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Children and Youth 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 Spring 2017

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

Caregiver and Tot Play & Art Field Trip
Crawlers to 3 yrs.
April 4 - May 2
May 9 – June 6
10 am - 11:30 pm
(5 weeks)

Caregiver and Babe Play & Art Field Trip
3 months to Pre-Crawlers
April 5 - May 3
May 10 – June 7
11 am - 12:30 pm
(CANCELLED)

Toddler Arts
Ages 2-3 yrs
May 11 – June 8
10 - 11 am
(5 weeks)

Caregiver and Babe Play & Art Field Trip
3 months to Pre-Crawlers
April 6 - May 4
May 11 – June 8
11 am - 12:30 pm
(5 weeks)

Cartooning
Ages 8-13 yrs
April 1 – June 17
(no class Apr 15 and May 20)
10 am - 12 pm
(10 weeks)

ISP
Ages 13-18 yrs
April 1 – June 17
(no class Apr 15 and May 20)
1 - 4 pm
(10 weeks)

Claymation and Stop Motion Animation
Ages 8-13 yrs
April 1 – June 17
1 - 3 pm
(CANCELLED)

Toddler Arts
Ages 2-3 yrs
April 2 – May 7
May 14 – June 18
10 - 11 am
(5 weeks)

Side by Side
Ages 4-7 yrs
April 2 – May 7
May 14 – June 18
10 - 11:30 am
(5 weeks)

Cartooning
Ages 8-13 yrs
April 2 - June 18
10 am - 12 pm
(10 weeks)

Sculpture Explorations
Ages 8-13 yrs
April 2 - June 18
10 am - 12 pm
(CANCELLED)

Drawing, Painting and Mixed Media
Ages 6-7 yrs
April 2 - June 18
10 am - 12 pm
(10 weeks)

Painting and Mixed Media
Ages 8-10 yrs
April 2 - June 18
10 am - 12 pm
(CANCELLED)

Life Drawing for Kids
Ages 8-10 yrs
April 2 - June 18
1 - 3 pm
(10 weeks)

Life Drawing for Older Kids
Ages 11-13 yrs
April 2 - June 18
1 - 3 pm
(10 weeks)

Life Drawing for Youth
Ages 13-18 yrs
April 2 - June 18
1 - 3 pm
(10 weeks)

Paper Gardens
Grown-ups and kids - ages 3+ welcome
April 23 and 30
1 - 3 pm
(2 weeks)

Bones and Stones
Grown-ups and kids - ages 6+ welcome
May 7 and 14
1 - 3 pm
(2 weeks)

Mala Beads
Grown-ups and kids - ages 6+ welcome
May 28
1 - 3 pm

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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