Vancouver

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In this program, the intersections between science, culture, museums and architecture are explored. Students will learn about the historical context in which scientific knowledge of earthquakes was formulated. By engaging in different ways that earthquakes are recorded, in objects, artworks and oral traditions, students are encouraged to think about the significance of cultural and artistic interpretations of earthquakes. Students will have the chance to investigate some seismic and engineering concepts through small-scale hands-on demonstrations. A visit to see MOA conservators in action, will give students insights into the efforts and responsibilities of conserving culturally significant objects. Students will be asked to consider intersecting ways of knowing by drawing on cultural stories, scientific understandings and museum practices while also thinking about earthquake preparedness.

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90
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9, 10, 11, 12
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In this program, students encounter examples of historical and contemporary Northwest Coast First Nations paintings and are introduced to the innovative Image Recovery Project. Using infrared technology, and raking light to reveal images under dirt or ash, historical painted images are recovered from bentwood boxes, house fronts and other cedar sculptures and objects. The recovery of these images allows First Nations artists and researchers to see the uniqueness and beauty of historical Northwest Coast paintings. A visual presentation paired with a walking tour through the museum galleries highlights the both new and old objects that have extraordinary painted designs. Contemporary bentwood boxes recreated from the infrared photographs of historic boxes are used in a tracing and sketching activity to encourage students to look closely, and appreciate the artists design skills.

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90
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9, 10, 11, 12
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In this program, students are introduced to contemporary and historic Northwest Coast First Nations art. The tour of a select group of art works emphasizes the importance and role of multi-generational teachings, the role of art in activism and resistance, diversity of issues and expressions in Northwest Coast First Nations. Students are introduced to a variety of stories and perspective of the Northwest Coast First Nations artists, Elders or knowledge holders. The goal of the tour and discussion is to understand the importance of shared histories and to seek meaningful ways to understand others through art. The program will conclude with a framing activity where students choose an object and frame it in ways which pose the questions – what is included, what is excluded. A facilitated discussion follows.

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60
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9, 10, 11, 12
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In this program, students are introduced to contemporary and historical Indigenous use of selected plants on MOA grounds. In small groups, students find, identify and answer questions about plant species and share their findings with the class. Students explore methods for using plants for food, medicine, dyes and belongings based on Indigenous knowledge. hands-on exploration of object from the teaching collection helps students understand how they are created and used. The goal of the program is to encourage discussions on sustainability, stewardship and our shared responsibilities through learning about the cultural significance of plants and incorporating Indigenous perspectives on the making of objects and the stewarding of the land.

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60
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3, 4, 5
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In this program, students develop an awareness and respect for the central role that the cedar tree has played and continues to play, in Northwest Coast First Nations cultures. Students take part in a hands-on tree-building activity to learn about the distinct elements of the cedar tree. Students hear stories and handle objects made of cedar bark and cedar wood in order to understand their value and ongoing cultural importance. Students create paper weavings inspired by traditional Haida cedar hat. By the end of the program, they will be able to identify the cedar tree, its distinct components and how cedar is transformed into cultural objects.

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60
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K, 1, 2
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In this 90-minute program, students learn about the cedar tree and the different cultural objects created from the trunk, bark and roots of the tree. A presentation of images and maps introduces the historical and ongoing importance of cedar trees to the First Nations of the Northwest Coast. A tour through the galleries illustrates the depth of knowledge required to create belongings such as bentwood boxes, baskets and canoes. The tour is followed by a hands-on classroom activity with students interacting with a range of cedar objects, and tools learning directly from handling, looking and listening.

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90
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3, 4, 5
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Explore social and political issues around migration and refugees in this new program led by professional artist Toni Latour. Discuss religious and racial discrimination, cultural appropriation, and our histories of migration and immigration as you visit the Vancouver Biennale’s art installation in Vanier Park, Paradise Has Many Gates and examine artefacts at the museum, including the sail from the Greenpeace vessel MV Moby Dick and the model of the ocean liner RMS Empress of Japan. Then respond to the ideas and perspectives you have learned as you participate in a hands-on art workshop. This program is presented in partnership with the Vancouver Biennale.

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90
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5, 6, 9, 10
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Ever wonder what it would be like to navigate the open ocean with GPS? Come and learn how sailors in the past found their way using mathematics, science, and basic observations. Not able to visit the museum? This program is also available as an education kit!

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90
For Grades: 
8, 9
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No
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PRO-D WORKSHOP FOR EDUCATORS: CREATIVE EXPRESSION AND INQUIRY THROUGH IMAGINATION

Friday, November 22, 2019

9:15 AM - 12:00 PM

$20 + tax (lunch included)

Barcode: 523759

Creative expression helps to develop our unique sense of identity and voice. In the visual arts, opportunities for inquiry through other ways of knowing arise through imagination, risk taking, and diverse perspectives. In this workshop, teachers learn, engage, and experiment with inquiry-based learning through Visual Thinking Strategy (VTS), aimed to uncover and foster life-long learning by encouraging student’s curiosity, inquiry, and imagination. Please register on Webreg or call 604-297-4422, seating is limited.

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Half Day
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Gallery Tour & Studio Programs:

Students are invited on an instructor-led tour through the current exhibit, followed by a hands-on art studio workshop in the Fireside Room. Participants are challenged through cultivated learning, close observation and thoughtful discussions about the art featured in the gallery exhibit and in the studio. Key concepts and new artistic modes of creation come to life!

Art & Me

October 2, 2019 - June 4, 2020 | Preschool & Kindergarten  

This active tour is perfect for busy minds and bodies, introducing the world of art, artists and art galleries. In the gallery spaces, creative hands-on activities and visual games help young minds bring gallery exhibitions to life. Children learn about simple artistic concepts and are encouraged to express their ideas about the artwork verbally, physically and visually. In the studio, magic happens as kids experiment with making lift prints.

 

Saints, Sinners and Souvenirs: Italian Masterworks

October 2 - November 17, 2019 | Tour Bookings: Wednesdays and Thursdays

Curriculum tie-ins: Art Education | History |Western Civilization

The Burnaby Art Gallery is pleased to showcase a selection of Italian Masterworks from Vancouver-area public and private collections, dating from the Renaissance up to the late 18th century. This exhibition includes religious, historical, and mythological prints and drawings, examining their intended purposes and the context in which they were made.  Showcasing works exclusively from the Vancouver area, this exhibition will be the first of its kind in over 30 years.

In the gallery, students are introduced to Italian Masterworks, including the steps involved in classical drawing and how this translates to engravings and finally prints. In the art studio, the students will actualise a draw-to-print image inspired by works featured in the exhibition.

 

Echoes

November 29, 2019 – January 24, 2020 | Tour Bookings: Wednesdays and Thursdays

Curriculum Tie-ins: Art Education | Indigenous Studies | Geography |Science

As an echo reflects and repeats between entities, this exhibition considers communication between bodies which may be thought to be eclipsed. Here, the bodies of water and the physical remnants of stone, plastic, and land become the houses for the historical traces of change and continuity. Through practices such as ceremony and revisitations of the voyages of one’s ancestors, the artists included in this exhibition call upon knowledge  systems that do not rely on the written word, but rather assert a continuity and interconnectedness between body, land, and water. Through video works, digital prints, and sculpture, the artists demand we question our own contributions to a shared futurity.

Exploring these concepts of land, body, and water as vehicles for holding memory, students explore in the studio, artistic techniques to create works of art relating to concepts of reflection, repetition and interconnectedness as they pertain to the past and future.

 

Genevieve Robertson: Looking Through a Hole in the Earth

February 7 – March 20, 2020 |Tour Bookings: Wednesdays and Thursdays

Curriculum Tie-ins: Art Education | Earth Science | Ecology

Over the past four years, Genevieve Robertson has developed a studio practice that involves extensive physical and material exploration, engaging with the complexities of our relations to land and water in a time of large-scale industrial exploitation and climate precarity. Drawing with found materials, her work links biology, geology and environmental studies with contemporary drawing. Looking Through a Hole in the Earth presents three series of recent explorations: works on paper composed with bitumen and seawater; forest-derived charcoal and graphite; and silt, seaweed and limestone.  

In the gallery, students are introduced to Robertson’s landscape-inspired works, specifically her use of naturally occurring materials and artistic processes. Using printmaking methods and unconventional organic materials in the studio, students will produce works of art inspired by the artist’s approach to art-making.

 

Brad McMurray: Pedestrian

April 3 – May 1, 2020 |Tour Bookings: Wednesdays and Thursdays

Curriculum tie-ins:  Art Education | Social Studies | Geography

Presented as part of the Capture Photography Festival 2020, Brad McMurray: Pedestrian presents works focusing on the idiosyncratic structures and designs of the urban and peri-urban environment. Looking at Burnaby and beyond, this exhibition explores the experience of being on foot, drawing upon a long line of photographers working in the “New Topographics” tradition.

Using Brad McMurray’s photographs and the new topographics styles as inspiration, students are invited to create their own landscapes interrupted by industrial and mundane human- made subjects and objects.

 

Upper Gallery: Burnaby Artist Guild: 50th Anniversary

Celebrating 50 years and featuring 50 artworks in the upper gallery, the Burnaby Artist Guild is an organization supporting Burnaby artists with diverse backgrounds and practices.

Lower Gallery: Arts Alive 2020

May 8 - June 5, 2020 | Tour Bookings: Wednesdays and Thursdays

Curriculum tie-ins:  Art Education |Social Studies

The main gallery showcases Burnaby Art Gallery’s annual Arts Alive 2020. This 38th edition highlights a variety of engaging artwork by Burnaby secondary students and is an excellent way to introduce a wide variety of media, artistic styles, and visual principals to the classroom. In the studio, students engage in an art-making activity inspired by both survey exhibitions.

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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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No
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Come experience “The Floating Classroom” aboard a Voyageur Canoe! The Voyageur Canoe is the ideal vessel to build teamwork and leadership skills in a real situation! The historic Voyageur Canoe is a great tool to gain insight into British Columbia’s rich fur trading history and experience our province’s dynamic natural environment. Come Canoeing on our amazing waterways to see first had the Biological and Ecological diversity BC has to offer.

Ridge Wilderness offers educational half-day, full-day and overnight canoe trips to school groups. A variety of prescribed learning outcomes can be included upon request. A variety of locations available in the Lower Mainland!

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For Grades: 
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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No
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The Vancouver Writers Fest is one of the largest, and most prestigious literary festivals in North America. The 2019 Festival takes place October 22-27, 2019. In addition to the programming we offer adults, we also hold events specifically for K-12 students.

Through our youth educational outreach programs, we offer students the opportunity to interact with celebrated writers from across the globe in more than 40 events designed specifically for young people, teachers, schools and student groups. Each year, we reach more than 7,000 students across British Columbia—in the classroom or at the Festival.

Our youth education outreach programming includes:

30+ weekday Festival events featuring presentations and discussions with engaging authors from Canada and around the world, programmed with BC curriculum goals in mind. We offer discounted tickets and bus subsidies for teachers and students for the youth events we organize during the festival. We also have one day of events which are completely free, with the option offered to guests to pay what they can.

6,000 student attendees from the Lower Mainland, the Sunshine Coast and Vancouver Island.

Writers in the Classroom: 20 classroom-based events where writers visit schools across the Lower Mainland to engage students in important conversations.

We welcome teachers, academics and educators to attend the festival with their students for an inspiring and memorable field trip.    

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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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On a battlefield full of armoured men, it was difficult to distinguish between your allies and your adversaries. Knights would have their shields emblazoned with their own, personal Coat of Arms in order to recognize one another.

In our interactive heraldry program, students will learn about a time when brand recognition was the difference between life and death. Your students will learn the science of heraldry, create their own coats of arms, and explore both medieval and modern heraldry.

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Half Day
For Grades: 
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Make your next play one your actors and audience won’t soon forget! With Academie Duello you can bring a stage combat class or course to your school.

As the practices that actors use are always improving and changing in film, we use a curriculum that is the most practical and proven in actual performances. We teach how to use distance, timing and targets to make things look real, yet keep the actors and audience safe as we develop an eye and awareness for safety.

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For Grades: 
7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Swordplay has a lot to do with physics and mathematics. It relies upon a knowledge of force, angles, geometry and much more.

By exploring concepts such as leverage, trigonometry and geometry through interactive tools such as swords, siege weapons and armour, kids can get excited about science in a way they never have before.

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4, 5, 6, 8
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