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Children's 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.

Children and Youth Courses Schedule Winter 2017

Children and Youth Courses at the AGO – Winter 2017
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Saturday Sunday

Caregiver and Tot Play & Art Field Trip
Crawlers to 3 yrs
January 17 – February 7
February 14 – March 7
10 - 11:30 am
(4 weeks)

Caregiver and Babe Play & Art Field Trip
3 months to Pre-Crawlers
January 18 – February 8
February 15 – March 8
11 am - 12:30 pm
(4 weeks)

Toddler Arts
Ages 2-3 yrs
January 19 – February 9
February 16 – March 9
10 - 11 am
(4 weeks)

Caregiver and Babe Play & Art Field Trip
3 months to Pre-Crawlers
January 19 – February 9
February 16 – March 9
11 am - 12:30 pm
(4 weeks)

Cartooning
Ages 8-13 yrs
January 14 – March 4
10 am - 12 pm
(8 weeks)

ISP
Ages 13-18 yrs
January 14 – March 4
1 - 4 pm
(8 weeks)

Claymation
Ages 8-13 yrs
January 14 – February 4
1 - 3 pm
(4 weeks)

Stop Motion
Ages 8-13 yrs
February 11 – March 4
1 - 3 pm
(4 weeks)

Family Workshop:
Snowy Day

Grown-ups and
kids ages 3+
January 21 and 28
1 - 3 pm

Family Workshop:
Animal Planet

Grown-ups and
kids ages 6+
February 4 and 11
1 - 3 pm

Toddler Arts
Ages 2-3 yrs
January 15 – February 5
February 12 – March 5
10 - 11 am
(4 weeks)

Side by Side
Ages 4-7 yrs
January 15 – February 5
February 12 – March 5
10 - 11:30 am
(4 weeks)

Cartooning
Ages 8-13 yrs
January 15 – March 5
10 am - 12 pm
(8 weeks)

Drawing, Painting and Mixed Media
Ages 6-7 yrs
January 15 – March 5
10 am - 12 pm
(8 weeks)

Drawing and Painting
Ages 8-10 yrs
January 15 – March 5
10 am - 12 pm
(8 weeks)

Astronomy Inspired Art-Making
Ages 8-10 yrs
January 15 – March 5
10 am - 12 pm
(8 weeks)

Life Drawing for Kids
Ages 8-10 yrs
January 15 – March 5
1 - 3 pm
(8 weeks)

Life Drawing for Older Kids
Ages 11-13 yrs
January 15 – March 5
1 - 3 pm
(8 weeks)

Life Drawing for Youth
Ages 13-18 yrs
January 15 – March 5
1 - 3 pm
(8 weeks)

For Adult Courses, click here


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.

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