The Gallery is open 10:30 am to 5:30 pm.

Courses for Children and Youth

The AGO offers an environment that is creative, non-competitive and open-ended, allowing young artists (ages 2-18) the freedom to explore their potential and nurture their self-esteem. New skills and concepts are presented with an engaging and contemporary approach. These courses are enriched by regular visits to the AGO Collection and special exhibition galleries, providing an incredible opportunity for learning and creativity.

Check out our one day workshops and even more family fun programing at the AGO.

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Childrens' Courses

Side by Side

Ages 2–3 with an Adult

Thursdays, 10–11 am
October 11 – November 8
Instructor: Melissa Pauw

Thursdays, 10–11 am
November 15 – December 13
Instructor: Melissa Pauw

Sundays, 10–11 am
October 14 – November 11
Instructor: Melissa Pauw

Sundays, 10–11 am
November 18 – December 16
Instructor: Kimberly Edgar

Members $220 / General Public $255 (5 weeks)

Toddlers with an adult caregiver will focus on fun in a class that combines art with play. Discovery and creative self-expression are encouraged as the class explores various sights, sounds and materials. This class, led by an artist-instructor, helps develop motor skills and sensory awareness through age-appropriate art activities.

All materials included. Meet in the Dr. Anne Tanenbaum Gallery School.

Side by Side

Ages 4-7 with an Adult

Saturdays, 10 am – noon
October 13 – November 10
Instructor: Daphne McCormack

Saturdays, 10 am – noon
November 17 – December 15
Instructor: Daphne McCormack

Sundays, 10 am – noon
October 14 – November 11
Instructor: Kassandra Reich

Sundays, 10 am – noon
November 18 – December 16
Instructor: Kassandra Reich

Members $220 / General Public $255 (5 weeks)

Discover art through a playful and fun process, side by side with your young artist. Parents, grandparents or caregivers and their youngsters will be introduced to a wide range of artmaking materials and techniques while exploring creativity, learning new things, making memories and having tons of fun.

All materials included. Meet in the Dr. Anne Tanenbaum Gallery School.

Drawing Together in the Galleries

Ages 6-7 with an Adult

Sundays, 1 - 3 pm
October 14 – November 12
Instructor: Jessie Jakumeit

Sundays, 1 - 3 pm
November 18 – December 16
Instructor: Kimberly Edgar

Ages 8-10 with an Adult

Saturdays, 10 am – noon
October 13 – November 10
Instructor: Kimberly Edgar

Saturdays, 10 am – noon
November 17 – December 15
Instructor: Jessie Jakumeit

Members $220 / General Public $255 (5 weeks)

There’s no better way to learn to draw than to be surrounded by the incredible art at the AGO. Get inspired by the drawings, prints, paintings and objects all around you! Adult caregivers and children learn new skills and techniques using a variety of sketching tools while visiting the galleries.

All materials are included. Meet in the Dr. Anne Tanenbaum Gallery School.

Intro to Drawing, Painting and Mixed Media

Ages 6-7

Sundays, 10 am – noon
October 14 – December 16
Instructor: Daphne McCormack

Members $390 / General Public $440 (10 weeks)

With the AGO’s amazing collection as inspiration, young artists learn a variety of age-appropriate drawing, painting and mixed media techniques and skills. We take concepts children love to explore – colour, light, form, texture – and build on them, encouraging the exploration of tools and materials both traditional and not so traditional. Classes visit the galleries frequently.

All materials included. Meet in the Dr. Anne Tanenbaum Gallery School.

Intro to Painting

Ages 6-7

Saturdays, 1 – 3 pm
November 17 – December 15
Instructor: Jessie Jakumeit

Ages 8-10

Saturdays, 1 – 3 pm
October 13 – November 10
Instructor: Jessie Jakumeit

Members $220 / General Public $255 (5 weeks)

Young artists are introduced to the wonderful world of painting! Students will explore colour, composition, texture and brushwork while experimenting with a variety of paints, processes and tools.

All materials included. Meet in the Dr. Anne Tanenbaum Gallery School.

Intro to Printmaking

Ages 8-10

Saturdays, 1 – 3 pm
November 17 – December 15
Instructor: Kimberly Edgar

Ages 11–13

Saturdays, 1 – 3 pm
October 13 – November 10
Instructor: Kimberly Edgar

Members $220 / General Public $255 (5 weeks)

Explore the magic of printmaking. Create innovative prints using a variety of techniques and processes, including silk screen, lino-cuts and mono-prints. Experiment with textures and pattern while exploring negative and positive space, colour and more.

All materials included. Meet in the Dr. Anne Tanenbaum Gallery School.

Cartooning

Ages 8–13

Saturdays, 10 am – noon
October 13 – December 15
Instructor: Dave Lapp

Saturdays, 1 – 3 pm
October 13 – December 15
Instructor: TBC

Sundays, 10 am – noon
October 14 – December 16
Instructor: Dave Lapp

Members $390 / General Public $440 (10 weeks)

Students learn the art of drawing, storyboarding and character development, working on projects that can include flip books, trading cards and collaborative comic book anthologies. Have fun while exploring this unique and playful art form.

All materials are included. Meet in Seminar Room 2 in the Weston Family Learning Centre.

Life Drawing

Ages 8–10

Sundays, 1–3 pm
October 14 – December 16
Instructor: Kassandra Reich

Ages 11–13

Sundays, 1–3 pm
October 14 – December 16
Instructor: Janine Lindgren

Members $415 / General Public $465 (10 weeks)
*Includes model fee

Using the AGO Collection as inspiration, students build on their fundamental drawing skills and techniques while experienced artist-instructors address each student’s interest and skill level. Students will work with a combination of still-life and fully clothed life models – and maybe even a friendly pet dog – to explore different drawing techniques, media and materials.

All materials included. Meet in the Dr. Anne Tanenbaum Gallery School.

Special FX

Ages 8–13

Saturdays, 10 am – noon
October 13 – November 10
Instructor: Olia Mishchenko

Members $220 / General Public $255 (5 weeks)

Join us for a fun look into the art of visual effects and illusion, exploring things that change and transform. Class activities include face painting, learning about outsider art and some zombie zaniness.

Sound and Motion

Ages 8–13

Saturdays, 10 am – noon
November 17 – December 15
Instructor: Laura Barrett

Members $220 / General Public $255 (5 weeks)

Join us for a creative adventure into the world of sound and motion. Students create digital and analog sound-based projects, including collaborative soundscapes and large-scale drawings inspired by movement and music.

*Students may be asked to bring their own headphones. All other materials are included. Meet in the Dr. Anne Tanenbaum Gallery School.

Science and Art

Ages 8–13

Sundays, 10 am – noon
October 14 – November 11
Instructor: Jessie Jakumeit

Sundays, 10 am – noon
November 18 – December 16
Instructor: Olia Mishchenko

Members $220 / General Public $255 (5 weeks)

Explore the exciting ways art and science intersect while creating work inspired by the world around us. Students create drawings with pendulums and experiments with light. They examine the plant life in the AGO’s Grange Park and see how science makes its mark in the AGO Collection.


Youth Courses

Youth Studio

Ages 14–18

Saturdays, 1–4 pm
October 13 – December 15
Instructor: Olia Mishchenko

Members $490 / General Public $540 (10 weeks)

Youth Studio is designed for students to build technical skills, explore a creative practice and build a portfolio. It’s an intensive interdisciplinary course with a focus on mixed media and contemporary artistic practice. Students are exposed to new materials, techniques and contemporary artistic practice through gallery visits, discourse and studio activity, while studying with instructors who are practicing artists. Courses are inspired by current exhibitions and the AGO Collection.

All materials are included. Meet in the Dr. Anne Tanenbaum Gallery School.

 

Life Drawing

Ages 14–18

Sundays, 1–3 pm
October 14 – December 16
Instructor: Jason Deary

Members $415 / General Public $465 (10 weeks)
*Includes model fee

Using the AGO Collection as inspiration, students build on their fundamental drawing skills and techniques while experienced artist-instructors address each student’s interests and skill level. Students will work with a combination of still-life and fully clothed life models – and maybe even a friendly pet dog – to explore different drawing techniques, media and materials.

All materials included. Meet in the Dr. Anne Tanenbaum Gallery School.

Street Photography

Ages 14–18

Sundays, 1–3 pm
October 14 – December 16
Instructor: Amanda Arcuri

Members $390 / General Public $440 (10 weeks)

Learn about composition, lighting, setting and storytelling to create compelling images as you hit the streets around the AGO. Capture unique photos of city life as you consider how to shoot details in the urbanscape, including people, buildings, action scenes and urban nature.

Students are require to bring their own digital cameras or smart phones. Meet in Seminar Room 2 in the Weston Family Learning Centre.


 

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Art Education Policies

Policies

Please read the following policies when you prepare your registration to AGO Education courses and camps.

  • Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and is limited to space restrictions.
  • Advance registration is recommended for all programs.
  • Registration is confirmed only upon receipt of payment.
  • All registration is subject to availability.
  • All programs, prices and instructors are subject to change without notice.
  • The AGO has the right to remove students from classes. (remove if they are disruptive).

Withdrawals and Refunds

Adult Courses

  • Payment is due in full at time of registration.
  • Customers who withdraw more than 2 weeks prior to the start of the course will be issued a full refund, minus a $2 service fee.
  • Refunds are available in full 5 days before the start of the first class, minus a $2 service fee and a $30 administration fee.
  • For all courses a withdrawal is allowed before the start of the second class, minus a $2 service fee and an $80 administration fee.
  • Withdrawals after the start of the second class are non-refundable.
  • One day workshops are non-refundable.
  • Absence does not constitute a withdrawal.
  • Courses are not transferable.
  • Withdrawal requests must be done by telephone through the Contact Centre at 416-979-6608.

Children and Youth Courses

  • Payment is due in full at time of registration.
  • Refunds are available in full 5 days before the start of the first class, minus a $30 administration fee.
  • For all courses a withdrawal is allowed before the start of the second class, minus an $80 administration fee.
  • Withdrawals after the start of the second class are non-refundable.
  • One day workshops are non-refundable.
  • Absence does not constitute a withdrawal.
  • Courses are not transferable.
  • Withdrawal requests must be done by telephone through the Contact Centre at 416-979-6608.

Camps

  • Payment is due in full at time of registration.
  • Customers who withdraw more than 2 weeks prior to the start date of your child’s camp program will be issued a full refund, minus the $30 administration fee.
  • Withdrawals within 2 weeks of the start date of your child’s camp program are eligible for a 50% refund minus the $30 administration fee.
  • After the start of your child’s camp program, there are no refunds for cancellations.
  • The above policy also applies to extended care and meal plan purchases.
  • Medical exceptions require a doctor’s note at the time of the request.
  • Absence does not constitute a withdrawal.
  • Withdrawal requests must be done by telephone through the Contact Centre at 416-979-6608.
  • Transfer requests will be considered up to 5 business days prior to the start of your child’s camp program.
  • Transfer requests will be considered based on availability within the desired program, and are subject to a $30 administration fee.
  • Transfer requests must be done by telephone through the Contact Centre at 416-979-6608.

Cancellation of Classes

  • To ensure that we are able to run your preferred classes, we recommend that you enroll at least two weeks prior to the commencement of the program.
  • In the event of course cancellation, registrants will be notified 3 days prior to the scheduled commencement of the course and a full refund will be given.

Weather/ Cancellation Information

  • Please call 416-979-6660 ext. 5954 to confirm classes in the event of inclement weather.
  • Students will not be contacted when the school is closed due to weather.
  • Every effort to provide make-up classes will be made but cannot be guaranteed.
  • Refunds will not be given in these rare cases.

Accessibility

The AGO is committed to providing a welcoming and accessible destination and workplace. We embrace the principles of dignity, independence, integration and equal opportunity to serve our visitors, staff and volunteers, and our community at large.

Read about our Commitment to Accessibility, our Customer Service Policies for visitors with disabilities, and our Multi-Year Accessibility Plan.

Please let us know how we may assist you.

Scents

In consideration of those in the Gallery School who may have allergies and chemical sensitivities, please refrain from wearing cologne, perfume or other scented products.

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