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Schools & Educators


A close up of three children on a tour of the exhibitions.


Expand your classroom through our guided tours, outreach programs and art workshops.  From cross-curricular lessons to Teacher Guides, the Gallery has comprehensive, educational programs for students of all ages.
Explore what we have to offer through the links below.  

-Group Tour and Activity Program
-Teacher's Guides
-Arts & Culture Specialist Prograeeem
-Teacher's Night Out
-Educator's Newsletter

For additional information contact Ann Helps at 519-336-8127 ext. 3226 or [email protected].


What can art show students about the world?
Discover the answers with the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery

The Gallery provides creative learning opportunities for students and educators that inspire curiosity, foster critical thinking, and develop environments that are rigorous, inclusive and collaborative.

Group Tour & Activity Program

The Gallery offers a wide range of programs designed to engage students of all ages (kindergarden through grade12) in deep looking, critical thinking, and creative art making. These inspiring adaptable programs build direct connections between works of art, classroom curriculum, and students' own thoughts and experiences.  

The Gallery's school tours are image-focused and inquiry based experiences.  Led by trained docents, they encourage students to look closely, communicate personal perspectives, and build connections to their own lives.  Art workshops (hands-on studio activity) are also available with school tours.  The workshops give students the opportunity to get creative, offer insight into the working process and work in our art studio alongside professional Art Studio Artists.

For booking information, contact Ann Helps at 519-336-8127 ext. 3226 or [email protected].


Participating in an activity at the gallery is more than just a fun art based lesson. The activity connects to other areas of curriculum and promotes learning in a way that is enjoyed by both kids and adults. The hands-on interaction engages tactile and bodily-kinesthetic learning styles and provides learning for active children. Further, the program is specifically designed to complement the tour, allowing participants to put into practice the concepts or techniques they see in the exhibitions.

Self-Guided Visits

Self-guided visits for educators who wish to customize their museum experience by leading their own tour through the Gallery.  All seilf-guided visit groups must register with the Gallery in advance.

For booking information, contact Ann Helps at 519-336-8127 ext. 3226 or [email protected].

Teacher's Guides

Our Teacher's Guides are created to help you connect your classroom to your visit to the gallery. They include information about the exhibition and the artists, elaborate on curriculum connections in the exhibition, include pre- and post-visit activities that enhance your experience and include a glossary to help your classroom develop proper art language. The content in the Teacher's Guide can be adapted by you to fit into your classroom and helps improve learning and retention by preparing the students for their visit, and allowing them to reflect upon their experience.


Arts & Culture Specialist High Skills Major

The Gallery is proud to partner with select High Schools to support the Arts & Culture Specialist High Skills Major program. The program offers students the opportunity to receive specialized industry training and certification, as well as special recognition on their high school diploma. 

For more information contact Ann Helps at 519-336-8127 ext. 3226 or [email protected].

Teacher Programs

Teacher's Night Out

A fun, free, exclusive evening for educators in our area!

Teacher's, educators and principals are invited to a sneak peek into our new programming. Bring art into your classroom with lessons inspired by the Gallery's permanent collection and exhibitions.  Learn about new resources for educators such as the Tour & Activity program, Teacher's Guides, curriculum connections and learning experiences students will get while visiting. Finally, get a sneak peek tour of the Gallery. Come to enjoy a fun, social evening complete with food and refreshments and the opportunity to exchange ideas with collegues.  

Teacher's Nigh Out will be offered twice a year based on our changing exhibitions.


Please complete the information below if you would be interested in receiving more information through our upcoming Educator's Newsletter: