by ArtGalleryofCalgary - April 9th, 2013
SCHOOL PROGRAMS WITH THE ART GALLERY OF CALGARY
Spaces are quickly filling up with The Art Gallery of Calgary’s in-gallery and outreach programs, fusing the study of Environment, Social Studies, First Nations and World Culture with a love of art making, drama and creative expression.
For our In-Gallery programs at The AGC, we feature one more exhibition for the remainder of the 2012-13 school year that is wonderfully suited to students from Kindergarten through Grade 12.
From May 17 to June 22, we offer GARAGE MONTAGE, a celebration of up-and-coming artists in Calgary’s vibrant arts scene who create their work collaboratively in found spaces. From the fantastical glass creatures created by The Bee Kingdom to installation by Caitland Brown (whose CLOUD sculpture was the runaway hit of last year’s Nuit Blanche), this exhibition will appeal to all ages.
All programs at The Art Gallery of Calgary feature creative group explorations and activities, culminating in an art creation project themed to an aspect of the feature exhibition.
Outreach programs begin with a lively and interactive Power Point presentation, and finish with art activities that interpret an aspect of the presentation through a contemporary point of view.
Feel free to contact Steve Gin, Manager of School Programs, at (403) 770-1358 / email@example.com for more information. You can also find specific information on our programs by downloading our 2012-13 Education brochure at http://www.artgallerycalgary.org/education/education-programs/art-education-poster .
Watch for us next year as we add two new outreach programs to our roster: a Kindergarten / Grade One program that fuses music and movement with the expressive colour fields of Mark Rothko, and IN THE COMPANY OF ARTISTS, a grade 4 / 5 program that explores issues in the Canadian Fur Trade through the eyes of historic and contemporary artists.
Above image – AGE OF MIRACLES by Eric Olson
by AnnSandyCross - April 4th, 2013
We are looking for a new summer student to help with our Conservation Discovery school programs and our Nature Safari Day Camps. Do you love nature and teaching children in an outdoor environment? Do you have a passion for conservation? Are you also interested in writing promotional and communications material? If so, we would be pleased to review your application. Submit your resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org by April 15, 2013 at 4:00 pm . Please see job posting on our website at http://www.crossconservation.org/about/jobs .
by Canada Sports Hall of Fame - January 24th, 2013
On January 15, 2013, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame (CSHoF) opened a brand new travelling exhibition entitled The Perfect Match: Sport vs. Science. The exhibit is travelling to CSHoF from the Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Science and focuses on improvements in sports performance through science and technology. This engaging and hands-on exhibition, tied to many facets of the Alberta curriculum, will be available to Calgary and area school groups to take part in through May 24, 2013.
Exhibition Description from the Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Science:
The exhibit is a participative exhibition that explains how science and technology have contributed to improve sports performances. Measuring devices are now part of training. In the exhibition, visitors will measure their strength, their speed and their heart rate. They will be filmed while being a cheerleader or a baseball pitcher and thus notice the contribution of video in sports. They will meet with their physical trainer, their coach, their kinesiologist, their psychologist and their nutritionist before the competition. They will have to follow their advices and take up their challenges. Beware, an anti-doping control agent has an eye on them! Will they climb up the podium? The exhibition puts forward athletes from our country and many sports equipments, modern and old.
Schools can book a directed school program tied to the Perfect Match exhibition or they can visit CSHoF for a self-guided exploration of the exhibit and tour of the museum. Programs and visits are available for Kindergarten to Grade 12 students, Tuesday to Fridays (from 10:00am-12:00pm or 1:00-3:00pm). Programs are just $5.00/Student + GST.
CSHoF also offers five additional education programs, which are connected to the Alberta Curriculum and are CBE certified. These programs, ranging from fine arts to science, are available for students in Kindergarten to Grade 12: Learning Through Sport Artefacts, Spectacular Sports Moments, Art of Motion, Sport Technology and Shaping Our Identity. The same availability and costs apply to these programs.
Please contact Berrit Larsen, Manager, Education and Programming at email@example.com or 403-776-1059 to learn more about our programs and to book your visit today!
The Perfect Match: Sport vs. Science exhibition was produced by the Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Science (Quebec) in collaboration with Sherbrooke 2013 Canada Games with the support of the Museum Assistance Program from Heritage Canada.
by ArtGalleryofCalgary - January 7th, 2013
With the recent events surrounding the Idle No More movement, it is more important than ever for students to understand the critical relationship between First Nations in Canada and the land. At The Art Gallery of Calgary, we offer Living Landscapes: The Art of Alex Janvier, a two hour outreach program studying one of Canada’s most cherished artists. Not only is this celebrated Dene artist a survivor of the residential school system and an environmental activist; he is an eloquent advocate for the rights of First Nations across Canada. Following a presentation that chronicles Janvier’s earliest works through to his massive dome at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, students emulate Janvier’s abstract style through a paper marbling activity. Contact Steve Gin, Manager of School Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org or (403) 770-1358 for more information.
by InsideEducation - December 10th, 2012
Calling all high school teachers! The deadline is fast approaching to apply for Inside Education’s Generate 2013 Youth Energy Literacy Summit! The summit will explore the science, issues and innovations related to the most important energy topics facing Alberta. If your Energy Literacy Team is selected, you will join 19 other Alberta high schools in beautiful Kananaskis Country from March 14-17, 2013. Oh and did we mention this is at no cost to the teachers and students? Apply at www.gener8.ca before December 31, 2012!