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Not your average art workshop

Calling all seniors! This AGO workshop is your chance to see inspiring art, make friends and create your own masterpiece.

Seniors Program

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Visits to the AGO are the perfect day trip for every member of the family, especially for those enjoying the freedom of retirement! Starting this fall, our Seniors Social offers an exclusive chance to not only tour the amazing works in the Gallery, but also to meet others who share a passion for the arts and for artmaking.

These monthly three-hour sessions include a number of activities – keeping things interesting from your arrival to your departure. Starting with a meet-and-greet with refreshments, participants have the chance to get acquainted and prepared for the rest of the session.

Next, it’s time for a special group tour of the AGO Collection with one of our knowledgeable Education Officers. With insightful tidbits to jump-start the conversation, the tour introduces participants to a compelling work of art, inviting you to share your thoughts with others.

Following the tour, participants head back to the Dr. Anne Tanenbaum Gallery School for an exclusive and relaxing lesson in artmaking. Each month’s session covers a different discipline including painting, sculpture, drawing, pastel and more, focusing on beginner-level, practical techniques. The best part? Participants can bring their masterpieces home. And the fact that each art lesson covers a different topic is all the more reason to come back each month!

If you love art, are enjoying your retirement years and are interested in meeting other art lovers like yourself, then the Seniors Social is for you! Enrolment is open now, with workshops taking place the second Friday of every month. The next session is Friday, December 13 from 1 to 4 pm.

Admission to the AGO Collection and all special exhibitions is always free for AGO Members, and AGO Annual Pass holders.

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