School Tours

An exciting opportunity for students and educators to experience Saskatchewan’s largest public art gallery

Book a school tour

For: Kindergarten – Grade 12
Length: 2 Hours
Size: 10 – 50 Students

We offer two-hour guided tours of exhibitions for students of all ages, including hands-on immersive experiences in the galleries and art making in our studio. Students will encounter transformative experiences of the world through art while learning to think critically, make creative connections, and express themselves. These tours are informed by provincial curricula and current interpretive, cultural and pedagogical strategies.

Please note that the Gallery requires one adult chaperone (including teachers) for every ten students.

View Our Current Tour Offerings Contact Us To Book Your Tour Further Questions? Contact our Visitor Services Representative

Group Tours

Self-Guided Tours

Have a group that wants to visit but you don’t want a facilitated tour? We’d love for you to let us know you are coming. Contact our Visitor Services Representative so that we can accommodate your visit.

View our Current Exhibitions

Group Tours

We offer two-hour guided tours of exhibition for your group, including hands-on immersive experiences in the galleries and art making in our studio. Questions? Contact our Visitor Services Representative.

Length: 2 Hours

Contact Us to Book Your Tour

Art Engagement Saturdays

Join us from 1 to 4 PM on Saturday afternoons.

We offer guided explorations of our exhibitions led by a friendly Gallery Guide. Whether you are visiting alone or with friends, there will be someone ready to discuss your experience and ready to answer any questions you may have.

Provincial Touring

The MacKenzie Art Gallery is developing an exciting new version of the Provincial Touring program to coincide with our new Art School curriculum. Please bear with us as we take a brief hiatus and stay tuned for new developments.

The Provincial Touring Artist & Exhibition Program is dedicated to making visual art more accessible to rural and northern communities within our province. This program is one of the MacKenzie Art Gallery’s highest attended public programs where schools and community members have the opportunity to see art with a trained educator in their own communities. The MacKenzie curates exhibitions with works of art from the permanent collection. Educators and artists set-up exhibitions in the community and deliver a comprehensive education program. Hands on art activities, designed to support the exhibition’s content, are used to further enhance the experience for students. Our programs are adapted for all grade levels and correspond with the Visual Arts Curriculum. Plus, it saves you the cost of busing students and time away from school to visit the Gallery.

History

In 1971, the MacKenzie Art Gallery launched what was then known as the Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery Community Program as a way to make visual art more accessible to rural and northern communities across Saskatchewan. By the mid-1970s the MacKenzie Art Gallery hired visionary artist Bob Boyer as part of the Community Program team, with numerous artists participating in a variety of roles since that time. The program hopes to continue to expand this mandate by bringing professional artists to communities. Art communicates across barriers of language, class and culture. When artists are able to share their stories and creative process it broadens our experience and helps us make sense of the world.

Recently Visited Communities

Recently visited communities include: Arcola, Avonlea, Cabri, Canora, Central Butte, Churchbridge, Cupar, Esterhazy, Fort Qu’Appelle, Gravelbourg, Herbert, Imperial, Indian Head, Kamsack, Kelliher, Lake Lenore, Meadow Lake, Naicam, Neudorf, Punnichy, Quill Lake, Shaunavon, Strasbourg, Wymark, Wynyard.

Registration for the provincial touring program is currently on hiatus as we develop new curriculum.

Please contact Ken directly by email kduczek@mackenzie.art or phone: 306-584-4250 ext. 4290 with any questions.