Exploring Art tours are designed for teachers and daycares in search of a multidisciplinary learning experience in a contemporary public art gallery.

September 2017 – January 2018

Explore our current and upcoming art exhibits at the Art Gallery of St. Albert!

The Gallery offers a multi-faceted approach to art education that promotes deeper learning and offers multiple perspectives for students to see and interpret the world around them. The Exploring Art program instils artistic behaviour and encourages students to develop their own creative capacities for learning, while accessing other types of knowledge and methods of creative problem solving.

Exploring Art students are invited to:

  • Explore art through relevant, engaging and thought provoking themes such as Space and Place, Material and Process and Art and Society
  • Connect to an artists’ work through the sharing of stories, experiences and emotions
  • Discover cultural, historical and social contexts of the artworks on display

We can’t wait to meet you and your students. We welcome the opportunity to tailor each special visit according to student age, grade and curriculum focus.

Current Exhibition

Inside Painting

October 5 – 28, 2017
Can we capture moments in time? Painter Peter Ivens seeks to halt time and capture the essence of fleeting moments. He describes himself as a student of the natural world and his classrooms are comprised of rivers, mountains and skies; ever-changing landscapes of colour, water and light found in the Alberta wilderness. Students are invited to embrace the energy of the creative process by using a variety of painting and drawing materials to create a unique and timeless monoprint inspired by Alberta landscapes.

Upcoming 2017 Exhibitions

Ripples of Loss

November 2 – December 2, 2017
How do we pay homage and commemorate? Terry McCue is a self-taught Ojibwa painter who has spent much of his life working and living in First Nations communities. His exhibit introduces us to the role of spirit animals while paying homage to missing and murdered Aboriginal women. McCue is known for large, distinctive, bold works that represent the interconnectedness of all living things. Students will reflect and discover their own spirit animal within a distinctly Canadian landscape using bold, colourful oil pastels on a black canvas sheet.


December 7, 2017 – January 27, 2018
How can we transform society? Nathalie Daoust, Florin Hategan and Edwin Janzen empower us to think creatively, reinforce our relationships with others and create radical and meaningful social transformations. These artists encourage us to broaden our preconceptions of the outside world and its occupants through the mediums of photography and printmaking. Students will create a unique art piece using photographic negatives, printed images and a variety of drawing mediums to tell their own personal stories of transformation.

Combine an Exploring Art program with one of our many Studio Classes for a memorable day of art!


We’re a non-profit organization, and program fees help cover the cost of instruction, supplies and equipment.

  • $4.50 per student


We’ll send an invoice to your school within one month—please don’t bring your payment to the workshop.
Please make cheques payable to Arts and Heritage St. Albert. Include invoice numbers and mail to:

Arts and Heritage St. Albert
Suite #200, 20 Perron Street
St. Albert, AB  T8N 1E4

For account inquiries, contact us at 780-459-1163 or registration@artsandheritage.ca

Information and Policies

Total Time

1.5 hours


Preschool, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Curriculum Link

Art, Creative Expression, Language Arts, Social Studies


Art Gallery of St. Albert