Educators & Students

Aspiring Artists Portfolio Workshops

October 13, 20 and 27, 2018 | 1-3pm | Age: 14-20
$80 for 3 Workshops | Pre-registration required

Prepare yourself for a future in art—both mentally and through the quality and type of work you produce.

Skill Level
We welcome students of any skills level, though students must have plans or a desire to study art at a post-secondary level, pursue an artistic career, gallery exhibitions or arts based scholarships or grants

Registration closes October 9th, 2018

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Workshop #1
Portfolio basics such as your use of light, perspective, texture and tone as well as tips for diversifying your sketchbook, artist statements and what to include in your portfolio. As well as a glimpse into best practices for naming your artworks.

Workshop #2
Life drawing, still life drawing, architectural drawing, figure drawing as well as how to organize your portfolio and sketchbooks in order to stay on top of things.

Workshop #3
Will focus on how to promote yourself as an artist, gain confidence to “knock on doors” all while keeping your art true to yourself.

*Students are encouraged to bring their artworks and sketchbooks for feedback.

HOW TO BOOK A FIELD TRIP

Please give us 3 weeks advance notice to book a field trip.

Fill out a Field Trip Request Form and we will contact you to confirm the date and details of your visit.

Use our printable resources to prepare your students or group for a visit to The Reach

 

FAQ

CONTEMPORARY ART FIELD TRIPS

Tour & Try based on Tales Untold Exhibition
Tues – Fri | Beginning at 10:30 am

Tour – $3/child | Tour & Try – $5/child

Contemporary Art field trips focus on visual literacy skills. Field trips are designed to make connections to the new BC Curriculum. Educators can book a one-hour, docent-led tour ($3 per child) or a two-hour, Tour & Try ($5 per child).

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The Tour & Try includes a hands-on activity for students that gives them a chance to explore their own creativity. Both experiences use Visual Thinking Strategies to encourage students to construct meaning based on their observations. Exhibitions change every 3 to 4 months so be sure to check out our Current or Upcoming Exhibitions before you book your trip. Fill out a Field Trip Request Form and we will contact you to confirm the date and details of your visit.

LOCAL HERITAGE FIELD TRIPS

Tues – Fri | Beginning at 10:30am

Tour – $3/child | Tour & Try – $5/child

Local Heritage field trips take place in the Voices of the Valley exhibition. The exhibition includes the history of First Nations, Survey and Settlement, Forestry, Brickmaking, Sumas Drainage, Agriculture, Transportation and Economy in Abbotsford. Educators can book a one-hour, docent-led tour ($3 per child) or a two-hour, Tour & Try ($5 per child). The Tour & Try includes a hands-on activity for students that gives them a chance to reflect on their museum experience. Fill out a Field Trip Request Form and we will contact you to confirm the date and details of your visit.

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Local Heritage field trips use Historical Thinking Concepts to encourage students to use primary resources and to develop historical literacy. Both experiences use Visual Thinking Strategies to encourage students to construct meaning based on their observations.

Educators can choose from three modules:
The Draining of Sumas Lake
Voices of the Valley: The History of Abbotsford
Salmon: A Stó:lō Story (COMING SOON!)

FRASER VALLEY REGIONAL HERITAGE FAIR

If you plan to participate in this year’s Regional Heritage Fair, please complete the attached School Participation Form and submit it to the Heritage Fair Coordinator, Kris Foulds, by January 18th, 2019.

Schools participating should plan to hold their school fair before March 31st to select students to participate at the Regional level.

Why you should get involved

The BC Heritage Fairs Society provides resources to assist you: BC HERITAGE FAIRS SOCIETY

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The BC Heritage Fairs WEBSITE: provides teacher and student resources to assist you and the Heritage Fair ALUMNI WEBSITE:  provides a wealth of tips and tricks from seasoned Heritage Fair participants to help students with every aspect of developing a Heritage Fair project!

Here’s a link to 7 STEPS TO A POWERFUL HERITAGE FAIR PROJECT, created by the BC Heritage Fairs Society with contributions from The Critical Thinking Consortium; it’s full of valuable information.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Kris Foulds, or 604-864-8087 ext 122

SCHOOL PARTICIPATION FORM

FVRHF PROJECT REGISTRATION FORMS

JUDGE ONLINE SIGN UP

HERITAGE FAIR MANUAL

Submit Forms Via Email Here

2019 FVRHF Program – TBA

Online Resources

Historical Thinking packages Voices of the Valley:

Student package 

Teacher package