Studio & Learning Space

The beautiful, sunlit penthouse level of the WAG will be dedicated to art-making and learning programs led by artists, including Inuit, First Nations and Métis instructors. Five indoor and two outdoor studio spaces will provide versatile art-making facilities for classes and up-and-coming talent, serving as a year-round venue for elementary, secondary and post-secondary students, teachers, and life-long learners.

 

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INUIT ART MAKING

This area will also open unique opportunities to preserve and share Inuit art-making techniques through:

  • Custom tours
  • Outreach programs
  • Online resources
  • Professional development for teachers

OPENING UP THE NORTH TO TEACHERS

Manitoba teachers are looking for exciting ways to teach Canadian history and integrate reconciliation. The WAG Inuit Art Centre will be a crucial and leading edge resource that opens up the North to teachers, helping them engage students with revolutionary technology, collaborative experiences, and hands-on learning guided by guest educators, curators, Elders, storytellers and artists.

RECORD NUMBERS OF STUDENTS

Educators recognize art as a powerful catalyst for dialogue and understanding. This year, they are bringing record numbers of students of all ages through our doors for:

  • Art-making classes
  • Tours of Inuit and Indigenous exhibits
  • Storytelling
  • Hands-on, interactive explorations of tools, toys and traditions

Through virtual connections and increased learning space and programs, the WAG Inuit Art Centre will meet the rising demand for Indigenous-related programming. More than 100,000 students from Manitoba and thousands more across Canada will engage in virtual and live art classes and tours each year—four times the number the WAG can accommodate today.

NO LIMITS

Rural and northern schools will no longer be isolated from exciting learning experiences with virtual field trips to break down barriers.