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School Programs






  • Art Gallery Class Tours for Schools

    The Art Gallery as a Teaching Resource
    Choose a Tour that is right for you and your students!
    *Tours are led by experienced visual arts educators who utilize a variety of engaging and effective teaching strategies to connect students to art, and art to your classroom.
    *Tours must be booked two weeks in advance.
    *Tours are available Tuesdays through Fridays, in English and French
    *Kindergarten to university students are welcome.
    *There is no charge for teachers and chaperones or students with financial needs.

    Gallery Tour - $2.00 per student
    The one-hour guided tour of the Gallery is our most popular tour! With seven gallery spaces and exhibitions changing every three to four months, there is always lots to explore each semester. As well as art curriculum, many other topics are discussed such as social studies, economics and history. Teachers are welcome to inquire about specific curriculum outcomes related to your student's current studies.
    Maximum number of students is 50


    Studio Workshop- $5.00 per student
    A studio workshop includes a 15-minute introduction to one of our Gallery exhibitions followed by a 45-minute art activity in the Schurman Family Studio related to the exhibition. The workshop activities offered may include drawing, painting, printmaking, bookmaking, or 3-D construction. Teachers can request an art activity of their choice.
    Maximum number of students is 25

    Combined Tour and Workshop- $6.00 per student
    This two-hour visit combines the tours described above, with one hour spent in the Gallery and one hour in the studio. If you have more than two classes it is recommended that you combine your Art Gallery visit with our Back Stage tour, or perhaps with another tour offered in Charlottetown.
    Maximum number of students is 25

    To book your school's Gallery Tour please contact Kate Sharpley for English tours at 628-6112 or ksharpley@confederationcentre.com. For French tours contact Monique Lafontaine at 628-6105 or Moniquel@confederationcentre.com

    Unguided Tour - by donation only
    Feel free to bring your students to the Art Gallery anytime we're open! A courteous notice of your arrival would be appreciated by contacting our Gallery receptionist, Debbie Muttart at 902-628-6142 or dmuttart@confederationcentre.com. We recommend you view our exhibitions before your visit at www.confederationcentre.com/exhibitions. Kindergarten to university students are welcome.

    NOTE: If there are students in your class who are art enthusiasts, please let them know that we also offer PD Day Art Camps, MARTch Break Camp, Saturday morning art classes and summer art camps; www.confederationcentre.com/artseducation

    Exhibitions 2017-18
    RE:collection
    June 17-December 31, 2017
    RE:collection explores the building of a Canadian art collection in Charlottetown as both an optimistic mission and a reflection on the evolving country, its history, geography, people and communities. The diverse visions, observations, and ideas of artists represented within the collection allow us to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation with one of the Confederation Centre Art Gallery's largest collections-based exhibition. Curated by Kevin Rice and Pan Wendt
    Curriculum targets: Canadian history, social and cultural contexts, painting, architecture, landscape, space, modern art, sculpture, line, shape color, mixed media, video, texture, technology, environment


    Greer View Mirror
    September 30, 2017-January 14, 2018
    A selection of witty sculptural works from 1972 to 1990 by the Nova Scotia-based artist, all shown at the Isaacs Gallery in Toronto. Curated by Pan Wendt
    Curriculum targets: sculpture, mixed media, shape and form, photography, social and cultural contexts


    Norma Jean MacLean: Accumulated, Positioned, Reflected 
    January 13-April 28
    Known primarily as a painter of the bleak winter landscapes of western P.E.I., Norma Jean MacLean has expanded her practice to include sculpture and large-scale abstract canvases. Supported by the RBC Emerging Artists Program. Curated by Pan Wendt
    Curriculum targets: line, shape and form, color, value, painting, landscape, sculpture


    Wish You Were Here: W.S. Louson's Picture Postcards of Prince Edward Island
    January 20-April 21
    A gifted amateur photographer from Charlottetown, William Steele Louson, had many of his picturesque views of Island landscapes reproduced (and credited) on postcards in the early 20th century when the public interest in buying and selling postcards was a new mania. He was employed as a sales agent and travelled the Island extensively which enabled his photography of the rural landscapes throughout the Island.
    Curated by Harry Holman
    Curriculum targets: Canadian history, social and cultural contexts, landscape, photography


    Erik Edson: Other Stories
    February 24-May 5
    An exhibition selected from over a decade of work by Sackville, N.B.-based artist Erik Edson, known for his playful transformations of found imagery and printed matter into large-scale installations. Organized with the Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University and curated by Pan Wendt
    Curriculum targets: line, space, pattern, printmaking, texture, shape and form, mixed media


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  • Arts Discovery Days

    ARTS discovery days is a project of Confederation Centre of the Arts in partnership with the PEI Department of Education, Early Childhood Development and Culture. During Arts Discovery Days, students participate in hands-on sessions in movement, drama, and visual arts, connecting to fourth and eighth grade social studies curriculum for English programs. We are very pleased to once again be offering the Grade 4 program to students following the French language curriculum, and extend our thanks to Canadian Parents for French for helping us to achieve this goal.
    The dates for the delivery of the program are as follows:
    Grade 8 English program:
    November 2, 14, 2016
    Grade 4 English program:
    February 1,2,8,9, 2017
    Grade 4 French program:
    April 19 and 20, 2017
    Contact us now to have your class participate in Arts Discovery Days!


    "Living lightly on the earth:" building an Ark for Prince Edward Island, 1974-76
    October 22-April 30
    The exhibition explores the story of the Ark and its architectural vision of life led in collaboration with nature.
    Curriculum targets: architecture, environment, sustainability, technology

    Rachel Beach: Mid-Sentence
    December 10-April 30
    The New York-based Canadian artist assembles a visual language of play between illusion and material, sign and image, in recent sculptures and two-dimensional work.
    Curriculum targets: modern art, sculpture


    FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO BOOK YOUR CLASS FOR ARTS DISCOVERY DAYS
    please contact the Education Coordinator at performingarts@confederationcentre.com

    For French Arts Discovery Days please contact Monique Lafontaine
    (902) 628.6105 or moniquel@confederationcentre.com


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