Special Programs

In addition to ongoing art instruction programs that take place in our building, the Gallery offers a number of other opportunities for members of our communities to engage with the arts. Many of these programs are made possible by the support we receive from organizations and individuals, including those listed below.



Youth Curators

This free program, open to all youth aged 14 to 19 years old, offers access to the world behind the scenes of a gallery.

Participants gain insight in visual arts administration and education, community engagement, and the artistic process through workshops with artists, access to the Gallery’s permanent collection, and opportunities to create exhibitions and events.

This program aims to empower youth to develop their own programming and take action as youth leaders!

Supported by RBC Foundation.

Free, by registration - contact Christina Thomson, Outreach Coordinator, at outreach@beaverbrookartgallery.org.



A is for ART! A partnership with the Fredericton Public Library

Learn the language of art with drawing, painting, and sculpture! Join Gallery staff at the Fredericton Public Library for 6 weeks of artistic discovery.

This full program hosted 15 participants, between the ages 6-12 years.

Outreach highlights


Afterschool Art Enrichment

In 2018, thanks to funding from the Fredericton Community Foundation, we offered free afterschool art enrichment programs at Montgomery Street Elementary School and Priestman Street Elementary School. These schools were selected by the Multicultural Association of Fredericton as ideal schools to host art enrichment programs for newcomer students. School administrators and teachers collaborated on reaching out to families whose children would benefit from creative enrichment but who might not otherwise have access due to financial or transportation concerns. The Art Afterschool program was offered at no charge to students in grades 3, 4, and 5.

Instructors worked together to develop a 6 weeks curriculum inspired by artworks from the Beaverbrook collection. The works were selected to provide a balanced representation of artists and media. Students discovered art and artists through group discussion and investigation of images of artworks and written and drawn responses in sketchbooks. They then explored art making techniques and created their own artworks. By exploring style rather than the subject matter, students were encouraged to engage in independent thinking and decision making, and to create artworks that are significant to them.





Writing on the Walls

The Writing on the Walls program is a partnership between the Beaverbrook Art Gallery and Fredericton’s literary festival, Word Feast.

The goal of the program is to support the development of student literacy skills through creative writing and an increased exposure to fine art. In 2018, 144 Grade 6 students wrote about 10 selected works of art in the collection.

This program continues in fall 2019.


Nashwaaksis School Outreach Program

Thanks to the funding from the Fredericton Community Foundation, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery partnered with Nashwaaksis Memorial School to organize an Art Enrichment workshop program in Spring 2015.


Video: A series of animated shorts created by local students as part of a Beaverbrook Art Gallery school outreach program supported by the Fredericton Community Foundation

Supported by the Fredericton Community Foundation