In person educational programs at the Varley Art Gallery remain suspended.
The Varley Art Gallery continues to provide free, live, virtual education workshops aimed at primary school children (Grades K-8). See the Virtual Education Program drop down menu below for the current Virtual Education Brochure as it becomes available.
We also offer easy access to select recordings of our past education workhops. See the Virtual Education Recordings drop down menu below for a list of available workshops and related links, organized by grade level.
The Varley Art Gallery of Markham’s virtual education programs are made possible through the generous support of the Varley-McKay Art Foundation of Markham and TD Bank Group.
workshops scheduled for November 8 and 9 are postponed. ART+ The Colours of Camouflage has been rescheduled for December 6 and 7. We appreciate your patience and invite you to watch some of our recorded workshops linked below.
Explore our virtual programs today!
In our hands-on virtual ART+ workshops, our instructors will show students how to draw step by step, while also introducing them to new artistic skills, terminology, and concepts.
Click the links below for more details and to register.
The Varley Art Gallery has been inspiring visitors for 21 years. Numerous elementary and high school students have come to experience art and education through the programs run by the Varley Art Gallery's education department. This coming school year, we are pleased to announce that through the support of the Varley-McKay Art Foundation of Markham, the William J. Withrow School Visits Bursary program will enable more students to visit the Varley Art Gallery by subsidizing the cost of busing transportation. These students will receive guided gallery tours and hands-on learning through the programs led by the Varley Art Gallery's experienced team of educators.
Non-tuition school or organization
Located in York Region
Consist of 60 plus participants
Group consist primarily of self-identified minority participants
The Wallace Joyce Scholarship is a $1,000 bursary created to support students from York Region pursuing their studies in an art-related field at a post-secondary level.
Mr. Wallace Joyce touched the lives of countless people in Markham. He was a champion of the arts and supported many organizations throughout his life. The Varley-McKay Art Foundation of Markham celebrates Wallace Joyce's contribution through an award offered to any graduating high school student in York Region pursuing their studies in an art-related field at a post-secondary level.
New Deadline: March 31, 2023
Graduating York Region high school student
Pursuing art-related studies at a post-secondary level
Click the link below for the 2023 Application Package.