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Varley Art Gallery of Markham

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Varley Education Programs

Engage your students with art, critical thinking, and creativity with the Varley Art Gallery of Markham! Designed to complement the K-12 Ontario Curriculum, students will experience a cross-curricular guided tour and be encouraged to get creative with diverse art materials and processes in our fun, hands-on art making workshops.

Inspired by the Varley Art Gallery’s permanent collection and temporary exhibitions, our half and full-day programs include hands-on studio workshops, cross-curricular guided tours and discussions. Our programs stimulate students to observe, interpret, describe, connect and create

Curriculum Links: Visual Art, Language Arts, Social Studies, Geography, Science & Technology, Inuit Studies

Programs are offered in both English and French (upon request). 


EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR K-12
IN-HOUSE
Book your field trip to the Varley!

Program Name

Description

Duration

Cost/Student

Guided Tour

 

Guided tours feature a discussion-based walk through the exhibition space.
Students are encouraged to look closely at works and share opinions using art related terminology to sharpen their observation and analytical skills.
Take a look at our CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

1 hour
Anytime during gallery open hours
( varleygallery.ca )

$5.00

Book

Half-Day

A 1-hour exhibition tour, followed by a 1-hour studio workshop in painting.

2 hours
Choice of:
10:00am – 12:00pm
12:00pm – 2:00pm

$8.00

Book

Full-Day

A 1-hour gallery tour PLUS one 2-hour studio session OR two 1-hour studio workshops.
A one-hour lunch break is included.

4 hours
(1 hour lunch)
10:00am – 2:00pm

$12.00

Book

Inuit Art in the Gallery

Students learn about Inuit culture while handling a selection of Inuit sculptures from the Varley’s Education Collection. A 1-hour interactive lesson is followed by a 1-hour studio session to create art inspired by the Inuit collection. 

2 hours
Choice of:
10:00am – 12:00pm
12:00pm – 2:00pm

$8.00

Book

Special Request Tours (Secondary)
Secondary school groups may request a customised tour and program that meets the needs of their secondary curriculum and class.
Note: One month advance notice required.


OUTREACH FOR K-8
We bring the Varley Art Gallery experience to the classroom*!  Artists, equipped with art materials and visual aids, visit your school to teach students about art from our permanent collection and guide them through a hands-on studio workshop.

Program Name

Description

Duration

Cost/Student

Creative Classroom

A half-hour interactive art history lesson and 1-hour hands-on studio workshop.

1.5 hours
10:00am – 11:30am
1:00pm – 2:30pm

$11.00

Book

Inuit Art in the Classroom

The Varley’s Inuit art collection is mobile! We will bring our Inuit sculptures to your classroom. A 30-minute interactive lesson allows students to handle a selection of sculptures, and a one-hour hands-on studio workshop permits students to create works of art inspired by the Inuit collection.

1.5 hours
10:00am – 11:30am
1:00pm – 2:30pm

$11.00

Book

*Please note that an additional out-of-town transportation cost may be calculated depending on your school location. You may also request a different program time that will be assessed based on instructor availability. Email with any inquiries.


Education in the arts is essential to students’ intellectual, social, physical, and emotional growth and well-being. Experiences in the arts – in dance, drama, music, and visual arts – play a valuable role in helping students to achieve their potential as learners and to participate fully in their community and in society as a whole. The arts provide a natural vehicle through which students can explore and express themselves and through which they can discover and interpret the world around them.
Participation in the arts contributes in important ways to students’ lives and learning – it involves intense engagement, development of motivation and confidence, and the use of creative and dynamic ways of thinking and knowing.
The arts nourish and stimulate the imagination, and provide students with an expanded range of tools, techniques, and skills to help them gain insights into the world around them and to represent their understandings in various ways. Study of the arts also provides opportunities for differentiation of both instruction and learning environments
.

(Ministry of Education, Ontario, 2009)


Overview of Curriculum Links

Visual Art
Elements and Principles of Art
Creating Art, Responding and Analyzing Art, Terminology and Techniques

Language Arts | English
Art and Literacy
Students explore various works of art by developing their communication, vocabulary, creative writing, and critical thinking skills through discussion in the gallery and studio.
Students use art as inspiration for group and individual creative writing that may include poetry, spoken word, and reflective writing.

Environmental Education | Science & Technology
To expand their environmental awareness, students investigate how the natural environment and our relationship with it have inspired artists across time and place through materials, content, and subject matter.

Social Studies
Students discover how artists have interpreted Canada’s various landscapes and their evolution from the past to the present through art and connecting it to current issues.

Inuit Studies
In our Inuit Art programs, students interact with the Gallery’s collection of Inuit sculptures and learn about their art style, themes and history. 

View our CURRICULUM LINKS PDF package for more information regarding specific expectations

Visit www.varleygallery.ca for more information on our gallery, exhibitions, events and programs

We hope to see you soon!

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Address
216 Main Street Unionville, Markham ON L3R2H1
City
Markham, Richmond Hill, Thornhill, Toronto, Aurora, Newmarket; York Region; Greater Toronto Area
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“This was one of the best school trips we've been on. The staff are super friendly, engaging and nice. [The instructor] was incredibly organized with a great powerpoint, demo, and providing great ideas that stirred the creativity pot and motivated all of the students. The students created great works, [and they] wanted to work through lunch. They are still talking about the trip today. I've recommended this studio & gallery trip to a lot of my visual arts colleagues - so you will be completely booked up very soon.”

“My students really liked the hands-on clipboard drawing aspect during the gallery session. My class had a fantastic visit! Thank you!”

“The students really appreciated the studio session. They found that it was interactive and engaging, and [the instructor] was extremely helpful and friendly.”

“The hands on component is really great.”