Through this popular program, children engage in hands-on art making activities and experiment with a variety of techniques in classroom sessions delivered by professional artists. TD Artists in the Schools fosters imagination, critical thinking, and helps students build confidence in their own creative potential.
Since its inception in 1986, the program has grown significantly. Now, between 10,000 and 15,000 elementary students in School Districts 68. 69 and 79 participate each year. Students experiment with drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, dance and theatre while learning about aspects of art history and how art links to our everyday lives.
A great line-up of in-classroom options are described in the program brochure, with bios on the artists and all the information teachers need to take advantage of the program.
Book a Tour
Teachers can book visits to the Gallery so that students can experience art exhibitions and participate in discussions and mini-workshops. Our expert art educators guide students as they look closely at the artwork on display, ask probing questions, and make meaningful connections between art and life.
Nanaimo Art Gallery gratefully acknowledges the continued financial support of TD.