VAC Education Programs
Grades KG to 12
The Visual Art Centre of Clarington (VAC) offers education programs
that help students expand their creativity, develop their visual literacy and sharpen their communication skills. The Centre occupies a four story 1905 Mill, and has a 42-year history of connecting people of all ages and backgrounds in a safe and creative learning space, which includes exhibition and studio spaces such as a pottery studio equipped with a kiln, and a painting and drawing studio. Our hands-on art-making workshops allow students to express themselves while exploring a wide variety of media. Educational programs include interactive gallery tours and outreach programs that engage students in critical thinking and prompt them to analyze various works of art.
Guided Gallery Tours ($5 per student)
A One-hour interactive gallery tour includes an in-gallery activity where students are led by a docent to examine various works of art using visual literacy tools to look at art and think critically about what art is, how it is produced, and how we engage with it.
Half-day Program ($8 per student)
A two-hour session includes a one-hour gallery tour and activity, as well as a
one-hour studio session.
Full-day Program ($12 per student)
A four-hour session includes a one-hour gallery tour and activity, followed by a one-hour lunch break and a two-hour studio session.
Outreach Program ($12 per student)
A 90 minute art session in your classroom. We bring in professional artists including painters and potters (depending on your program), who come
equipped with materials and expertise to guide your students in an interactive
art making session.
NOTE: All school programs require a minimum registration of 20 students.
Community Groups and Homeschools
All programs listed above are available during the evenings and weekends for various interest groups such as girl guides, brownies, scouts and other
The VAC is committed to supporting teachers who want to provide the best educational experience for their students. Our programs actively engage educators to develop stronger visual literacy skills to integrate the visual arts in their classrooms.
Professional Development Days ($12 per teacher)
A full-day of tours and studio sessions designed to equip teachers with the proper tools needed to teach art in the classroom to students of all ages.
To book your visit contact Sandy Saad, Curator of Exhibitions and Education at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-623-5831 ext. 3