Exploring Art Field Trips offer a multi-faceted approach to art education that inspires deeper learning for students, teachers and community groups of all ages.  

Students will: 

  • Discover relevant cultural, historical and social contexts through artworks on display.
  • Explore artworks through interactive gallery tours and hands-on art making activities.
  • Engage with the arts in a way that develops their curiosity and knowledge, while exploring themes of Spaces and Places, Materials and Process, and Art and Society.

Teachers will: 

  • Receive Professional Development-styled programming that will increase their confidence and ability to discuss and learn through art.

 

Field-Trip Information:

Fee: $5.25 per student  

Program Length: 1.5 hours 

Program Location: Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron Street, St. Albert, Alberta 

 

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS – Exhibitions and art projects change monthly: 

November 17 to January 28 

Guilded: ReflectionsSt. Albert Place Visual Arts Council Guild Members 

Guilded: Reflections provides a retreat; a respite from the day-to-day into a realm of beauty. Dozens of incredible local artists come together for this treasured biennial exhibition, showcasing stunning works created by members of the St. Albert Place Visual Arts Council (SAPVAC). 

Exploring the theme of ‘reflection’ artists have pulled from their own experience, inspired by their unique creative practices. Through their work, the artists lead us through winding landscapes and memories long past, treasuring the quiet moments that can be found in between. 

Student Learning Outcomes:Connecting and Belonging, Acquiring and Practicing, Creating and Expressing, Valuing and Appreciating, as well as, Being and Becoming through participation in a variety of arts experiences. 

Gallery Tour:Students will be invited to discover: 

  • Acceptable Art Gallery conduct and behaviour. 
  • How to look at art and find meaning through visual forms of communication. 
  • Fun, engaging and interactive activities that help to deepen their gallery experience. 

Art Project:Students will be invited to create an artwork that captures reflections in a visual sense, through the use of watercolour, oil pastels and printmaking techniques. 

 

February 2 to March 11 

Tethers–Yvonne DuBourdieu and Margaret Witschl 

Dreamlike and otherworldly, Yvonne DuBourdieu and Margaret Witschl’s works come from a place of introspection. In this space, both artists reflect on their history, their strengths and vulnerabilities, and the raw anxiety that is heightened through uncertainty.   

With beauty and honesty, both artists give a voice and order to the chaos of life. Tethers visualizes the artist’s beautiful capacity to adapt to changing circumstances, while gently recognizing and embracing the limits of that capacity. In this space of vulnerability and care, they hope to tenderly nurture the soul.   

Student Learning Outcomes:Connecting and Belonging, Acquiring and Practicing, Creating and Expressing, Valuing and Appreciating, as well as, Being and Becoming through participation in a variety of arts experiences. 

Gallery Tour:Students will be invited to discover: 

  • Acceptable Art Gallery conduct and behaviour. 
  • How to look at art and find meaning through visual forms of communication. 
  • Fun, engaging and interactive activities that help to deepen their gallery experience. 

Art Project:Students will be invited to experiment with scale and perspective using carbon paper, watercolour and colourful pieces of paper to build their own personal dreamscape. 

 

Staircase Feature during Main Exhibition: 

November 8, 2022 to February 4, 2023 

TRANSITION–Tatianna O’Donnell

Tatianna O’Donnell captures the fleeting moments that we store in our memory; the fields and forests that whiz by when we are going somewhere else. O’Donnell draws our attention to the places in-between where we have been and where we are going. Hazy scenes pass us by in a blur of colour and motion. 

Total Time

1.5 hours

Grades

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

Location

Art Gallery of St. Albert