Schools

Art at the Gallery or at Your School! 

Facilitated gallery tours (virtual or in-person) and art explorations at the gallery or at school engage students with viewing, learning about, and making art.

In-Person Programs

Your school will be charged for a minimum of 15 students for in-person programs. 25% discount on Exhibition Tours for classes with a School Exhibitions Tour Membership (Membership does not apply to Art Explorations.)

 

Exhibition Tours: $4/student; 1.5 hours

Learn about contemporary Canadian art and artists through Two Rivers Gallery’s exhibition tours. Our interactive tours encourage student participation by asking questions, inviting conversations about the art and providing hands-on activities.

Exhibitions change every ten or twelve weeks so visit the Gallery three or four times each year to expose your students to a variety of artists and art.

Visit our listings of current and upcoming exhibitions to assist with planning your classroom visits to the Gallery.

After School Art: $7/student; 1.5 hours

We are happy to facilitate After School Art Club sessions at your school, following BC’s Covid-19 guidelines. Please contact us for more information. The fee is $7 per student, with all materials and a facilitator provided.

Art Explorations: $7/student; 1.5 hours

Let the gallery come to your classroom or come and visit us at the Gallery to explore art-making and STEAM projects!

Please contact us for more information.

Virtual Programs

Exhibition Tours:

30-minute exhibition tours for grade K – 3: $30/class | 45-minute exhibition tours for grades 4+: $45/class

Learn about contemporary Canadian art and artists through Two Rivers Gallery’s exhibition tours. Our interactive tours encourage student participation by asking questions, inviting conversations about the art and providing hands-on activities.

Exhibitions change every ten or twelve weeks so visit the Gallery three or four times each year to expose your students to a variety of artists and art.

Visit our listings of current and upcoming exhibitions to assist with planning your classroom visits to the Gallery.

Art Explorations:

We offer a limited number of Art Explorations that are facilitated virtually by gallery staff and are designed to be made with supplies already in the classroom.

Illustration | Kindergarten to Grade 7 | $45 for 45-minute session

Illustrators have active imaginations to create characters with moods and feelings. Use whatever art supplies you have on hand to create creatures as unique as each individual.

BC Curriculum goals and competencies: Create artistic works … as an individual using ideas inspired by imagination, inquiry, experimentation; Adapt learned skills, understandings, and processes for use in new contexts and for different purposes (Arts Education 4).

Mandalas | Kindergarten to Grade 7 | $45 for 45 minute session

What are mandalas, where can we find them and why do we make them? Learn the answers to these questions and design a paper mandala.


BC Curriculum goals and competencies: Explore relationships between identity, place, culture, society, and belonging through the arts (Arts Education 7); Make a product using known procedures or through modelling of others (Applied Design, Skills and Technology 2).

Laser Cut Critters | Grades 2 – 7 | $7 per student | 45 minute session

Wood for critters and laser cutting supplied by gallery

Learn to draw with a continuous line to design a unique wooden puzzle creature, watch the laser cutter at work, and assemble your critter a week later, once it has been cut.

What is a laser cutter? Laser cutters use a laser to engrave and cut a variety of material in a short amount of time.

BC Curriculum goals and competencies: Refine ideas, processes, and technical skills in a variety of art forms; Experience… and share creative works in a variety of ways (Arts Education 3); Make a product using known procedures or through modelling of others (Applied Design, Skills and Technologies 3).

Distanced Programs (Art Exploration in a Box):

Kits with instructional videos are available for teachers to facilitate Art Explorations on their own in the classroom or to their class online. The fee is $7 per student. Kits can be delivered within the Prince George city limits.

Sculpture: Hand-building Techniques | Kindergarten – Grade 7

Work with an air-dry modelling compound to create three different projects, using hand-building clay techniques.

BC Curriculum goals and competencies: Express feelings, ideas, and experiences in creative ways; Refine ideas, processes, and technical skills… (Arts Education 3). Use trial and error to make changes, solve problems, or incorporate new ideas from self or others; Use personal preferences to evaluate the success of their design solutions (Applied Design, Skills and Technology 3).

Paint with Plasticine | Kindergarten to Grade 7

 

Use a variety of modelling and texturing techniques to illustrate a scene from your imagination or favourite story using plasticine.

BC Curriculum goals and competencies: Develop processes and technical skills in a variety of art forms to refine artistic abilities (Arts Education 2).

Felting Soap | Kindergarten to Grade 7

Learn what it takes to transform sheep’s wool into felt, then create a colourful felted soap to brighten up your bath.

BC Curriculum goals and competencies: Create artistic works … as an individual using ideas inspired by imagination, inquiry, experimentation, and purposeful play (Art Education 5). Make a product using known procedures or through modelling of others (Applied Design, Skills and Technology 1).

Automatons | Grades 3 - 7

Learn about kinetic sculptures and put STEAM skills into action with your unique moveable art!

BC Curriculum goals and competencies: Construct a first version of the product or a prototype, as appropriate, making changes to tools, materials, and procedures as needed; Test the first version of the product or the prototype; Make changes, troubleshoot, and test again (Applied Design, Skills and Technology 6).

Prices & Booking Procedures

Please book your program at least two weeks in advance. Tour spaces fill up fast in May and June, so please book early for end of the year trips.

In-person Programs:

Exhibition Tours: $4/student; 1.5 hours

Art Explorations: $7/student; 1.5 hours

Schools will be charged for a minimum of 15 students for in-person programs. 25% discount on Exhibition Tours for classes with a School Exhibitions Tour Membership (Membership does not apply to Art Explorations).

Virtual and Distanced Programs:

Exhibition Tours: 30-minute exhibition tours for grade K – 3: $30/class

45-minute exhibition tours for grades 4+: $45/class

Art Explorations: Art Explorations in a Box: $7/student

Virtual Art Explorations:  Mandalas and Illustration: $45/class | Laser cut critters: $7/student

How to Book:

To book a program, please email visitorservices(at)tworiversgallery(dot)ca with the following information:

● your name

● your school

● your phone number

● your email 

● the grade level(s)

●number of students attending

● A preferred date (please be ready with an alternate date as well)

● If you are interested in a virtual or in-person program

A confirmation will be emailed to you within a week of booking.

The gallery will invoice your school once you have completed your program or picked up your supplies (for distanced and virtual programs). For in-person programs the invoice will be adjusted to reflect the number of students in attendance.

Cancellation Policy:

We require one week’s written notice to cancel a School Program at no charge. Please click here to email visitorservices(at)tworiversgallery(dot)ca to cancel. A late cancellation fee of $30 will be charged to the school if insufficient notice is given. Should programs be cancelled due to restrictions around COVID19, cancellation charges will not apply.

School Memberships

Exhibition Tour Membership: $75/year

● Receive a 25% discount on all Two Rivers Gallery Exhibition Tours

Digital Membership: $20/month USD

● Access to lesson plans, activity sheets and video content

Sign up for a digital membership through Two River Gallery’s Patreon page.

Frequent Visitors:

Visit the Gallery with your class twice in the school year and receive your third TRG School Tour Program at no cost.

All memberships are valid for the whole school, not just one classroom!