• School Arts Programs in Okotoks

Education Programs

Education Programs are curriculum-based and designed for various grade levels during the school year. Most run 1.5 to 2 hours and are available for area schools and home school groups. Fees are $75 per group (plus GST), maximum 25 students. 

Contact the Education Program Specialist for further information: culture@okotoks.ca

Booking a Program

Programs must be booked at least two weeks in advance.

The Okotoks Elks Club Education Access Fund 

The Okotoks Elks Club has generously partnered with the Town of Okotoks, Culture and Heritage, to support our education programs. 

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with The Okotoks Elks Club. A program/busing fee subsidy is available on a first-come, first-serve basis to all schools and home school groups in this area. Thank you to The Okotoks Elks Club for their support and investment in education in Okotoks.

For further information, please contact the Education Program Specialist at 403.938.8969 or culture@okotoks.ca

View the Education Programs Brochure
Programs at the Okotoks Art Gallery
Art Programs By Grade

Art Gallery programs connect gallery exhibitions with art education concepts in elementary, junior high and high school and include curriculum connections in English Language Arts, Fine Art, Social Studies and sometimes Science. Exhibitions change every 5 - 6 weeks. ALL PROGRAMS include a tour of the Gallery plus a hands-on component in the art studio. Exhibitions change approximately every 5 to 6 weeks. Programs are 1.5 hours in length. Please contact the Education Program Specialist to request an Education Programs brochure.

Note: There is no fee to bring your class or group for a self-guided tour of any exhibition, but calling to book ahead is advised.

  • Grade K-1 - Exploring Lines, Shapes, and Colour

  • Grade K-2 - The Expressive Language of Art

  • Grade 2-3 - The Material World Transformed

  • Grade 4-6 - Once More with Feeling

  • Grade 4-9 - Visual Storytelling

  • Grade 10-12 - Art and Context

Programs at the Okotoks Museum and Archives

We thank the Okotoks & District Historical Society for their generous support of our Museum education programs. 

Programs By Grade

Museum programs focus on the history of Okotoks and area including grades K to 5 curriculum connections in Social Studies, English Language Arts, Fine Art, and some Science. ALL PROGRAMS include a tour of the museum plus hands-on activities.

  • K to Grade One - Okotoks, My Community
  • Grade Two - Okotoks, A Prairie Community
  • Grade Three - Prairie Farm Family and Quality of Life
  • Grades Four/Five - Okotoks: The Land, Histories & Stories
  • Grades Four/Five - Okotoks Heroes
Programs for all Grades
General interest programs for all program include:
  • Heritage Walking Tour - runs 1.5 to 2 hours and may include a museum tour
  • Toys Over Time
  • Life of a Pioneer Wife
  • From Rivers to Rocks: Significant Landmarks in My Community
Seasonal Programs

We also offer a couple popular season programs including:

  • Halloween Hi Jinks – History of Halloween in Okotoks
  • Pioneer Christmas – K through Grade 3 and Grades 4 through 6
In-School Programs

We come to you! A number of Museum and Gallery programs have been adapted for in-school sessions. Programs include a presentation followed by a hands-on activity. 

Travel fee (for schools outside of Okotoks town limits): $0.56/ km

Note: No subsidies are available for outreach programs.

Programs available:

  • Grade K-6: What is Abstract Art? | 2 hrs
  • Grade K-6: Painting Picasso | Two-part program 4 hrs
  • Grade K-12: Prairie Promises: Landscapes of Alberta | 2 hrs
  • Grade 3: The Woven ARt of Tunisia, Peru & the Ukraine | 2 hrs
  • Grade 3:  Prairie Farm Families and Quality of Life | 1.5 hrs
  • Grade 4 / 5: Okotoks Heroes | 1.5 hrs       
  • Toys Over Time | 1.5 hrs
  • Grade K-6: Pioneer Women | 1.5 hrs

See the Education Programs Brochure for details on each program. 

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OAG - Okotoks Art Gallery
Sun - Mon: Closed
Tue - Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed Sundays, Mondays and stat holidays.
Okotoks Museum & Archives
Sun - Mon: Closed
Tue - Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Holidays: Closed
OAG - Okotoks Art Gallery

Okotoks Art Gallery

Sun - Mon: Closed
Tue - Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Closed Sundays, Mondays and stat holidays.
Okotoks Museum & Archives


Holidays: Closed