Burnaby Art Gallery

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Burnaby Art Gallery offers all sorts of resources for teachers, from current teachers’ guides and online exhibits for use in your classroom to professional development workshops.

These online lesson plans illuminate the BAG’s permanent collection and engage the public in online art-making. Teachers, parents, students, and arts educators are invited to participate in this online series of art-making activities.

Virtual Exhibits and Lesson Plans

Public Art Story Map

Students are invited on a virtual tour through the current exhibit, followed by a hands-on art workshop online. Participants are challenged through cultivated learning, close observation and thoughtful discussions about the art featured in the gallery exhibit. Key concepts and new artistic modes of creation come to life! Suitable for Grades K-12.

Please check our website to see what our current exhibition is : https://www.burnaby.ca/Things-To-Do/Arts-and-Heritage/Burnaby-Art-Galler...?

Fridays | October 2021 - June 23, 2022

Join us to uncover the complexity of the coastline. Students are immersed into the ideas of interconnection, ecosystems, water cycles, and shoreline wildlife, inspired by Coastal indigenous works. Using drawing, watercolour, pastel and collage students develop individual  mixed-media works that contribute to an ecosystem project.

Curriculum Tie-ins: Art Education, Earth Science, Indigenous Studies

Wednesday: October 2021 – June, 2022

Imagine, balance, construct and combine materials to engineer an exciting mini-city. Students learn about physics and connecting techniques they can use to support their structures. Elements of colour, pattern and recycled materials encourage students to get creative. Focus can be adjusted- perhaps a realistic, futuristic, space-age or environmentally sensitive city could fit your curriculum.

Curriculum Tie-ins; Art Education, Social Studies, Geography, Math

Tuesdays | October 2021 - June 2022

Discover the Gallery’s Permanent Art Collections, focusing on handmade prints by First Nation artists. Using real artworks from the collection, students will make comparisons of the different techniques and elements of meaning in the works. The class will consider the significance of the ecosystem and environment which are represented in the selected First Nations works. Students will create their own art piece inspired by their connection with the environment and explore how different mediums work together.

Curriculum Tie-ins: Indigenous Studies, Ecology/Environment, Art Education

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