We have created our exhibition tours to encourage students to slow down and make connections with the art in the Gallery and participate in studio activities that they may not get a chance to do at home or school. Each program complements the BC Ministry of Education's current Fine Arts Curriculum.
School tour programs are approximately one hour and 30 minutes in length and are geared to each age group. Two Rivers Gallery school tour programs promote critical thinking skills and provide opportunities for self-expression.
Exhibitions change every ten or twelve weeks so your class could visit the Gallery three or four times each year and expose your students to a huge variety of artists and art.
Each program involves an interactive tour of each exhibition. We keep the group moving, thinking, answering questions and doing things in the Galleries. Each program ends with a hands-on studio program in the Atrium inspired by the exhibitions. Students get the opportunity to express themselves and exercise their creative side!
Join this special Two Rivers Gallery membership category and your school will receive:
School Membership is $75 for a full year from date of purchase.
Frequent Flyers: Visit the Gallery with your class twice in the school year and receive your third TRG School Tour Program at no cost. This promotion includes classes that belong to a school holding a School Membership!
Please book your tour at least two weeks in advance by using our online booking system here. Tour spaces fill up in May and June, so please book early for end of the year trips.
Let us know your name, the school, school fax and phone number, your email, grade level and number of students attending. Provide a preferred date and be ready with an alternate date. A confirmation will be faxed or emailed to you within a week of booking.
Times: Mondays through Fridays (No Thursday morning tours, with the exception of June)
Costs: Guided Tours: $4.00/student and Art Explorations:$7.00/student.Fees cover the costs of tour, materials and staff. School will be charged for a minimum of 15 students. 25% discount for classes with a School Membership.
Payment: The gallery will invoice your school once you have completed your program based on the number of children in attendance.
Cancellation Policy: We require one week's notice to cancel a School Tour Program at no charge. Please call 250.614.7800 to cancel. A late cancellation fee of $30 will be charged to the school if sufficient notice is not given.
Spend half an hour in each of the exhibitions with our docents, learning about the artists and their art, then head upstairs to our studio space to create your own work of art.
Join us for an hour and a half of artistic exploration at the Gallery or at your school. We can bring the studio to your classroom, rather than the other way around, eliminating the need for scheduling buses and collecting permission slips. Staff and Docents will introduce a concept which the students then explore with hands-on activities geared to their grade level.
These programs have been used already in many of our regional schools and have met with great success. Students come away from our sessions with a heightened appreciation for art and some wonderful pieces to put on display at home and at school.
Choose from one or more of the following programs:
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Being able to experiment and learn from our failures is integral to developing problem solving skills. Students will work with a new building material to complete a challenge.
Two modules introduce the concept of prototyping, the process of building to test a concept or idea. It is recommended to have your class participate in both modules to allow students to fully explore the idea of prototyping as it relates to Making.
o Module 1: The Marshmallow Challenge. Students will be challenged to build a structure that supports the weight of a marshmallow. Sounds easy? This challenge has tested the imagination of CEO’s around the world, while providing kindergarteners with an activity they can really excel at. How will your students approach the challenge?
o Module 2: Marble Runs. Prototyping will come in handy here as students work together to build creative kinetic sculptures.
Enhance your students’ social and emotional learning through art.
o Module 1: A Sense of Self. Students create individual pieces that reflect their feelings and emotions, using line, colour and image. They will share their creations, fostering empathy and self awareness as they do so.
o Module 2: A Sense of Belonging. Students create individual pieces that become part of a collaborative work that examines pride in themselves and their role in the classroom, school and wider community. Through the process of collaboration, students will learn to rely on each other and work as part of a team.
The Flying Flower Pot by a MakerClub participant (still scene below)
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