Last updated on
Wednesday, November 8th, 2023
Experience type: 
Program Description

Mondays | October 16, 2023-June 17, 2024

Explore the world of landscape-inspired artwork through this engaging program. Using the forms of trees,  waterways and mountains, students discuss ideas of landscape and place. Building on these ideas, participants use techniques of layering, colour mixing and collage to create a ‘forest’ of trees.

Curriculum Tie-ins: Art Education, Ecology, Indigenous Art.

Big Ideas
  • Dance, drama, music, and visual arts express meaning in unique ways.
  • Engagement in the arts creates opportunities for inquiry through purposeful play.
  • People connect to others and share ideas through the arts.
  • People create art to express who they are as individuals and community.
  • Creative expression develops our unique identity and voice.
  • Dance, drama, music, and visual arts are each unique languages for creating and communicating.
  • Inquiry through the arts creates opportunities for risk taking.
  • People connect to the hearts and minds of others in a variety of places and times through the arts.
  • Creative experiences involve an interplay between exploration, inquiry, and purposeful choice.
  • The arts connect our experiences to the experiences of others.
  • The mind and body work together when creating works of art.
  • Creative expression is a means to explore and share one’s identity within a community.
  • Exploring works of art exposes us to diverse values, knowledge, and perspectives.
  • Artists experiment in a variety of ways to discover new possibilities and perspectives.
  • Engaging in creative expression and experiences expands people’s sense of identity and belonging.
  • Works of art influence and are influenced by the world around us.
  • Artistic expressions differ across time and place.
  • Experiencing art is a means to develop empathy for others’ perspectives and experiences.
  • Through art making, one’s sense of identity and community continually evolves.
  • Our communities are diverse and made of individuals who have a lot in common.
  • Stories and traditions about ourselves and our families reflect who we are and where we are from.
  • We shape the local environment, and the local environment shapes who we are and how we live.
  • Canada is made up of many diverse regions and communities.
  • Indigenous knowledge is passed down through oral history, traditions, and collective memory.
  • Indigenous societies throughout the world value the well-being of the self, the land, spirits, and ancestors.
  • Learning about indigenous peoples nurtures multicultural awareness and respect for diversity.
  • People from diverse cultures and societies share some common experiences and aspects of life.
  • The pursuit of valuable natural resources has played a key role in changing the land, people, and communities of Canada.
  • COVID Precautions

    School programs at Burnaby Art Gallery have been reviewed, revamped, and rebuilt to consider safety parameters regarding the current pandemic.

    This includes:

    • enhancing supplies
    • individualizing art kits
    • distanced learning options
    Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Days Offered: 
    90 minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    Also Offered For: 
    Packages Provided: 
    Both Pre-Visit and Post-Visit Packages, Pre-Visit Information Package
    Fee Details
    Fee Notes: 

    Zone A schools: Schools in Burnaby School District

    At School

    » Min. 2 workshops / $115 per class


    » $115 per class / no delivery fee

    Zone B schools: New West, Vancouver east of Main, Coquitlam, Port Moody 

    At School

    » Min. 3 workshops / $120 per class


    » $115 per class / $10 delivery fee of kits

    Zone C schools: Vancouver west of Main, North Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey, West Vancouver, Delta

    At School

    » Min. 3 workshops / $125 per class


    » $115 per class / $15 delivery fee of kits

    Additional Notes

    Technical Needs

    Minimum requirements:

    • Computer – laptop, desktop, smartphone or tablet 
    • Internet connection

    Quality experience: (in order of importance)

    • Webcam
    • Speakers
    • Microphone
    • Large monitor or projector 

    Please note: The Burnaby School District has AV equipment available for schools in need. Please contact your district office.