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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

Life Drawing for Kids 8-10 yrs (Winter 2015)

Kids are introduced to the fundamentals of drawing and will explore concepts such as line and contour, perspective and proportion, shadow and shading.

Manga Comic Book Art for kids (Winter 2015)

Learn cool manga drawing techniques through artwork and fun-filled comic book storytelling. Create a Yo-kai monster inspired comic page, dioramas and fantastic creatures.

Pet Portraits for Grown-ups and kids 6-12 yrs (Winter 2015)

Explore our Kids Gallery then learn to draw your beloved dogs, cats and other pets through simple techniques of pet portraiture.

Caregiver and Babe Yoga and Art Field Trip - ages 3 months to pre-crawlers (Winter 2015)

Get out of the house and spend some time at the AGO with your babe. Join us for a 4 week Yoga and Gallery Tour through the AGO collections and exhibitions.

Caregiver and Tot Yoga Play and Art Field Trip (Winter 2015)

Spend some time at the AGO with your tot and learn and play together. Join us for a 4 week Yoga and Gallery Tour through the AGO collections and exhibitions.

Cut and Paste for Grown-ups and kids (Winter 2015)

A workshop full of collage mash up fun. Take a tour of the exhibition with our AGO instructors, then using his work and 80’s culture as inspiration, create your own collages in the style of Basquait.

Drawing and Mixed Media (Winter 2015)

In this course, we explore materials galore. Construct, paint, invent, and create stuff using your imagination as your guide

Painting and Mixed Media (Winter 2015)

Kids will learn about a wide variety of painting techniques and skills, and explore the concepts of colour, light, form, texture.

Life Drawing for Older Kids 11-13 yrs (Winter 2015)

Kids are introduced to the fundamentals of drawing and will explore concepts such as line and contour, perspective and proportion, shadow and shading.

Side by Side - Little Kids 4-6 yrs (Winter 2015)

Discover art through a playful and fun process, side by side with their young artist - it’s all about making connections, being together and loving art!

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