Oakville Galleries

Site: Gairloch Gardens and Centennial Square

Service: Elementary and Secondary School Programs in English and French

Contact Information
Office Phone 905-844-4402
Fax 905-844-7968
E-Mail info@oakvillegalleries.com
Website www.oakvillegalleries.com
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/OakvilleGalleries
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Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/OakvlleGallries
Primary Contact Elizabeth Underhill, Education Officer; Phone: 905-844-4402 ext 26; Email: elizabeth@oakvillegalleries.com
Site Information
Located In Community Old Oakville
Address & Map
Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens
1306 Lakeshore Rd E
Oakville, ON L6J 1L6
 
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Intersection Ford Dr and Lakeshore Rd E
Physical Access Partially Accessible - only main floor and education room are accessible in Gairloch Gardens * one accessible bathroom.
Agency Information
Legal Status (10) Local Government
Primary Executive Matthew Hyland, Director
Funding City / Town ; Grants - Canada Council for the Arts; Ontario Arts Council; Trillium; Members ; Fundraising ; Donations ; Fees ; Foundation ; Sale of Goods - publications
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) School programs offer students interactive ways to look at, discuss and make works of art in a nurturing space.  
* specializing in the visual arts 
* inspired by contemporary art practices  
* engage students' imaginations with classroom subjects  
* interdisciplinary approach to learning  
* combines Visual Arts curriculum with strands from Science and Technology, Language, Social Studies, History and Geography 
 
For full program details visit: 
Elementary School Programs 
http://www.oakvillegalleries.com/education/list/secondary 
 
Elementary and Secondary School Programs 
* offered in English and French 
 
Exhibition Visits  
Guided Tour: 
* students explore the current exhibition by discussing the themes, ideas and formal qualities of the work 
* half day at the gallery 
 
Guided Tour and Workshop:  
* a discussion-based exploration of the exhibition followed by a hands-on art-making workshop inspired by the themes and materials of the exhibition  
* full day at the gallery 
* curriculum links: Visual Arts, Language 
 
Art Scavenger Hunt: 
* an active exercise that allows students to engage in artworks on display while learning about the elements and principles of design and museum etiquette 
* half day at the gallery 
* curriculum links: Visual Arts, Language 
 
Visual Arts Workshops 
No-Kit:  
* presents students with a series of fast-paced challenges to start looking at their everyday surroundings as a rich source of materials with which to make art 
* half day in the classroom for elementary students 
* curriculum links: Visual Arts, Language 
 
Rock, Paper, Scissors: Stop Motion Animation:  
* learn how to make a stop motion animation! 
* full day at the gallery or in students' classroom 
* curriculum links: Visual Arts, Language 
 
Art Break: 
* small extracurricular art activities that bring the Galleries' studio to your school 
* teachers are able to select and create themes that suit the interests of their students 
* lunch-hour and after-school programs 
 
Funny Faces: Primary Printmaking: 
* using basic printmaking techniques to create new figures, faces and characters 
* full day at the gallery or in students' classroom 
 
Prints Charming: Junior Printmaking: 
* a story-telling themed printmaking workshop inspired by historical narrative techniques of the past 
* softoleum block printing available to students 
* full day at the gallery or in the students' classroom 
* curriculum links: Visual Arts, Language 
 
Artist's Proof: Senior Printmaking:  
* a hands-on workshop guiding students through stencil and screen-printing techniques to produce prints of their own design  
* lino block printing available to secondary students 
* full day at the gallery or in students' classroom 
* curriculum links: Visual Arts, Language 
 
Videorovers: Discovering Video Art:  
* a hands-on video-making workshop that introduces students to the medium of video and its place in the visual arts 
* secondary students only 
* full day at the gallery or in students' classroom 
* curriculum links: Visual Arts 
 
Red Flags: Textiles: 
* embroidery workshop 
* students will design and sew flags that confront and proactively address various issues affecting youth from local and global perspectives 
* secondary students only 
* full day at the gallery or in students' classroom 
* curriculum links: Visual Arts  
 
The Collage of LIFE: 
* a hands-on collage workshop where students create meaning through image-based compositions 
* full day at the gallery or in the students' classroom 
* curriculum links: Visual Arts 
 
Art Workshops in Gairloch Gardens: 
* sculpture, painting and print-making workshops take art out of the studio and into the outdoors 
* full day at the gallery 
* elementary curriculum links: Science and Technology, Social Studies, Visual Arts, History and Geography 
 
Seasons and Weather: Transforming Time * Grade 1  
Air and Water: Floating Sculptures * Grade 2  
Shelter and Structures: A House for a Mouse * Grade 3  
Early Societies: The Nomads of Gairloch * Grade 4  
People and Environments: Art Action Plan * Grade 5  
Earth and Space Systems: Starship Studio * Grade 6  
Interactions in the Environment: Art Ecosystem * Grade 7  
Global Settlement: Making Waves * Grade 8  
 
Framing the Landscape:  
* inspired by outdoor sculptures in Gairloch Gardens and the Land Art movement 
* students experiment with unconventional materials and basic design principles to build artworks that create shifts in perspective on the surrounding landscape 
* secondary students only  
* full day at the gallery 
* curriculum links: Visual Arts, Canadian and World Studies 
 
Humans and their Environment:  
* students are guided through drawing and sculpture techniques to create their own scale model of artworks that consider human impact on the natural world 
* secondary students only 
* full day at the gallery 
* curriculum links: Visual Arts, Canadian and World Studies, Science 
 
Collaboratively Designed Programs 
Special needs programs:  
* custom-designed programs for groups with special needs 
* enable your students to discover the expressive potential of art 
* clay, printmaking and other workshops available 
 
Art Lab: 
* for teachers or school councils looking to collaborate on special projects, ie school fair, assembly, etc 
* Oakville Galleries available to be a community partner at a school event or professional day 
 
Professional Development: 
* workshops catered to your groups interests and needs 
* exercises that can help improve upon existing artistic skills or teach new ones 
* activities include tutorials with tips for engaging your students with today's art practices, hands-on workshops you can use to integrate contemporary art into your lesson plans and an introduction to Oakville Galleries' school programs
Hours Office Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Dates As requested during the school year (Sep-Jun)
Areas Served Halton Region ; Mississauga
Eligibility Ages: 6 year(s) - 18 year(s)
Application * programs booked through schools
Languages English ; French ; French speaking staff member present on Mondays only
Fees Membership ; Program - see brochures and website ; Donation ; Publications
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Arts and Crafts Instruction ~ All Grade School Students ; Arts Appreciation ~ All Grade School Students ; Visual Arts ~ All Grade School Students
Other Details
Resources brochures * Field Trip Kit for teachers to prepare for their visit * pre- and post-visit activity sheets on request

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