great flexibility in creating learning environments that are relevant, engaging, and novel, AFK educators will work with classroom teachers to consider their local outdoor contexts within a 60-minute lesson.

AFK will be directly contacting all elementary schools over the 2020-2021 school year to register classes.

 3. A Hands-on Art Making Activity: AFK ArtReach Video Series

Choose one (or more!) of the AFK ArtReach videos and carry out the demonstrated art activity with your class. Each AFK ArtReach video this fall and winter is designed to reflect themes from the Play exhibition.





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Grades 4-12: Three part Gallery Program

1.  An Introductory Video

Scroll down to find the video for your grade level that introduces the exhibition. Reflect on the artworks with your class and then do a drawing activity in response.

2. Virtual Gallery Tour

Classes can register for a Virtual Gallery Tour in which an AFK art teacher will host an interactive exhibition tour and Q & A with your class via MS Teams.

Call our office at 604-903-3798 to sign up!

Virtual Gallery Tours for grades 4-12 will be offered Wednesdays and Thursdays from October 7 to  December 10, 2020. 

Time slots available: 9:15am,11:00am, 1:00pm

3. A Hands-on Art Making Activity: AFK ArtReach Video Series

Choose one (or more!) of the AFK ArtReach videos and carry out the demonstrated art activity with your class. Each AFK ArtReach video this fall and winter is designed to reflect themes from the Play exhibition.

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AFK Play Exhibition Introduction: Primary

 

Gallery Program Prep_Primary.pdf

Play Exhibition - 10 Artworks.pdf


AFK Play Exhibition Introduction: Intermediate

 

 
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Artists for Kids

2121 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, BC, V7M 2K6 Phone: 604-903-3798| Email: AFKinfo@sd44.ca​ |Office Hours: Tuesday to Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Closed for Statutory Holidays