Welcome to the Varley Art Gallery of Markham Education Programs. Our mandate is to provide a positive gallery experience and a quality visual art education. We have broadened our programs to offer a wide range of subject matter and art activities to suit all ages. The new programs are directly related to the Ontario Visual Art Curriculum and present teachers with solutions to completing the required area of study.
Varley's Education Programs offer you the choice of either In-House Studio Programs or our Outreach programs that bring an artist into your school. Both education programs are specially designed to encourage creativity and self-expression in your students' young minds.
School programs are offered Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 12:00 noon or 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Times may be adjusted upon request to accommodate your class. For Outreach Programs, we fit your class around your classroom schedule.
The Varley Art Gallery is located on Historic Main Street, Unionville, in the City of Markham and features work by regional and national artists with a special focus on the art of Frederick Horsman Varley (1881-1969), a founding member of the Group of Seven and one of the most celebrated portrait artists in Canada. Teachers are welcome at the Gallery free of charge, so drop in as often as you like and enjoy our frequently changing exhibitions.
For more information, please call the Education Coordinator at 905-477-9511 ext. 3274 or email email@example.com it is advised to provide at least 2-4 weeks advance notice to your desired program date, when making a booking.