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Children's Courses and Workshops

Summer courses 2016

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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

Sundays, 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Instructor: Eloisa Slimmon-Weber
Individual Sessions: Members $10 | Public $12
Advanced purchase discount available
Please note that the pricing of Drop-in Yoga programming will increase as of Monday, August 31.

Toddler Arts (Spring 2016)

A toddler's world of infinite discovery is all about exploring materials!

Side by Side 4-7 yrs (Spring 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.

Cartooning (Spring 2016)

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

Drawing, Painting and Mixed Media (Spring 2016)

Working from original works of art, with the AGO’s amazing collection at their fingertips as inspiration, your child will learn about a wide variety of drawing and painting techniques and skills.

Clay Explorations (Spring 2016)

Use your imagination to create fun pieces of art with this versatile material.

Life Drawing for Kids! (Spring 2016)

Using the AGO collections as inspiration, children are introduced to the fundamental skills and techniques of drawing.

Life Drawing for Older Kids! (Spring 2016)

Using our collections and exhibitions as inspiration, children are introduced to the fundamental skills and techniques of drawing.

Caregiver and Babe Yoga and Field Trip (Summer 2016)

Get out of the house and spend some time at the AGO with your babe. Join us for a - 4 week Yoga and Art Fieldtrip through the AGO collections and exhibitions. Enjoy conversation and adult learning in a baby-friendly atmosphere as you do a yoga class with your babe and then stroll the galleries with one of our AGO ambassadors all while your little one sleeps, feeds, and snuggles close to you in their carrier!

Caregiver and Tot Yoga Play and Art Field Trip (Summer 2016)

Get out of the house and spend some time at the AGO with your tot. Enjoy conversation and adult learning in a child-friendly atmosphere with instructor-led music, puppets, playtime and yoga with your tot, then explore the galleries with an age appropriate interactive tour!

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