Updated July 4, 2016
The Kelowna Art Gallery’s School Tours program combines educational exhibition tours and hands-on art activities for students of School District # 23. Students explore our exhibitions of contemporary art as they learn about artists and the artists’ processes. Art activities provide a fun, creative extension to the students’ learning experience, while helping them develop specific artistic skills. Tours are guaranteed to stimulate dialogue, facilitate questions, and complement the fine arts curriculum, as well as encourage an exploration of art.
Exhibition Tours: Kelowna Art Gallery docents are dedicated and knowledgeable volunteers who conduct our exhibition tours. They are trained to provide information and facilitate discussion. Programs are designed to promote critical thinking and students are encouraged to respond to the original works of art on view.
Hands-on Activity: Students and teachers will participate in a hands-on activity related to the works of art viewed in the exhibition. Activities have been designed to reinforce specific aspects of the exhibition and provide students with experience in a variety of art media such as painting, drawing, printmaking, and sculpture.
Teachers’ Guide: A comprehensive booklet containing background information about the exhibition, related vocabulary, and suggested pre-tour and post-tour classroom activities will be sent to teachers prior to their scheduled tour. The booklet is intended to be a helpful teaching tool used to enhance your gallery visit and extend the learning outcomes covered within your gallery tour.
For bookings and inquiries please call 250-762-2226.
School Tour Booking Procedure
Please call Laura Wyllie at 250-762-2226 ext 307
The programs for students are an hour-and-a-half long, and cost $4.00 per student.
Please bring your cheque, payable to the Kelowna Art Gallery, to our reception desk when you arrive. A receipt will be issued at that time. If needed, we can also issue an invoice when you arrive.
Please note that at least one week’s notice is required for cancellation of a tour, or a fee of $45.00 will be charged.
Suggested Booking Times
Tours are available Monday to Friday and can be booked for the morning or afternoon. Tours are generally booked from 9:30 to 11:00 am or 12:00 to 1:30 pm, but these times are flexible.
2016 – 2017 School Tours
2016/2017 Brochure will be available August
Registration will open August 15
For the 2016/2017 school year, the Kelowna Art Gallery will now be offering School Tour programs for Kindergarten up to Grade 12. For each program we create multiple tour formats so that every student receives an age-appropriate tour and hands-on activity.
Tour times: 9:00 – 10:30, 11:00 – 12:30, and 1-2:30.
Want to book a full day field trip? Other school tour programs available throughout the Cultural District are Bumbershoot Theatre, the Rotary Centre for the Arts, and Kelowna Museums.