Children's Courses and Workshops
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
Students will learn to make their own paper from pulp. Transform recycled paper, found objects and all kinds of bits into your very own unique piece of paper. Learn this age old but simple technique that you can use for cards and more!
Get your hands messy and explore the wonderful wrold of clay. Explore this classical art material and be inspired by works of art in the AGO's collections.
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.
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!
Spend time as a family nurturing your mind, body and spirit at the AGO. Practice individual and partner postures while relieving tension, creating stability, increasing balance and having fun!
Meet the AGO's experienced and talented team of Instructors for Children and Youth courses!