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Travelling Art Programs - We come to you!

The City Arts Centre offers a variety of travelling art programs to fit your budget and needs. 

Cultural Studies (Grades 3-4)

City Arts Centre brings creative experiences to your classroom! Hands on activities allow students to explore and express themselves visually, create and communicate. We offer 90 minute projects for special occasions as well as full day workshops designed to wrap-up a unit of study- science, literature, social studies and more!

Workshop Details

Program Length  1.5 hours
Fees  $10/student
Group Size  Min: 15 students/Max: 30 students
Location  Your classroom
Curriculum Links  Visual Arts, Language Arts, Social Studies
Contact  CityArtsCentre@edmonton.ca

Program Descriptions

Ukrainian Easter Egg 'Pysanka'

Ukrainian culture, tradition and design are weaved into a 90 minute in-class program. Students will apply multilayered designs to the surface of an egg using hot beeswax and dipping the egg in a series of dye baths, learning the specific meaning behind each image and color. The finished pysanky symbolizes life, hope, happiness and rebirth. Fee includes instruction and supplies.

Ukrainian Study "Petrikivsky Painting" Workshop

This workshop will introduce traditional Ukrainian painting; students will learn special techniques and will make a beautiful design of traditional Ukrainian art.

"Elephant" Indian Studies: Batik Workshop

Batik is an ancient art that has been handed down for thousands of years.Children will create a beautiful batik by using wax. With this technique we will have vibrant colors and incredible designs.

"Tunisian Studies": Painting on Ceramic

The Tunisian town Nabeul was first settled by the Greeks in the 5th century B.C. Several centuries later, Nabeul was the center of Tunisia’s pottery industry. Children will paint a ceramic plate.

"Tunisian Camel": Painting with coffee and tea on natural paper

According to old traditions children will use coffee and tea as paint to apply on natural paper. Will frame ready work in hand made bamboo frame.

Custom Clay (K-12)

Art classes with clay promote hands-on learning and self-expression through the creation of original clay sculptures and designs. A variety of skills are learned including pinch forming, slab building, rolling, and texturing. Fees include tools, clay, glazes, firing and delivery of the projects back to your school (glazed projects require two classes).

Workshop Details

Program Length 1.5 hours
Fees $10/student; minimum charge: $220
Group Size Based on class size/needs
Location Your classroom
Curriculum Links Visual Arts, Language Arts, Social Studies, Religion & Science
Contact CityArtsCentre@edmonton.ca

Program Options:

  • Clay Hand Plaques (Kindergarten-Grade 3)

  • Clay Masks Program (Grades 4-6)

  • In-School Custom Clay Program (Grades 7-12)

Program Descriptions

Canadian Wildlife
  • Beavers
  • Owls
  • Fish
  • Dinosaurs
Storybook Characters
  • Rainbow Fish
  • Ruby or Max
  • Wilbur the Pig
  • Where the Wild Things Are
Outer Space
  • Rocket ship
  • Space alien
Spring
  • Flower vase
  • Bird house
  • Garden gnome
Traditional and Curriculum Linked Classes
  • Masks
  • Totem poles
  • Picture frames
  • Inukshuks
  • Angels
  • Self portrait plates
  • Native American ceremonial bowls
  • Decorated plates with designs from Peru, Tunisia, Greece, Native Americans, and Greek cups
Seasonal Projects
  • Christmas
  • Easter
  • Mother’s Day
  • Father’s Day
  • Family Day

Special project requests are welcome.

Printmaking (K-6)

Printmaking techniques have been used for centuries by artists as a vehicle for creative expression, to document history, and tell stories. The City Arts Centre and Studio Art Sessions are teaming up to bring Silk Screen and Relief printmaking to your classroom.

Workshop Details

Program Length

60-90 minutes

Location

Your classroom

Curriculum Links

Visual Arts, Language Arts

Contact

CityArtsCentre@edmonton.ca

Program Descriptions

Relief Printmaking: My Moody Monster Book (Kindergarten)

Students begin this studio journey with a brief history of the “who, what, where, when and why” of printmaking and how artists have used this medium to tell stories and communicate over time. Each child will create their own “monster matrix” using scratch foam. The image is printed into a small folded book format using collage, brayers, and printing ink. The art fundamentals of line, shape, colour, and texture are the focus, as well as the influence they have on changing and creating the mood of the story when the printed image remains constant.

Program Length

60-90 minutes

Fees

 $240 for up to 20 students + $12 for each additional student

Media and Technique

 Relief Printmaking, Collage

Final Product

A fabric covered booklet with 4 printed images on collaged mixed media paper
Introduction to Screen Printing – Level I (Grades 1 and 2)

In this studio experience students will be given a brief history of screen printing, design an image using basic shapes, and screen print a series of their image using shared screens and a single layer of colour. Popular themes include: Inuksuk, Nature, Bugs, and Snowflakes.

Program Length

90 minutes

Fees

 $280 for up to 20 students + $14 for each additional student

Media and Technique

 Screen Printing, Fabric Art

Final Product

A run of 3 printed images - 1 on paper, perfect for framing or memory book, and 2 on fabric to be used for future sewing project or framing.
Introduction to Screen Printing – Level II (Grades 3 and 4)

In this studio experience students will be given a brief history of screen printing, draw and cut-out a basic image (such as a letter or number) to be used as a template, and screen print a series of their image using individual screens and a blend of coloured ink.

Program Length

90 minutes

Fees

$280 for up to 20 students + $14 for each additional student

Media and Technique

 Screen Printing, Drawing, Fabric Art

Final Product (Option 1):

A run of 4 printed images - 2 on paper, perfect for framing or memory book, and 2 on fabric to be used for future sewing project or framing.

Final Product (Option 2):

“Bring your Own T-Shirt” - Students print the 4 images onto a cotton T-Shirt, which they provide, creating their very own piece of wearable art.
Introduction to Screen Printing – Level III (Grades 5 and 6)

In this studio experience students will be given a brief history of screen printing, draw and cut-out an image or symbol to be used as a template, and screen print a series of their image using individual screens and a blend of coloured ink.

Program Length

90 minutes

Fees

$280 for up to 20 students + $14 for each additional student

Media and Technique

Screen Printing, Drawing, Fabric Art

Final Product (Option 1):

A run of 4 printed images - 2 on paper, perfect for framing or memory book, and 2 on fabric to be used for future sewing project or framing.

Final Product (Option 2):

“Bring your Own T-Shirt” - Students print the 4 images onto a cotton T-Shirt, which they provide, creating their very own piece of wearable art.

The Director's Cut (K-12)

To book your animation workshop please visit the The Director's Cut website.

The Director's Cut website also provides information and downloads on how to prepare for your program.

Program Fees & Payment

  • The amount owing is shown on your program confirmation. Payment is required prior to the program.
  • Invoices are sent out by the City on the first of the month. As you are required to pay your invoice on the first day of the previous month, you will receive your invoice before your program runs. For example, for a June booking, you will receive your invoice May 1.
  • Payment can be made by cash, cheque, Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Please have cheques made payable to the City of Edmonton, and write your booking confirmation numbers on your cheques.
  • Payment can be made at the City Arts Centre, by calling 780-944-7594 or by mail to Citizen Services Payment Processing, PO Box 2359, 14th Floor CN, Edmonton AB, T5J 2R7.

Cancellation Policy & Fees

  • You are required to provide written notice of cancellation of your programs via email at cityartscentre@edmonton.ca or call 780-944-7594.
  • No fee for cancellation will be charged if the program is rescheduled within the same school year at the time of cancellation.
  • A fee of $50 per class will be charged if less than 2 weeks notice of cancellation is given.
  • The full program fee will be charged if less than 48 hours notice is given for cancellations or rescheduling.

Book Your School Program

For More Information

Child/Youth Program Co-ordinator

City Arts Centre
10943 – 84th Avenue
PO Box 2359
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R7

Telephone

780-496-6959

Email cityartscentre@edmonton.ca

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