by Gypsy Canuck
Northern city in Ontario Canada, Ontario
February 23, 2003
The Art Gallery of Algoma offers education programmes for public and secondary school students in the Districts School Boards, as well as the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
High School Art
This annual spring exhibition, highlights the talent of secondary school students from the Districts School Boards.
An art based programme of creative play for children 3 to 5 years old accompanied by an adult.
Classes for children ages 6 to 14 are offered throughout the school year in a variety of media, using techniques that allow children to develop their own creative skills.
Summer Art Workshops
Classes fare held for children in a variety of media in week-long,
half-day artmaking sessions.
Workshops are held with visiting and local artists.
Art programmes for community groups with special needs.
AUC & AGA
Algoma University College and the Art Gallery of Algoma have signed an articulation agreement. Both institutes are dedicated to excellence in their respective fields, AUC‚s ongoing commitment to the pursuit of Fine Arts Studies and AGA‚s commitment to its educational mandate. According to the agreement, they jointly commit to create opportunities of mutual benefit based on shared values and goals. This partnership will benefit both institutions, especially students, who will learn in a stimulating creative environment, with the resources of the gallery at hand.
The Art Gallery of Algoma is proud to announce a partnership with the Sault Ste. Marie Museum, The Ermatinger/Clergue Heritage Site, and the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre. This new association has been called 4Culture. Although each organization is totally independent, we have come together to undertake joint marketing efforts, fundraising and educational coordination. Our close proximity to each geographically creates a strong cultural neighbourhood, and with that in mind we have produced Œpassports‚ that can be used by tourists and locals alike. These have been well received by tourist associations in the community, and have strengthened our links to these groups as well.
One of the greatest advantages of 4Culture has been the close liaison between professional staff from each member organization and, the pooling of resources and expertise.
From journal Sault Ste Marie Ontario