WAG School Programming

Children drawing with pencils and paper

School Programming

Why book a program?

The Woodstock Art Gallery's education programs are designed to help students:

  • Learn to analyze and discuss elements of design and the conceptual or emotional qualities conveyed in the artwork.
  • Build a foundation through which students can develop an appreciation and understanding of the visual arts.
  • Participate in cross-curricular and interdisciplinary learning and visual literacy strategies to communicate with others about visual art

The Importance of Arts in the Curriculum

Since arts experiences offer other modes and ways of experiencing and learning, children will have opportunities to think and feel as they explore, problem solve, express, interpret, and evaluate the process and the results.

"To watch a child completely engaged in an arts experience is to recognize that the brain is on, driven by the aesthetic and emotional imperative to make meaning, to say something, to represent what matters." The Arts Go to School, David Booth and Masayuki Hachiya, eds. (Markham, Ontario: Pembroke Publishers, 2004), p.15.

Planning a Visit to the Gallery

  • Contact the Education Department by email or by phone: 519-539-6741 or 519-539-6727
  • Cost of on-site programs: $6 per student (minimum $100 per program) 
    • Teachers and adult supervisors are free

Additional Resources

Contact Us

Stephanie Porter
Head of Education

Deanna Logan
Education Coordinator

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Phone: 519-539-1291
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