General Information & Registration
What is It??
The Art Connects Program gives participants the opportunity to interact directly with original works of art through a guided tour and studio activity. Tours of the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba’s Main Gallery and Community Gallery exhibitions are available to all age groups and activities will be suited to the needs of each group.
Why is it important?
?Art education encourages participants to discuss, reflect and explore how artists communicate ideas to the world. Participants are encouraged to make a connection to art through tours which embrace a variety of learning methods and styles in a welcoming environment where individual backgrounds are acknowledged and valued. Learners are provided with opportunities to reflect critically on their own views, develop openness to ideas and to broaden their own perspectives, while applying effective communication skills and problem-solving skills.
Early Years (K-4)
?Early years tours will encourage children to learn about art through discussions, stories, and games. Children will develop new vocabulary to communicate ideas as they explore and enjoy the art gallery before going into the studio to create their own work or art.
Middle Years (5-8) and Senior Years (9-12)
?Interactive tours will focus on learning about the creative process, developing critical thinking skills, building vocabulary, and defining art. We will look at how art can be used to communicate ideas and how politics, culture, and current events affect artists. Activities will explore creative thinking while also developing art making techniques including – but not limited to – drawing, sculpting, and painting.
Community Groups – All Ages
?The Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba welcomes people from the community to participate in a guided tour of the exhibitions. Following the tour, participants will take part in an art activity which is inspired by the exhibition. All types of groups are welcome. Casual groups of friends or families who are interested in art are also welcome to participate in this programming.
How to Book a Visit?
Download the AGSM Tours Program Reservation Request Form. Please reserve early as space is limited.
Program Times/ Art Education Office Hours: Tuesday to Thursday 11am-5pm?
Cost: $3.25/student (GST included) • Group Sizes: Max. of 25 students
Changes and Cancellations
?If you need to change or cancel your confirmed program, please contact the gallery immediately by phone or fax.
Teachers and Supervisors: Your Roles?
The presence and assistance of teachers and/or adult supervisors is mandatory during the guided tour and activity. Your help assures the success of the program and the security of the participants.