School program descriptions

We offer various types of programs onsite. We can also bring them to your school.

Programs at PAMA

My Museum tours (Coming soon! Check back spring of 2023)

My Gallery tours (Coming soon! Check back spring of 2023)

Art Studio Workshops

Art Studio Workshops are also a great way to enhance your tours. 

Our Workshops have the potential to get messy. We advise students and volunteers to come prepared to get a little paint on them. Most materials will wash off, and all materials are non-toxic.

Expressive Lines (Kindergarten* to Grade 3)

The element of art is integral to all works of art. Students will create their own work of art using a variety of different lines created with various tools. This workshop will focus on art works from the PAMA collection so students can examine line use and apply principles to their own work. This program is perfect for younger grades to experiment and develop their own skills in art making. Students will also learn basic information about colour and how to apply it to their final piece.

*Kindergarten option available - Curriculum Link: Belonging and Contributing

Texture (Kindergarten* to Grade 3)

Learn the importance of texture in creating depth and tactile works of art. Students will use a variety of tools to create texture and the illusion of texture, drawing inspiration from the PAMA art collection. This program encourages younger grades to experiment and develop their own basic skills in art making. Students will also explore shape.       

*Kindergarten option available - Curriculum Link: Belonging and Contributing

Watercolours (Grades 4 to 8)

Students will learn various methods and techniques used by professional artists to create one technique/experiment sheet, and one final painting.

Printmaking (Grades 4 to 8)

Students will create one-of-a-kind works of art using simple printmaking techniques such as collagraphs and relief.

At your school

Let us bring our Art Studio Workshops directly to you!  We've carefully put our art workshops on wheels to bring the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives experience directly to your classroom. Choose from Expressive lines, Texture, Watercolours and Printmaking programs.

Hands-on Art Studio Workshops give students a studio experience to create one-of-a-kind art pieces.

To prepare for the workshop

The classroom would require the following arrangements to host a successful program:

  • Access to sinks
  • A maximum of 30 students can be in one classroom with one PAMA Educator; two classrooms will be required for additional students
  • Tables put into groups seating 5-6 students
  • Have tables covered with newsprint or paper to keep them clean
  • Teachers must be always present during the program
  • Provide assistance for room set up as Educators have lots of supplies