Class Visits

Gallery Stratford's school programs offer experiential and curriculum-based opportunities for students to share ideas, collect new information and explore art in a gallery setting. Gallery Stratford welcomes thoughtful and creative energy as students become acquainted with visual arts. 

Exhibition Tour

Students in grades K-12 are guided through the current exhibitions by a Gallery trained docent. The role of the docent is to interpret, inspire and encourage students to look carefully at works of art. Utilizing visual thinking strategies, such as sharing ideas and open-ended questions, the docent listens and accepts multiple points of view while refining students’ critical thinking skills.

Download our Teacher Guide below:
Primary (Gr K-3)
Junior (Gr 4-6)
Intermediate (Gr 7-8) 

Secondary (9-12) - COMING SOON

Self-conducted class visits to Gallery Stratford can also be accommodated; we do ask that they are booked in advance and donations are welcome to help support ongoing education initiatives!  If you are a high school teacher, call us to discuss possible Art Workshop ideas linked to your learning goals!

School Art Workshop

Enhance your class visit by participating in a hands-on workshop led by an art educator. Students will delve into art materials to create their own unique masterpieces based on the Ontario Arts, Mathematics, Science and Technology and Social Studies Curriculums. A studio workshop activity is a valuable addition to your tour, reinforcing key concepts introduced in the galleries explored through the creative process.  Is there something your class is studying that you'd like us to link to?  Just reach out to our Curator of Education, Melissa Quinn to discuss options.

Download our Workshop Art Activity options below:
Primary (Gr K-3) Workshop Menu
Junior (Gr 4-6) Workshop Menu
Intermediate (Gr 7-8) Workshop Menu

Secondary (9-10) - Workshop Menu COMING SOON

Secondary (11-12) - Workshop Menu COMING SOON

Class Visit Fees: 
$5.00 per student for a tour only ($50 minimum) during regular business hours

$7.00 per student for tour + art activity  ($50 minimum) during regular business hours

After hours tours/workshops start at $10.00/student ($100 minimum) 

For all school program information or bookings, please contact Melissa Quinn at 519.271.5271 x.223, or