Elementary & Secondary School Programs

Bring your class to Rodman Hall Art Centre for an artistic and creative experience that they will never forget!

Guided tours allow students to experience the work of local, national and international contemporary artists who work in a wide range of materials and styles. The exhibitions are explored using group discussions, interactive exercises, questioning strategies and critical analysis. Gallery visits and studio projects support the visual arts curriculum and are led by our dynamic educational team who use a variety of teaching strategies and techniques to engage your students and promote visual literacy. Thematic studio projects are designed to enhance your tour and give students the ability to reflect and respond to the artworks they have just experienced.

Rodman Hall is proud to work with educators and students of Brock University, The DSBN, NCDSB and Private Schools in the Niagara Area.

Exhibition Tour & Talk

Grades 1 to 12

A guided tour, discussion and exploration of the current exhibitions.
Duration: 1-1.5 hours
Cost: $4 per student
Complimentary for teachers and adult chaperones.

For the safety of your students, and our exhibitions we require:

  • Grades 1-3, 1 adult chaperone required for every 6 students.
  • Grades 4+, 1 adult chaperone required for every 10 students.

Tour & Talk + Studio Project

Grades 4 to 12

The tour and talk is followed by one hands-on studio project designed to allow your students to respond in a creative way to the ideas, questions and emotions they experienced during the tour. Projects are based on themes expressed in the current exhibitions.

Duration: 3-5 hours
Cost: $6-10 per student (depending on materials)
Complimentary for teachers and adult chaperones; 1 adult chaperone required for every 10 students.

for more information or to book a visit

Contact Kylie Mitchell for dates and availability.
By email: kmitchell3@brocku.ca
By phone: 905 688 5550 x5803

Also check out additional information about the artists and exhibitions!

Other Details...

Note: Your visit must be booked a minimum of 3 weeks in advance.

Dates are subject to availability and Exhibition schedule. Please note that due to the nature of the work in the galleries, not all exhibitions will be appropriate for all age groups. Michelle can help you to select a date that best suits the age of your students.

Explore Art by Established and Emerging Artists…

Mary Anne Barkhouse: Settlement

During the fall and spring, students can experience the work of Aboriginal artist Mary-Anne Barkhouse in the site-specific sculpture installation and garden she has created on the grounds of Rodman Hall entitled Settlement.

Discussions of this work support the visual arts curriculum as well as social studies with themes including the War of 1812, allies and settlers.