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Arts Station offers school tour program

The Arts Station is making contemporary art accessible and fun for all ages with their new school tour program. - Submitted photo
The Arts Station is making contemporary art accessible and fun for all ages with their new school tour program.
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Welcome to the first exciting year of school tour programs at The Arts Station!

The Art Station school tour programs combine educational exhibition tours and hands-on art activities for students of the Elk Valley. Students will explore the exhibition as they learn about contemporary artists and the artists’ processes. Art activities provide a fun, creative extension to the students’ learning experiences, while developing specific artistic skills. Tours are guaranteed to stimulate dialogue, facilitate questions, and complement the fine arts curriculum, as well as encourage the exploration of art.

Thanks to our wonderful sponsors including the Columbia Basin Trust, the City of Fernie, The Arts Station, and TD Bank, we are able to offer each class (grade K to 7) in the Elk Valley one free tour. Students will spend time looking at art in The Arts Station gallery, have a tour of the building, and then go upstairs to our newly renovated studio where they will complete a hands on art project. Projects include mixed-media button making, painting, drawing, pottery, and more! Projects are designed to complement the exhibition, but if the teacher has a preference we are happy to accommodate when we can.

Tours are led by experienced docent and Arts Station employee Jennifer Woods. She is passionate about exposing young people to art, gallery settings, and making art fun and accessible for all ages!

If you are a teacher in the Elk Valley and wish to book a free tour for your class, please don’t hesitate to contact Jennifer Woods at 250-423-4842 or email at assistant@theartsstation.com. For more information please visit www.theartsstation.com and click on Educational Programs.

 

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