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.

Indigenous Art Kits

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

In this kit, Michelle Sound introduces the techniques of embroidery, beading, and caribou 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. Suitable for grades K-7.

The Drum as Art

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. Suitable for grades 4-7.

Chinese Art Kit – Coming Soon!

In this kit, artist Karen Tam discusses Chinese brush painting and her exploration of the lives of Chinese artists in Canadian history and culture. Students will learn traditional brushstrokes and painting techniques to create a landscape painting. Supplies include watercolour paper, Chinese ink, and bamboo brushes. Suitable for grades 4-7.

How to order

Contact the School Art Program Coordinator at to book your kit and to confirm rental dates. Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an invoice with payment instructions. Payment can be made on the day of your pickup by cheque, debit, or credit card. Each kit is $100.00 for a three-week rental for max 30 students,  but you can book one kit for use with two classes in the same 3-week period for an additional charge of $25 to cover the cost of the additional art materials. Each loan begins on a Monday and ends on a Friday. Pick-up on or after the Friday prior to the loan. To ensure safety of students and teachers, kits are fully sanitized and quarantined for one week between each use.

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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