School Visits 2017–18
Dear Educators, Immerse your students in an exploration of all facets of contemporary art and culture! Harbourfront Centre School Visits would like to welcome you and your students to an exciting year of hands-on, inquiry-based programming. Full STEAM ahead! Included in every visit is a walk through the Craft and Design Studio that highlights the various ways that our Artists-in-Residence incorporate the concepts of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) throughout their artistic practice. Our Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Urban Studies programs provide enriching opportunities for students to make connections with working artists and explore their own creativity. Book a full day of exploration, mix and match two halfday programs from different disciplines, or engage your students in a day exploring a specific topic or theme â€“ the choice is yours! For further information or to book your visit, be sure to check out our website at www.harbourfrontcentre.com/learning. We look forward to hosting you and your students here at Harbourfront Centre! The School Visits Team
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Tips for a successful School Visits day! Before booking Check your school calendar for possible dates (identify a minimum two possibilities).
Canadian & World Studies The Arts-
LAN Language The Arts-
Check out the website to explore possible programs. Consider the duration of your visit – full- or half-day.
Consider the grade level and total number of students.
Science and Technology
How to book
The ArtsVisual Arts
Fill out the registration form online.
This program is available in French (subject to teacher availability) All or part of this program is facilitated at a location other than Harbourfront Centre
Winter Special Visit us in November & December and pay a reduced rate of only $13 per student for a full day.
After booking Return booking contract and pay deposit. Confirm transportation – School Bus, TTC, GO Transit or walk. Check out the pre-visit activities posted on the website. Send out and collect permission forms and payment. Consider what your students will need to bring for lunch and/or for a snack.
Day of Bring payment for total number of students in attendance (we accept credit card, cash and cheques). Consider appropriate clothing for the program – will your students be going outside? Dancing? Making art? Remind students of plans for lunch. Confirm your directions for getting here at harbourfrontcentre.com.
Visual Arts Clay Explore the history of ceramic art across cultures! Students will visit the Craft & Design Studio to see contemporary ceramic artists at work. Our hands-on, inquiry-based clay programs allow your students to gain an in-depth understanding of the properties of clay and use hand building techniques. We encourage individual expression in the creation of a sculptural piece.
Building Beasts Grades K-8 Grades 4–12
Portraits Grades 4-12 Contemporary
Vessels Grades K–8 Grades 4-12 Grades 4–12
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Painting Inspired by historic and contemporary works of art, your students will explore drawing and painting techniques and gain a deeper understanding of these media.
Colour Explorations Grades K–1
Primary Painted Creatures
Acrylic Still Life
Random Acts of Paint
Watercolour Trees Grades 5–12
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Visual Arts Mixed Media
Working with a variety of materials, students explore the creative process and make a unique response.
Students draw on personal experience as inspiration to explore the process of relief printmaking and create their own series of prints.
Artist Accordion Books Grades 1–6
Textile Arts Grades 2–4 Grades 5–12
Paper Masks Grades 4–12 NEW
Carry-It Grades 5–12
Urban Art Grades 7–12
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Young Collograph Grades 1–4
Lino Grades 5–12
Grades 5–12 Grades 4–12
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Performing Arts Drama Using dramatic arts techniques, students find new ways to share their stories.
Storytelling in Miss Lou’s Room Grades 1–3 DRA ENG LAN SS
Music Students will discover the potential for musical expression through rhythm, percussion and vocal sounds.
Body Percussion Grades 4–8 MUS
N E W Graphic Notation: Playing with Sound
Dance Your students will learn about the rich historic and cultural roots of various dance forms, experiment with dance techniques and culminate with an expressive, collaborative piece.
Primary Hip-Hop Grades K–3
Hip-Hop Grades 4–12 DAN SS
Urban Dance Grades 4–12
Latin Dance Grades 4–12
Make and Skate
Through an exploration of our 10-acre waterfront site, students build connections between our community and culture while exploring the urban landscape.
A half-day School Visits program and a half day on the Natrel Rink (limited programs available).
Discover the Waterfront Grades K–6
Waterfront Revitalization Grades 7–12
Mapping and Orienteering
Through guided inquiry, your students will build connections to diverse identities in Toronto and their related histories and cultures.
Grades 5 & 10
Kensington Market/ Chinatown Grades 5–12
Due to restrictions at the Court House, this program is limited to 40 students per day.
Towers and Tunnels
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All or part of these programs are facilitated at a location other than Harbourfront Centre.
Digital Photography Students will explore how to capture unique artistic pieces through digital photography.
Introduction to Digital Photography Grades 5–8 VA
Discover the Waterfront Grades K–6
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Waterfront Explorations Guided Boat Tour Grades K–12 In collaboration with Mariposa Cruises. Subject to an additional $1 fee per student
Waterfront Revitalization Grades 7–12
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Visual Arts Clay Fish Grades K–12
Windsocks Grades K–4
Clay Habitats Grades 4–12 VA
School Visits programming is generously supported by the following corporate donors CIMCO Refrigeration
HUB International HKMB Limited
Spencer Stuart & Associates
Lamin-8 Services Inc.
TD Bank Group
Nor-Line Plumbing & Mechanical Ltd.
Veridin Systems Canada Inc.
Creative Edge Creative Edge is a unique opportunity for your students to participate in educational workshops, visual arts, literary activities and performances that are linked to Harbourfront Centre’s acclaimed programs. It is designed to provide direct engagement and opportunities for young audiences to work with local, national and international artists.
Plan your visit with these programs in mind! We are always adding new and exciting opportunities to Creative Edge so be sure to check our website for new updates to the programming offerings.
A Celebration of Black History Month February 1–28, 2018 Grades 5–12 Ontario played an integral role in the Underground Railroad and today is home to residents of African ancestry from all over the globe. Students will learn about the history of African Canadian settlement, the contemporary communities that have brought their artistic traditions to Canada, and how these inform our contemporary world. Students will use textiles and other media to tell their own personal story.
NextSteps Matinees Día del los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Friday, November 3, 2017 Grades 4–12 Originating in pre-Hispanic culture, the Day of the Dead honours and celebrates friends and family who have passed on. Day of the Dead is celebrated in Mexico and Central America, as well as by other cultures as All Souls Day. Participants will create clay skulls inspired by the work of Mexican artists.
Globally inspired dance from Canada’s best contemporary dance companies! Attend a matinee performance (tickets available through Group Sales at our Box Office: 416 973 4000, press 1) or bring your students down for a full-day experience by booking a half-day School Visits program prior to the performance.
DanceWorks presents Dancers of Damelahamid: Flicker February 9, 2018 Grades 7–12 Price: $20/student Flicker is a 75-minute multimedia dance piece choreographed and performed by Margaret Grenier and the Dancers of Damelahamid. The performance bridges ancient and living traditions with captivating narratives and the intricately carved masks of the Gitxsan people. Reflecting on the complexities of contemporary Indigenous identity, students will spend a half day in a dance workshop with our educators and see the matinée performance of Flicker.
Toronto Dance Theatre: Glassfields March 22, 2018 Grades 7-12 Price: $21/student for the full day Five Canadian choreographers create choreographic responses to Christopher House’s first international hit, Glass Houses, described by the New York Times as “kinetic brilliance.” For the full day experience, students will participate in a gallery visit and a workshop with dancers from the TDT company prior to the matinee performance.
Gallery Based Programming Combine an in-depth exploration of our current contemporary gallery exhibitions with a creative response for your students! In this full day experience, you and your students will be exposed to the curatorial process and respond to the works on display. The gallery exhibitions for the 2017/18 year are:
Main Gallery Voices: artists on art
September 23 – December 24, 2017 Curators: Ian Carr Harris and Yvonne Lammerich Voices: artists on art builds on a 1967 exhibition Sculpture ‘67 to explore how artists imagine their practice and their contribution to the culture in which they live.
January 27 – April 29, 2018 Heidi Earnshaw and Susie Osler The eight to ten major pieces in this exhibition include line drawing, fibre, plaster and sound elements and some of the work will be interactive and engage visitors.
The Power Plant Amalia Pica
September 23 – December 31, 2017 Exploring the nature of communication, visitors are invited to consider accuracy of speaking and listening to each other.
January – May, 2018 Attia’s sculptural installation explores reparation, colonialism, and practices of “repairing” throughout history and across cultures.
School Visits Program Overview Visual Arts
Clay – Building Beasts Clay – Masks Clay – Portraits Clay – Contemporary Vessels NEW
Mixed Media – Sock Puppets
Mixed Media – Artist Accordion Books Mixed Media – Textile Arts Mixed Media – Paper Masks NEW
Mixed Media – Bee Project
Mixed Media – Carry-It Mixed Media – Urban Art Painting – Colour Explorations Painting – Painted Creatures Painting – Random Acts of Paint Painting – Acrylic Landscape Painting – Acrylic Still Life Painting – Watercolour Trees REVISED
Printmaking – Young Collograph Printmaking – Collograph Printmaking – Lino Printmaking – Reduction Lino
Fees for School Visits
Full day: 10am–2pm (unless otherwise requested)
Full day: $15 per student
Half day: 10–11:30am or 12:30–2pm
Combine two half-day programs: $15 per student
Half day: $12 per student
School Visits Program Overview Performing Arts Programs
Dance – Primary Hip-Hop Dance – Hip-Hop Dance – Urban Dance Dance – Latin Dance Drama – Let’s SLAM! Drama – Storytelling in Miss Lou’s Room Drama – Improv Music - Body Percussion NEW
Music - Graphic Notation
Onsite - Discover the Waterfront Onsite - Waterfront Revitalization Offsite - Government Studies Offsite – Kensington Market/Chinatown Offsite – Towers and Tunnels
Programs are subject to change. Please contact us for details.
Please note: A non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking. Deposit for a half-day program is $150 and $175 for a full-day program. Schools booking multiple days are required to pay a deposit for each day. Once the booking contract has been signed, changes to the visit date, program choice or subtraction of 5 or more students per class are subject to an administration fee of $25 per change.
For schedules of Seasonal Programs, please contact us.
Rescheduling: If a booking is rescheduled a minimum of two weeks prior to visit date, the nonrefundable deposit shall be applied to the new booking. If the booking is rescheduled within two weeks of the original visit date, then the deposit shall be forfeited and a new deposit will be required for the new booking. Subsidy is available on a case-by-case basis for schools in need, pending availability. Contact the Registrar for eligibility requirements.
For more information, contact the School Visits Registrar 416 973 4091 email@example.com
Lower Simcoe St.
Queens Quay West
West Shop Lavazza
Harbourfront Centre Main Building
Stage in the Round
Queen’s Quay Terminal
207 Queens Quay West
(Bill Boyle Artport) 235 Queens Quay West
Harbourfront Centre Theatre
Simcoe St. Slip
Fleck Dance Theatre (3rd Floor)
Boulevard Tent The Power Plant
Canada Square Common Tent
Northern Spirit I
Inside Main Building Artport Gallery
Box Office & Info Desk From Union Station, head south on York St. to Washrooms 509/510 Streetcar Stops Boxcar Social Queens Quay West Shop
The Martin Goodman Trail leads right here and we have bicycle parking onsite
Craft & Design Studio
Marilyn Brewer Community Space
Harbourfront Centre Shop
Miss Lou’s Room
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Published on Oct 24, 2017
Immerse your students in an exploration of all facets of contemporary art and culture with Harbourfront Centre School Visits!