Let’s Draw

A drawing-based tour for elementary school classes

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Two hands hold up four brightly coloured sketchbooks with various designs on their covers.

“Drawing transforms experience into knowledge, looking into seeing.”

  —Eileen Adams, Drawing Insights

Every June, the Owens hosts a special drawing-based tour program for elementary school classes.

Taking a hands-on approach, this program introduces students to drawing as a way to look closer—both at artworks and the world around us. Working in custom sketchbooks, students engage in short drawing exercises that complement and extend discussion of artworks. Weather permitting, Let’s Draw tours often include opportunities to draw outdoors.

By taking drawing as its focus, this program encourages students to slow down, observe, reflect, and make personal connections to art with a view to fostering an ongoing involvement with drawing. Drawing supports learning across the curriculum, including Visual Arts, Language Arts and Essential Graduated Learnings.

The Let’s Draw sketchbooks are designed with plenty of pages for students to continue to explore drawing after the session, whether at school or at home.

This tour is one hour and is available for grades K-4. Shorter or longer visits can be arranged to accommodate class schedules.

Generous funding from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Province of New Brunswick, Town of Sackville, The Hon. Robert V. Barritt, and Friends of the Owens Art Gallery allow us to offer all our education and outreach programs free of charge.