School Tours

Hanging Art

Colour Cue
Learn more about colour theory and the varied use of colour by artists. Students will discover more about colour associations and their own personal responses to colour. Historical, contemporary, realistic, and abstract works will be viewed.
Grades: Primary – 9

Eye Spy: Exploring the Art Gallery
a wonderful introduction to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. A playful program that includes games and drama to engage young students in their exploration of the many different artworks in the Gallery. Designed to familiarize students with the Gallery, students are encouraged to ask lots of questions and share their ideas.
Grades: Primary – 3

Exploring Folk Art
Explore the folk art gallery, and learn more about the different artists and their lives. Explore their use of colour, shape and materials.
Grades: 3 – 9

Tailored for you
Guided tour of each exhibition can be booked for your class. These tours will be especially designed to meet your requirements for grade and interest level.
Grades: Primary – 12

Self-Guided Tours: Bringing a class on your own
Teachers are welcome to bring classes to the Gallery on their own but must book in advance. For the comfort of all our visitors, it is important to control the numbers of groups visiting the Gallery at any one time.

We strongly suggest teachers visit the Gallery beforehand to familiarize themselves with the physical layout of the building and with the current exhibitions. Each group is limited to 30 students. Maximum student/adult ratio of 5:1. Gallery visit bookings must be made a minimum of three weeks in advance.

Upcoming Classes

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