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Course Schedule Fall 2016

Children and Youth Courses at the AGO – Fall 2016
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Saturday Sunday
Morning

Caregiver and Tot Play & Art Field Trip
October 11 - November 8
November 15 - December 13

Caregiver and Babe Yoga & Art Field Trip
October 12 - November 9
November 16 - Dec 14

Toddler Arts
October 13 - November 10
November 17 - December 15

Caregiver and Tot Play & Art Field Trip
October 13 - November 10
November 17 - December 15

Cartooning
October 15 - December 17

Claymation
October 15 - November 12

Toddler Arts
(Age 2-3)

October 16 - November 13
November 20 - December 18

Side By Side
(Age 4-7)

October 16 - November 13
November 20 - December 18

Cartooning
(Age 8-13)

October 16 - December 18

Drawing Painting and Mixed Media
(Age 5)

October 16 - November 13
November 20 - December 18

Drawing Painting and Mixed Media
(Age 6-7)

October 16 - December 18

Super Stars
(Age 6-7)

October 16 - November 13

Underground Toronto
(Age 8-10)

October 16 - December 18

Afternoon

Stop Motion
November 19 - December 17

ISP
October 15 - December 17
January 14 - March 4

Life Drawing for Kids
(Age 8-10)

October 16 - December 18

Life Drawing for Kids
(Age 11-13)

October 16 - December 18

Life Drawing for Youth
(Age 14-18)

October 16 - December 18

DIY Projects
(Age 8-13)

October 16 - December 18

Kids Yoga
(Age 6-12)

October 16 - November 13 November 20 - December 18

Tie Dye Fun Family Workshop
(Age 6 + Adult Caregiver)

October 23 - 30

Mala Beads Family Workshop
(Age 6+ Adult Caregiver)

November 6

Big & Small: Landscape Painting Family Workshop
(Age 3 + Adult Caregiver)

November 27 - December 4

About Children and Family Courses and Workshops


AGO Children and Family Programs offer an environment that is creative, non-competitive and open-ended, allowing young artists the freedom to explore their own potential and nurture their self-esteem, while building a strong repertoire of techniques and skills. These courses are enriched by regular visits to the galleries and collections of the AGO, providing an exceptional opportunity for learning and creativity.


The philosophy of children’s art classes at the AGO is inquiry based and focuses on an exploration of the creative process. Our courses are driven by the imagination and curiosity of children, with a belief that children’s work is play-based and connected to things that are relevant and meaningful in their lives. We take a multi-media approach that allows for a diversity of art-making processes, techniques and materials. This may at times be a less traditional approach than you may be expecting, with skills and concepts delivered and taught through engaging, contemporary and fun projects.


Class size is limited to keep instructor to student ratios low.

Course Registration Maximums:

Ages 3 mos-6yrs 10 students
Ages 8-13 yrs 15 students

Please note: All orders must be paid in full at the time of booking. A $2 service fee per order applies to all classes, courses, lectures and talks. Children and youth courses must be booked online and may not be booked over the phone.

Drop-in: Yoga for Adults

This class uses traditional Hatha Yoga postures in a sequence of movements that flow naturally from one to the next. This eclectic class will explore variations of sun salutations, standing and seated poses along with body balancing.

Side by Side 4-7 yrs (Fall 2016)

We offer parents, grandparents or caregivers the chance to discover art through a playful and fun process, side by side with their young artist.

Stop Motion (Fall 2016)

Stop Motion is cool! In this course we celebrate traditional ways of Stop Motion.

Underground Toronto (Fall 2016)

They’re cool, dark and mysterious - the underground worlds of the city. Take an imaginary journey through the human pathways, animal tunnels, subway, sewers and alleyways of Toronto we walk over and go into every day. Make maps and mazes; create real or imaginary creatures that live there, their shelters and their tools for living. It’s a weird and otherworldly journey.

Super Stars (Fall 2016)

Explore the night skies, constellations and stars! Inspired by the Mystical Landscapes: Masterpieces from Monet, Van Gogh and more exhibition, projects might include simple sky viewers, constellation books of the fall skies and lots of other sparkly night sky fun!

Tie Dye Fun Family Workshop (Fall 2016)

Practice making samples exploring patterns and techniques, and then create your own beautiful tie dyed t-shirt. *participants must bring a pre-washed white cotton t- shirt for the second week of the workshop.

Cartooning (Fall 2016)

Old School is still cool! In this course we celebrate traditional ways of cartooning.

Mala Beads Family Workshop (Fall 2016)

Inspired by the Small Wonders: Gothic Boxwood Miniatures exhibition, participants will each make their own Mala beads that are used in mediation and as reminders of “calmness of spirit”. Craft a bracelet and then take some time at the end of the workshop for a calming yoga session.

Big and Small Landscape Painting Family Workshop (Fall 2016)

Painting fun for the family! Each participant creates a small landscape that becomes part of a BIG landscape mural. Learn what a landscape is, explore simple painting techniques, materials and colours, and visit the Mystical Landscapes exhibition for painterly inspiration.

Twirlers, Whirlers and Swirlers (Fall 2016)

Make all kinds of things that move, whirly gigs and twirlers, mobiles and pinwheels, swirly objects that dance and spin. It's dizzy fun!

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