- Kids & Families
- Youth Programs
- Adult Programs
- School Programs
- Group Experiences
To design your School Tour experience, choose a Theme + Activity from the menu options and then fill out the Booking Form below.
Choose from the following options as a basis for your program:
Selections from the AGH Collection will lead a conversation about different artforms, elements and principles of design, and the choices artists make in their work.
Specifically planned for our youngest learners, we will introduce art-related vocabulary and guide students in looking and sharing their observations and ideas.
Storytelling Through Art
Observe and discuss how art tells diverse stories about our world, each other, and ourselves using examples of historic and contemporary art.
Art & Land
Explore questions about sustainability, ecology, nature, and technology, and our responsibility to share and care for the land that sustains us.
Made In Hamilton: Art For A City
Discover how the AGH came to be and experience the uniquely regional stories of Hamilton artists past and present.
Materials & Process
Uncover the ways that the materials and processes an artist uses are a means of expression and that visual communication is a powerful tool.
Identity & Representations of Self
Consider how artists use their own likeness as inspiration for their work and to explore the way that our identities are formed by various influences.
Choose from the following options to complement your tour theme, and to add a creative element to your program:
Drawing – Portraits
Practice the fundamentals of drawing the human face, including proportion, placement, and mark-making. Art Kit includes pencil, charcoal, conté, and paper.
Drawing – Comic Books
Experiment with storytelling through character design and illustration. Art Kit includes pencils, markers, and a mini comic-book template.
Collage – Landscape
Explore perspective, scale and vocabulary as expressed through paper materials and collage techniques.
Collage – Abstract
Create a dynamic collage using the elements of design including shape, form colour, line, texture, and space.
We’re happy to address specific theme and studio interests. Just let us know in the booking form below.
This program is appropriate for classroom and remote-learning environments.
Virtual Visit Activity Art Kits must be picked up from the AGH in advance.
Virtual Visit: $5.00 per student (no minimum number of students)
Virtual Visit and Activity: $8.00 per student (minimum of 18 students)
Activity Art Kits: $2.00 per student
As we continue to monitor the evolving public health situation, our top priority remains the health and safety of AGH visitors, staff, and volunteers. As advised by local health officials, the provincial government, and our Board of Directors, the Gallery is closed until further notice, meaning all Gallery Visits are currently on pause.
Stay tuned for more information upon our reopening.
Tin Locomotive 1982
John Hall (Canadian b. 1943)
acrylic on canvas, Gift of Alison and Alan Schwartz, 1994
© Courtesy John Hall