TBA School Programs are participatory, inquiry-based learning sessions offered both virtually and in-person. Led by our Storytellers, each session begins with a tour of one of our Exhibition sites, followed by a workshop and discussion. Designed in consultation with educators, TBA School Programs are curriculum-supportive, interactive sessions offered to elementary and secondary students, K-12, to meet a variety of learning levels.

*NEW* High school and post-secondary school groups can book special in-person Storytelling tours on Fridays.

Register your visit today through the our online booking form. Questions? Send us an email at marykim@torontobiennial.org and programmingandlearning@torontobiennial.org

We invite educators to choose from two options, whether for in-person or virtual sessions:

72 Perth Avenue and Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Toronto Joint Storytelling Session

Combining tours at 72 Perth Avenue and MOCA Toronto, visit several inter-connected artworks including Jeffrey Gibson’s “I AM YOUR RELATIVE,” a multi-purpose installation featuring 15 moveable stages. Students will reflect on their learning in relation to the land and to place-making. In partnership with the Moccasin Identifier, Storytellers will subsequently facilitate an art-making session, where students will have the opportunity to contribute to Carolyn King’s dream of marking moccasins all over Canada. 

Small Arms Inspection Building (SAIB) Storytelling Session

At SAIB, visit artists like Camille Turner, Denyse Thomasos, Dana Prieto, Timothy Yanick Hunter, Derya Akay, and Eric-Paul Riege, who explore and reflect on terms from the curatorial lexicon: material faith, ancestor, archive and inheritance. Students will reflect on their learning in relation to the land and to place-making. In partnership with the Moccasin Identifier, Storytellers will then facilitate an art-making session, where students will have the opportunity to contribute to Carolyn King’s dream of marking moccasins all over Canada. 

On-Site Storytelling Sessions: Visits will run 3 hours in length, including breaks. 

Virtual Storytelling Sessions: Visits will run between 60-90 minutes in length. 

Children participating in educational programming at 2019 Toronto Biennial of Art
Workshop participants engage with Mark Dudiak in the context of Embassy of Imagination + PA System’s Sinaaqpagiaqtuut/The Long-Cut, 2019. Photo by Sue Holland.

Please note:
In-person school visits are available to all students. All visitors are required to wear masks and maintain social distancing regulations indoors.

The safety of all visitors is our top priority, and we will be following the advice of public health authorities to ensure your time at our sites is enjoyable, meaningful, and above all, safe.

Visit our Health and Safety page for the most up-to-date information about our  policies. 

Virtual School Visits are available for all grades.