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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

Caregiver and Babe Yoga and Art Field Trip (Spring)

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

Drop-in: Yoga for Adults

Sundays, 10:15 am – 11:15 am Instructor: Eloisa Slimmon-Weber Individual Sessions: Members $10 | Public $12
Advanced purchase discount available

Family Yoga - Grown ups and kids 3-8 yrs (Spring)

Take time out as a family to cherish and nurture your mind, body and spirit while exploring the joys of yoga set in the galleries at the AGO!

Our Instructors

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

Side by Side - Little Kids 4-6 yrs (Spring)

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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