Teachers' Guides & Programs
Teacher Pro-D Day Workshops at the Gallery
These half-day workshops take place during select SD36 Professional Development Days and include a guided tour of the exhibitions focusing on strategies for helping students understand and respond to contemporary art, a school programs orientation, and a hands-on workshop led by a professional art educator that introduces classroom-friendly art activities related to the exhibitions. Materials, handouts and refreshments provided.
9:30am–1:30pm | $25 per person
Feb 17, 2017
May 5, 2017 (onsite at the Surrey Teachers’ Association Annual Convention)
Customized Teacher Pro-D Day Workshops
Looking for a dynamic program for your next professional development day? We can customize a Pro-D session for your group providing inquiry-based strategies for teaching with artworks and leading hands-on art activities. Workshops can be scheduled at the Gallery or at your school on a day that works for you. Contact the Interpretive Programmer at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 604-501-5190 for more information.
Exhibition-based Programming at the Gallery
Whether you’re planning a Gallery visit with your class or seeking out ideas for teaching with contemporary art, join us at the Gallery for events such as artist talks, exhibition tours, artists’ panel discussions and opening receptions. To find out about upcoming events, sign up to receive the Surrey Art Gallery's monthly e-newsletter.
These downloadable Guides contain exhibit information, as well as hands-on activities and discussion that will prepare your students for their Gallery visit and engage them in the classroom afterwards. These activities reinforce the ideas and processes explored in the exhibition, thereby providing continuity between the Gallery visit and classroom. The Guides include curriculum links, vocabulary, and a resource section.
Teachers’ Guides are created for the current exhibitions. Check regularly for new publications.
"Completing the Gallery Teachers’ Guide helped prepare and get the students excited about what they were going to see. The students were incredibly excited to actually see the exhibit.” - Cloverdale Christian School