Bring your preschool students to the gallery for a delightful introduction to the world of art! Our preschool programs include guided art-viewing in the gallery and a hands-on art making workshop, with an emphasis on process-based exploration of art mediums and concepts.
Preschool Gallery Tour & Workshop
$85.00 for a 60 minute session
10:00 – 11:00 am or 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Maximum 20 students
Minimum age 3
Download the School Art Program brochure for a complete description of this year’s exhibitions and art workshops, or read about our current workshops.
Please book your visit at least two weeks in advance using our online form or by contacting our School Art Program Coordinator, Melanie Devoy.
Please have the following information ready at the time of booking:
- At least three preferred dates and times (morning or afternoon session)
- Age range and number of students
- Contact email-address and phone number
A confirmation email will be sent once the booking is finalized.
Once our visit is booked is there any preparation I can do with my class?
Absolutely! Prior to your visit, you will receive a teacher guide with information about the exhibition and the artists, with some discussion questions and pre-visit classroom activities.
Is there somewhere for students to eat?
Food and drink are not permitted inside the gallery, so please eat snacks or meals before arriving. There are no lunchroom facilities available at the Cultural Centre, however weather permitting, groups are welcome to eat at the picnic tables outside in the plaza.
Will I be able to take pictures?
Photography is allowed during the art workshop in the gallery classroom, and is sometimes permitted inside the gallery during certain exhibitions. Please check with the School Art Program Coordinator prior to your visit.
How many chaperones are required, and can parents join in?
Please ensure that you have one adult chaperone per five children in your group. Parents are welcome to attend the gallery tour portion of the visit, however a maximum of 5 parents will be admitted into the classroom due to limited space. Younger siblings cannot be accommodated on the tours or workshops.
Where can I park?
There is free parking available at the Cultural Centre and Arenas parking lot and parkade. Please check signage as some parking is limited to 3 hours. Free all day parking is available on the upper level of the parkade.
Where is the gallery located, and is it accessible by transit or school bus?
The Richmond Art Gallery is located inside the Richmond Cultural Centre. The gallery can be reached by Canada Line, and is a 10-15 minute walk from Brighouse station. See our location map and directions. There is a school bus drop off lane on Minoru Boulevard next to the eastern entrance, and the parkade can be accessed from either the Minoru Boulevard entrance or from Granville Ave.
What if I have to cancel or change my booking?
Contact the School Art Program Coordinator as soon as possible by phone or email. Cancellations made within seven days of your scheduled workshop will be subject to a $50.00 fee.
How do I pay?
Workshop fees are payable on the day of your workshop by cash, credit, debit, or cheque made out to the Richmond Art Gallery. Payment should be made at the Cultural Centre front desk before your tour begins. If you require an invoice prior to your visit, please contact the School Art Program Coordinator.