School Programs

SoWAG

SoWAG (Students of the Winnipeg Art Gallery) is a series of student-driven events that actively engage youth with art at the WAG and beyond. The goal of the program is to create an inspiring space for students to connect, share program ideas, and participate in events that highlight and support the creative potential of the next generation of arts leaders. Join us to take part in career symposia, art making parties, portfolio building workshops, and more! Events are FREE and open to anyone who has a valid student card from a high school or a post-secondary institution, and a WAG Student Membership. 

Fridays, 6-8pm
Exciting year-round art parties created by students for students. Bring your friends & meet new ones!

Oct 4 • First Friday Gallery Hop: Have fun touring local galleries downtown & in the Exchange District.
Nov 15 • Portfolio Share: Showcase your artwork to receive constructive feedback.
Dec 6 • Holiday Make: Enjoy holiday sweets & serious art making for holiday gift giving.

FREE with a WAG student membership | $30

Register by e-mailing learn@wag.ca

Exhibitions on View: Fall/Winter 2019

See all current and upcoming exhibitions here.

Types of Programs:

  • Self-Guided Visit: Lead your own students through the exhibition. Available from 11am, 60 minutes.
  • Guided Interactive Tour: Choose the perfect 60-minute tour for your group. Available from 10am, 60 minutes. Add additional time in the galleries to your guided tour for $15 per 10 students (supervision required).
  • Tour and Studio Workshop: For a more immersive experience, add a 60-minute studio workshop to your day. Includes a 60-minute tour, lunch room, and 60-minute workshop.

Virtual Tours

Inspire your students with the WAG in your classroom...virtually! What you'll need: a computer, projector, speakers, mic, and webcam. We will send you a link to join the virtual tour and we will soon be looking at, talking about, and sharing art and stories together. Select the two-hour interactive tour that's best for your class:

  • Stories from the North (K-4):  Join us as we share stories that have evoked and shaped the many unique art forms of the North. We will highlight carvings, prints, and wall-hangings, and consider the innovative techniques and materials used by the artists.
  • Sedna Stories in Art (K-12):  Sedna, also known as Takannaaluk, and Nuliajuk, among other names, is a very significant being in Inuit stories and art.  Hear some variations of her story from different regions of Nunavut, and explore examples of art that she is represented in.  Students will also be guided to create their own drawing of Sedna, inspired by the artwork they viewed.
  • Tessellations Workshop (7-12):  Artist M.C. Escher brought together Math and Art in his imaginative tessellation artworks.  See some examples of tessellations and learn how to create your own creative tessellation artwork in this Virtual Workshop.
  • Stenciling Workshop (7-12):  Students will learn about the rich history of Inuit stenciling as a form of printmaking, then be guided to create their own stencil and print.
  • Narwhals and Unicorns! (K-12):  In this fun-filled Virtual Workshop, students will hear ancient tales, learn about the connection between narwhals and unicorns, and explore images of unicorns and narwhals in artwork ranging from Medieval times to Contemporary Inuit art.  Students will also learn how to draw their own mythical animal.
  • Kent Monkman (10-12):  (only available on Mondays beginning September 30, 2019):   Explore the art of acclaimed Contemporary Canadian artist Kent Monkman through a tour of Kent Monkman:  Shame and Prejudice.  Monkman’s work has strong connections to historical topics, be it European art history or Canada’s colonial past.  Because of mature content, this Virtual Tour is recommented for grades 10-12.

$125 per tour, includes tour and pre- and post-visit packages

To book a virtual tour please email youth-programs@wag.ca

EAL Tours

The WAG is pleased to offer interactive tours for your EAL classes. Created by EAL teachers and art educators, these tours give groups the opportunity to practice a variety of literacy skills while simultaneously expanding their knowledge of Canadian culture, history, and identity. 

The 60-minute tours are designed to support in-class lessons with a dynamic gallery experience that will leave participants feeling enlightened and inspired!

Book a tour today by filling out the online form wag.ca/bookatour

A pre-visit booklet is available for use in the classroom upon booking.

EARLY YEARS (P-4)

EARLY YEARS (P-4)

Preschool (3-6 years) • Aimed at daycare, preschool, nursery, and kindergarten aged learning from 3 to 6 years old. This fun and interactive tour is filled with lots of hands on learning for young children. Children will learn the elements of art, and see examples in the artwork on display.

Inuit Art • The WAG has the largest public collection of Inuit art in the world! Come and learn about the stories, techniques, and traditions that connect with these wonderful works of art.

Indigenous Art of Canada • Explore the rich art and culture of Inuit, First Nations, and Métis peoples of Canada in this tour.

Full WAG Tour • Come and experience the variety of art on display in this general tour of the exhibitions on at the WAG right now.

MIDDLE YEARS (5-8)

MIDDLE YEARS (5-8)

Inuit Art • The WAG has the largest public collection of Inuit art in the world! Come and learn about the stories, techniques, and traditions that connect with these wonderful works of art.

Indigenous Art of Canada • Explore the rich art and culture of Inuit, First Nations, and Métis peoples of Canada in this tour.

Sketching in the Gallery • Students will be provided clipboards, paper, and pencils and will be guided through sketching activities throughout the WAG.

Full WAG Tour • Come and experience the variety of art on display in this general tour of the exhibitions on at the WAG right now.

SENIOR YEARS (9-12)

SENIOR YEARS (9-12)

Inuit Art • The WAG has the largest public collection of Inuit art in the world! Come and learn about the stories, techniques, and traditions that connect with these wonderful works of art.

Indigenous Art of Canada • Explore the rich art and culture of Inuit, First Nations, and Métis peoples of Canada in this tour.

Sketching in the Gallery • Students will be provided clipboards, paper, and pencils and will be guided through sketching activities throughout the WAG.

Full WAG Tour • Come and experience the variety of art on display in this general tour of the exhibitions on at the WAG right now.

Kent Monkman: Shame and Prejudice (10-12) (available beginning October 1, 2019) • Explore the art of acclaimed Contemporary Canadian artist Kent Monkman through a tour of Kent Monkman: Shame and Prejudice. Monkman's work has strong connections to historical topics, be it European art history or Canada's colonial past. Because of mature content, this tour is recommended for grades 10-12.

Workshops

Workshops

60-minute workshops can be adapted to grade levels as indicated.
Student artwork must be brought back to school.

Print Making (K-12) • Our most popular workshop! Students will each create their own block prints inspired by Inuit art.

Small World Scene (K-12) • Taking inspiration for the Small Worlds exhibition, students will create scenes of traditional life and animals for the North. Students will have the opportunity to draw, paint, and use collage to create an original mixed-media artwork. 

Tessellations (4-12) • Artist, M.C. Escher brought together math and art in his imaginative tessellation artworks. Learn how to create your own tessellation artwork in this cross curricular workshop.

Animal Medallions (K-12)* • Students will learn about the symbolism of a variety of animals and the importance of these symbols to different cultures in Canada and around the world. Students will have an opportunity to reflect on these animals and create a representation of an animal in a medallion made out of self-hardening clay. 

Mixed-Media Personal Map Workshop (K-12)  Map-making has a long history of being connected to art. Using wax-resist painting techniques, this workshop will ask students to envision and create a mixed-media personal map of their community and invite them to reflect on the importance of place.

*Clay workshops are limited to 25 participants and depend on studio availability.

How to Book

Fill out the online booking request form at wag.ca/bookatour. Programs are offered Tuesday-Friday starting at 10am.

Please allow 3 business days for confirmation of your booking.

education@wag.ca

Cost

Self–Guided Visit (Available from 11am, 2 hours per visit, max 25 students): $60 per ten students or multiples thereof.* Book online, general admission rates apply to drop-in groups.

Guided Interactive Tour $60 per ten students or multiples thereof.*

Tour and Studio Workshop (Includes a 60-minute tour, lunch room, and 60-minute workshop): $120 per ten students or multiples thereof.*

Stay and explore the galleries on your own for a "self-guided after tour" for an additional $15 per ten students. (additional supervision required).

Payment

Payment may be made by mailing a cheque in advance to the WAG or by EFT. Teachers could also bring a cheque on the day of the tour. Please note: payment is due on the day of the visit. No purchase orders please.

Sign up for e-news

Gallery Hours

  • Tuesday 11am-5pm
  • Wednesday 11am-5pm
  • Thursday 11am-5pm
  • Friday 11am-9pm
  • Saturday 11am-5pm
  • Sunday 11am-5pm
  • Closed Monday

Holiday Hours

 

WAG Social Media

Share This

This should be hidden