Children's Courses and Workshops
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
|Wednesday & Thursday||Saturday||Sunday|
10 am – noon
Side by Side
Side by Side
Intro to Everything
Learning to Draw
Next Steps in Drawing
|10:15 – 11 am||
Adult Drop-In Yoga
|11 am – 12:30 pm||
Caregiver and Babe
Children experiment and play in the studio, exploring a variety of art-making techniques!
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.
Old school is still cool! In this course we celebrate the old school cartooning ways
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.
Sundays, 10:15 am – 11 am
Instructor: Eloisa Slimmon-Weber
Individual Sessions: Members $10 | Public $12
Advanced purchase discount available
Learning to Draw is a course in which students are introduced to the fundamentals of drawing, through projects that are contemporary, engaging and fun.
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.
Meet the AGO's experienced and talented team of Instructors for Children and Youth courses!
We offer parents, grandparents or caregivers the chance to discover art through a playful, fun process, side by side with their young artist