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Course Schedule Fall 2016

Children and Youth Courses at the AGO – Fall 2016
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Saturday Sunday
Morning

Caregiver and Tot Play & Art Field Trip
October 11 - November 8
November 15 - December 13

Caregiver and Babe Yoga & Art Field Trip
October 12 - November 9
November 16 - Dec 14

Toddler Arts
October 13 - November 10
November 17 - December 15

Caregiver and Tot Play & Art Field Trip
October 13 - November 10
November 17 - December 15

Cartooning
October 15 - December 17

Claymation
October 15 - November 12

Toddler Arts
(Age 2-3)

October 16 - November 13
November 20 - December 18

Side By Side
(Age 4-7)

October 16 - November 13
November 20 - December 18

Cartooning
(Age 8-13)

October 16 - December 18

Drawing Painting and Mixed Media
(Age 5)

October 16 - November 13
November 20 - December 18

Drawing Painting and Mixed Media
(Age 6-7)

October 16 - December 18

Super Stars
(Age 6-7)

October 16 - November 13

Underground Toronto
(Age 8-10)

October 16 - December 18

Afternoon

Stop Motion
November 19 - December 17

ISP
October 15 - December 17
January 14 - March 4

Life Drawing for Kids
(Age 8-10)

October 16 - December 18

Life Drawing for Kids
(Age 11-13)

October 16 - December 18

Life Drawing for Youth
(Age 14-18)

October 16 - December 18

DIY Projects
(Age 8-13)

October 16 - December 18

Kids Yoga
(Age 6-12)

October 16 - November 13 November 20 - December 18

Tie Dye Fun Family Workshop
(Age 6 + Adult Caregiver)

October 23 - 30

Mala Beads Family Workshop
(Age 6+ Adult Caregiver)

November 6

Big & Small: Landscape Painting Family Workshop
(Age 3 + Adult Caregiver)

November 27 - December 4

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

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.

Cartooning (Fall 2016)

Old School is still cool! In this course we celebrate traditional ways of cartooning.

Mala Beads Family Workshop (Fall 2016)

Inspired by the Small Wonders: Gothic Boxwood Miniatures exhibition, participants will each make their own Mala beads that are used in mediation and as reminders of “calmness of spirit”. Craft a bracelet and then take some time at the end of the workshop for a calming yoga session.

Drawing, Painting and Mixed Media (Fall 2016)

Working from original works of art, with the AGO’s amazing collection at their fingertips as inspiration, your child will learn about a wide variety of drawing and painting techniques and skills.

Drawing, Painting and Mixed Media (Fall 2016)

Working from original works of art, with the AGO’s amazing collection at their fingertips as inspiration, your child will learn about a wide variety of drawing and painting techniques and skills.

Life Drawing for Kids! (Fall 2016)

Using the AGO collections as inspiration, children are introduced to the fundamental skills and techniques of drawing.

Life Drawing for Older Kids! (Fall 2016)

Using our collections and exhibitions as inspiration, children are introduced to the fundamental skills and techniques of drawing.

Caregiver and Babe Yoga and Field Trip (Fall 2016)

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. Enjoy conversation and adult learning in a baby-friendly atmosphere as you do a yoga class with your babe and then stroll the galleries with one of our AGO ambassadors all while your little one sleeps, feeds, and snuggles close to you in their carrier!

Caregiver and Tot Yoga Play and Art Field Trip (Fall 2016)

Get out of the house and spend some time at the AGO with your tot. Enjoy conversation and adult learning in a child-friendly atmosphere with instructor-led music, puppets, playtime and yoga with your tot, then explore the galleries with an age appropriate interactive tour!

Kids Yoga (Fall 2016)

Get out of the house and spend some time at the AGO with your tot. Enjoy conversation and adult learning in a child-friendly atmosphere with instructor-led music, puppets, playtime and yoga with your tot, then explore the galleries with an age appropriate interactive tour!

Toddler Arts (2 to 3 years) (Fall 2016)

A toddler’s world of infinite discovery is all about exploring materials! Through a diverse exploration of artmaking materials and art processes, this class encourages creative self-expression, developing fine and gross motor skills and sensory awareness through age-appropriate art activities, together with an adult caregiver. We combine the arts with play, keeping the focus on process and fun.

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