Classroom Art Kits

Above: Classroom art projects. Top: Embroidery, beading, and tufting with burlap and yarn. Bottom: Acrylic painting on canvas for the Drum Designs kit.

The School Art Program is proud to introduce our new Classroom Art Kits. Available for three-week rentals, these kits bring hands-on learning from professional artists to the classroom. Available October to June.

Each Kit includes:

  • Videos of contemporary Canadian artists explaining their artwork and demonstrating an art technique such as brush painting, caribou tufting or drum making.
  • Comprehensive video instruction by the gallery educator demonstrating the classroom art project step-by-step
  • High-quality art supplies and tools for students to do a curriculum-based classroom art project
  • Lesson plans, discussion topics, image resources and blackline masters of all handouts.


$100 for a 3-week rental for one class (max 30 students)
$50 to add supplies for an additional class (up to 30 students)

How to order:

Contact the School Art Program Coordinator at to book your kit and to confirm rental dates. Please book at least three weeks in advance.


Led by artist Michelle Sound, these two kits include video demonstrations of Indigenous and Métis art practices, plus discussions of how contemporary Indigenous artists are using traditional materials, techniques, and forms in new ways. Michelle Sound is Swan River First Nation Cree and Red River Métis born and raised in Coast Salish territory. She completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Simon Fraser University, School for the Contemporary Arts, and her Master of Applied Arts from Emily Carr University Art + Design.

Embroidery, Beading and Tufting Grade K-7

In this kit, Michelle Sound introduces the techniques of embroidery, beading, and caribou fur tufting, and students will create their own artwork incorporating these three techniques using burlap, beads and yarn. Supplies include pre-cut squares of burlap, a selection of yarn colours, multicoloured beads, and beading needles.

The Drum as Art Grade 4-7

In this kit, Michelle Sound demonstrates how to make a drum from deer hide, and how in her own art practice she uses the drum form as a canvas for painting. Students will then paint their own drum designs with acrylic paint on canvas. Supplies include pre-cut squares of primed canvas, acrylic paint, and paint brushes.

CHINESE ART: Then and Now Grades 4-7

In this kit, students will learn the history of Chinese calligraphy and painting, and how contemporary Canadian artists are drawing on their Chinese heritage in the creation of new artworks. Students will then learn basic brushstroke techniques and be guided through painting a landscape painting. Supplies include ink, watercolour paper and paint brushes.

Above: Classroom art projects. Top: Embroidery, beading, and tufting with burlap and yarn. Bottom: Acrylic painting on canvas for the Drum Designs kit.


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Monday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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