Plein air workshop with Luke Nicol, 2013.

Frequently Asked Questions

I want to bring my class or group to the Gallery.  How much does it cost ?

Thanks to funding from the Public and Catholic school boards, school tours are FREE of charge. College and University students can enjoy an educational tour for $3.00+HST per student. Other community groups can enjoy a tour for $4.00+HST and a tour and art workshop $6.00+HST per participant.

Are there any volunteer opportunities in Education at the Gallery?

Whenever possible, we aim to accommodate high school and university students seeking to fulfill volunteer hours or a program placement. These opportunities can provide enriching and hands-on work experiences for students in a dynamic learning environment.  We also rely on additional help from trained volunteers who provide assistance as guides on school and group tours or helpers in art classes. To inquire, please contact Vivian Wood- Alexander, Educator, at education@theag.ca or (807) 577-6427.

How do I register for children’s art classes?

To register for workshops, classes and camps, please call 577-6427 or visit the the Gallery front desk in person. We hope to make online registration an option in the near future!

Can I stay and look at the art while my child is in their art class?

Of course! We encourage you to browse our current exhibits and gift shop, or do errands while your child is busy creating their own works of art.

What if my child has allergies or special needs?

All of our children’s classes and camps exist within a nut-free environment. With advance notice, we can also accommodate some other food allergies, if needed. We also ensure that non-toxic materials are used in the children’s classes. Please feel free to discuss your child’s special needs directly with us. We promote an inclusive atmosphere and will do our best to ensure your child has a positive learning experience at the Gallery!

I’m a teacher, will my students enjoy their visit?

We receive overwhelmingly positive feedback from children, teachers and parents who participate in the Gallery’s Tour/Workshop program.  Students typically enjoy some time away from the traditional classroom environment, and most importantly, they get to engage in an interactive art experience. They explore indoor and outdoor Gallery spaces and engage in age-appropriate discussions of the exhibited works with their peers and participate in a hands-on art workshop. Students of all abilities are actively involved and emerge with a greater understanding of why art is meaningful in our lives.