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CONTACT US TO BOOK A TOUR AND/OR WORKSHOP:
education@ottawaartgallery.ca
613.233.8699 +228

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TOURS
Ottawa Art Gallery offers free guided exhibition tours to groups of 6 or more visitors. Tours are an engaging learning experience animated by a knowledgeable gallery educator. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and actively discuss the artwork on display. DURATION: 45 – 90 minutes

 Please note that from January to the fall of 2017, Ottawa Art Gallery exhibition tours will take place at the OAG Annex Gallery at City Hall, as we transition to our new home at 50 Mackenzie King Bridge. The OAG Annex is located at 110 Laurier Avenue West.


OAG COMES TO YOU
Can’t come to us? One of our gallery educators will gladly visit your classroom and lead a discussion and/ or art making activity with your students. Each of the activities outlined below can be delivered within a 55 – 75 minute class period. All materials will be provided.

A.Y. JACKSON POP-UP
Did you know that artist A.Y. Jackson —member of the Group of Seven— lived and worked in Ottawa for more than a decade? We’ve gathered some this paintings, sketches, and a few personal belongings in a crate that we can bring anywhere!

FIRESTONE SCHOOL PROGRAM
The Firestone School Program is an active learning experience based on works of art from the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art, consisting of over 1,600 paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures by influential Canadian artists from 1890–1985.


NEW! — FEATURES FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
ERIC WALKER: ANYWHERE AND EVERYWHERE
Inspired by artist Eric Walker’s use of scrap construction materials, students will create a mixed-media collage using unusual found materials to discover how inspiration truly is everywhere.

HIGH SCHOOL
MICHÈLE PROVOST: CHANGE YOUR WOR[L]D
Students will explore using text in an artwork by drawing inspiration from Michele Provost’s meticulous and poetic text-based embroidery and collage works.


FEES
Gallery tours are always free. OAG charges a $2 fee per student for hands-on workshops and off-site visits. HST will apply to fees for students aged 14 and up. We are happy to discuss waiving fees if they are prohibitive to your group’s participation in our programming.

ACCESSIBILITY
The OAG Annex Gallery at City Hall is wheelchair accessible. City Hall has underground parking, on-grade street entrances, and accessible washrooms. Please don’t hesitate to request additional accessibility accommodations when booking your visit.

LANGUAGE
Tours and workshops are available in English, French, or a combination of both. ASL/LSQ interpretation and other language interpretation requests will be accommodated at no extra cost. Please give at least 30 days notice for interpretation requests.