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About Children and Family Courses and Workshops

AGO Children and Family Programs create an environment that is creative, non-competitive and open-ended, allowing young artist’s the freedom to explore their own potential and nurture their self-esteem, while building a strong repertoire of techniques and skills. These courses and workshops are further 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 be a less traditional approach than you may be expecting, with skills and concepts being delivered and taught through engaging, contemporary and fun projects.

Children's Courses Spring 2014

Children's Courses at the AGO - Spring 2014
Wednesday & Thursday Saturday Sunday
10 am – noon
(Gallery School)

Side by Side
4-6 yrs
Session 1: Mar 29 – May 3 (5 wks)
Session 2: May 10 – Jun 14 (5 wks)
NO Class April 19/May 17

Indie Cartooning
8-13 yrs
Mar 29 – June 14 (10 wks)
NO Class April 19/May 17

Side by Side
4-6 yrs
Session 1: Mar 30 – May 4 (5 wks)
Session 2: May 11 – Jun 15 (5 wks)
NO class Apr 20/May 18

Indie Cartooning
8-13 yrs
Mar 30 – June 15 (10 wks)
NO class Apr 20/May 18

Intro to Everything
6-9 yrs
Mar 30 – June 15 (10 wks)
NO class Apr 20/May 18

Animal Inspirations
8-13 yrs
Mar 30 – June 15(10 wks)
NO Class April 20/May 18

Learning to Draw
6-9 yrs
Mar 30 – June 15 (10 wks)
NO class Apr 20/May 18

Next Steps in Drawing
6-9 yrs
Mar 30 – June 15 (10 wks)
NO class Apr 20/May 18

iPad art
8-13 yrs
Mar 30 – June 15 (10 wks)
NO class Apr 20/May 18

10:15 – 11 am

Adult Drop-In Yoga
NO Class April 20/May 18

11 am – 12:30 pm

Caregiver and Babe
Yoga and Art Fieldtrip:

3 months to 3 years

Wednesdays
Session 1: April 9 – May 7 (5 wks)
Session 2: May 14 – June 11 (5 wks)

Thursdays
Session 1: April 10 – May 8 ( 5 wks)
Session 2: May 15 – June 5 (5 wks)

iPad Art 8-13 yrs (Spring 2014)

Your child will have fun making art with a focus on creativity and play, using one of our class iPads.

Intro to Everything 6-9 yrs (Spring 2014)

Children experiment and play in the studio, exploring a variety of art-making techniques!

Next Steps in Drawing 6-9 yrs (Spring 2014)

For students who have either done some drawing or taken a previous course in drawing and who wants to further expand their knowledge and skill.

Indie Cartooning (Spring 2014)

Old school is still cool! In this course we celebrate the old school cartooning ways

Caregiver and Babe Yoga and Art Field Trip - 3 months to 3 years (Spring 2014, Two 5 week sessions)

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.

Drop-in: Yoga for Adults

Sundays, 10:15 am – 11 am Instructor: Eloisa Slimmon-Weber Individual Sessions: Members $9 | Public $10
10 Sessions advanced purchase: Members $90 | Public $100

Learning to Draw 6-9 (Spring 2014)

Learning to Draw is a course in which students are introduced to the fundamentals of drawing, through projects that are contemporary, engaging and fun.

Animal Inspirations 8-13 yrs (Spring 2014)

Do you love animals? In the AGO collections, animals are everywhere. In this course, we find inspiration in Inuit Art and the art of Kenojuak Ashevak, in the art of the Group of Seven, in the African collections, and will explore all kinds of art-making including sculpture, printmaking and more.

Our Instructors

Meet the AGO's experienced and talented team of Instructors for Children and Youth courses!

Drop-in: Yoga (Winter 2013)

Sundays until March 3, 10:15 am – 11 am Instructor: Eloisa Slimmon-Weber Individual Sessions: Members $9 | Public $10
8 Sessions advanced purchase: Members $65 | Public $75

Side by Side - Little Kids (Spring 2014, two 5 week sessions)

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

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