Through several thought-provoking activities, this fall’s educational workshops centered around a key theme: art is open to interpretation.
Activating Emily is a fun and dynamic educational resource targetted at viewers of all ages. Utilizing both a conventional activity-book format and an interactive mobile app with image recognition technology, the experience of enjoying Carr’s paintings is enhanced through the “activation” of the gallery spaces.
The majestic imagery of Supernatural: Art, Technology and the Forest has served as inspiration for numerous intriguing projects by young learners at the Gallery.
What’s really happening when people encounter art? How does it affect them? It’s a mystery researchers have pondered for centuries.
Using Art as a Stimulus for Writing: Young Writers Summer Workshop, a learning camp for high school aged youth, ran the second week in August in collaboration with the University of Victoria Writing Department. Annabel Howard, a professional writer, and University of Victoria Writing Instructor, led this creative group of young writers.
In early August the Gallery had the pleasure of exploring the Supernatural: Art, Technology and the Forest exhibition with young learners (K-Grade 5) from SENĆOŦEN LE,NOṈET SCUL,ÁUTW̱ Survival School.
Young artists from Stelly’s Secondary School, Shoreline Community Middle School and Lambrick Park Secondary School spoke with eloquence and wisdom at the AGGV’s New Extreme celebration on April 5. With support from their mentor artists, teachers, community engagers and parents, the program embraced the empowerment of youth by pairing artists with groups of students. Together, […]
A new quarterly event was launched in February. “Encounter” is developed by the AGGV’s Education Department to enhance learning and social opportunities for adults who love art and love talking about art. The inaugural event took place within the context of two exhibitions at the Gallery – Point of Contact: On Place and the West […]
“We had the Art Gallery attend another Elementary School and the presentation was wonderful! The students loved it, and we loved it!” – Tiffany Adams, First Peoples Principles of Learning Teacher. Pictured above: Featured artist Alexis Hogan connecting with keen learners from local schools in Greater Victoria. Every fall, the Gallery collaborates with local […]
With the leaves twirling in all their autumnal glory, last season at the AGGV Studio was full of art ‘experiment’ activities like whimsical weavings with yarn, vinyl pictures inspired by ‘Beyond the Edges: Art & Geometry’ and playing with the experiential process of making egg tempera paint from scratch. As always, we welcome budding creatives […]
After a 3-month hiatus over the summer, Family Sunday at the AGGV resumed with much gusto in October! The event was well attended by families who immersed themselves in the art and environmental activities inspired by Water Work Space, the interactive, research-and-development exhibition that combines art, activism and community engagement. We were fortunate to have […]
This Fall, the AGGV Studio has lined up a multitude of weekly classes and workshops for art enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. We asked the Studio instructors one pertinent question: “Why is art-making meaningful to you?” Here are their responses… April Caverhill: Although I know that a life well lived is defined by how […]
Image above: Arbutus Global Middle School – young artists who created the Gallery’s new “Honouring” mural with local artist Jesse Campbell, as part of the New Extreme program. From January to April 2017, young artists from Arbutus Global Middle School, the Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry (PSII) and Victoria’s Home Learning Community worked with local artists Jesse […]
“I’m lucky to work with children so young it’s natural for them to feel open and confident when they make art. My delightful job is to encourage them to explore the myriad ways in which that art can be produced. When I lead a class at the AGGV Studio, we’ll often have a theme which […]
The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria presents Communities + Collections, a new program that gains insight into the diversity of our permanent collections, with the help of guest speakers and facilitators. Coinciding with the Millennia exhibition, we have invited Dr. Melia Belli Bose (pictured above) to talk about the afterlife in ancient China.
The first Family Sunday of the year on January 15 was inspired by the exhibition Millennia: Asian Art through the Ages, which features some of the Gallery’s finest examples of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indian, Tibetan, Thai, Laotian and Middle Eastern artworks.
Our Studio Coordinator, Oona McClure, brings a deep love and respect for creative exploration and artistic communication to her work as an artist, educator and art therapist.