AGO Makes: Virtual Seniors Social

AGO launches Virtual Seniors Social, connecting with older adults through videos showcasing art, conversation, and artmaking:


Senior Social - PAST VIDEOS

PAST EVENTS

Workshops
Seniors Social: Brian Jungen, Willie Cole, and Found Objects Sculpture
Wednesday, October 13, 2:15 pm

(PLEASE NOTE: There is a 15 min delay to the start of this program, and the new start time will be approx 2:15pm)

Make new art connections and spark conversations! Join us for our free virtual Seniors Social program, a…

Workshops
Seniors Social: David Blackwood, Kenojuak Ashevak and Printmaking
Wednesday, September 8, 2pm

Make new art connections and spark conversations! Join us for our free virtual Seniors Social program, a live biweekly series for older adults that combines conversations with art and artmaking. The AGO believes providing opportunities to experience art and…

Workshops
Seniors Social: Wardell Milan and Bonnie Devine
Wednesday, July 28, 2 pm

Make new art connections and spark conversations! If you are an older adult, join us for our virtual Seniors Social program, a live biweekly series that combines conversations with art and art making.The AGO believes that providing opportunities to experience art and art making increases wellbeing.

In this session we will look at two works of art, one by Wardell Milan and another by Bonnie Devine. Both are important contemporary artists whose aesthetically…

Workshops
Seniors Social: Emily Carr
Wednesday, July 14, 2 pm

Make new art connections and spark conversations! If you are an older adult, join us for our virtual Seniors Social program, a live biweekly series that combines conversations with art and art making.The AGO believes that providing opportunities to experience art and art making increases wellbeing.

For this session we will take a deep dive into the work and life of Emily Carr. She worked in many styles and found inspiration primarily from the Indigenous communities of Haida Gwaii; and from the Ocean and trees in British…

Workshops
Seniors Social: John William Waterhouse
Wednesday, June 30, 2 pm

Make new art connections and spark conversations! If you are an older adult, join us for our free virtual Seniors Social program, a live biweekly series that combines conversations with art and art making.The AGO believes that providing opportunities to experience art and art making increases wellbeing.

In this portrait by John William Waterhouse, he depicts the Lady of Shalott (the heroine of Lord Tennyson's tragic poem) in a key moment of the narrative where she's about to break free from a…

Workshops
Seniors Social: Karoo Ashevak and Annie Pootoogook
Wednesday, June 16, 2 pm

Make new art connections and spark conversations! If you are an older adult, join us for our virtual Seniors Social program, a live weekly series that combines conversations with art and art making. The AGO believes that providing opportunities to experience art and art making increases wellbeing.

In this session we'll take a close look at work by two extraordinary Inuit artists: Karoo Ashevak and Annie Pootoogook. Though their styles are vastly different,…

Workshops
Seniors Social: Jan Albertsz Rotius and William Kurelek
Wednesday, June 2, 2 pm

Make new art connections and spark conversations! If you are an older adult, join us for our virtual Seniors Social program, a live weekly series that combines conversations with art and art making. The AGO believes that providing opportunities to experience art and art making increases wellbeing.

In this session we will explore ideas of childhood memories through portraiture. We tend to romanticize childhood, but for some of us it wasn't simply carefree—instead it was riddled…

Workshops
Seniors Social: Jeff Thomas Portraits
Wednesday, May 19, 2 pm

Make new art connections and spark conversations! If you are an older adult, join us for the virtual Seniors Social Program, a biweekly series that combines conversations with art and artmaking. The AGO believes that providing opportunities to experience art and artmaking increases well-being.

This portrait that is the first in a series Jeff Thomas took of his son, Bear. It captures a young boy and a city on the precipice of great change. In this session we will use portraiture to explore how we and…

Workshops
Seniors Social: James Tissot
Wednesday, May 5, 2 pm

Make new art connections and spark conversations! If you are an older adult, join us for the virtual Seniors Social Program, a biweekly series that combines conversations with art and artmaking. The AGO believes that providing opportunities to experience art and artmaking increases well-being.

We will explore a portrait of The Shop Girl by James Tissot. Tissot was part of the "realist" movement in 19th century France which sought to focus on the here and now. This past year has been challenging for many of us…

Workshops
Seniors Social: Marks and Textures
Friday, March 19, 11 am

Make new art connections and spark conversations! If you are an older adult, join us for the virtual Seniors Social program, a monthly series that combines conversations with art and art making. The AGO believes that providing opportunities to experience art and art making increases wellbeing.  

Workshops
Seniors Social: Line Drawings
Friday, February 19, 11 am

Make new art connections and spark conversations! If you are an older adult, join us for the virtual Seniors Social program, a monthly series that combines conversations with art and art making.The AGO believes that providing opportunities to experience art and art making increases wellbeing. 

We discuss …

Workshops
Seniors Social: Hard Edge Style
Friday, January 15, 11 am

Make new art connections and spark conversations! If you are an older adult, join us for the virtual Seniors Social Program, a monthly series that combines conversations with art and art making.The AGO believes that providing opportunities to experience art and art making increases wellbeing. 

Rita…

PAST VIDEOS

Marks and Textures

Multidisciplinary artist Gerald Gladstone’s Galaxy paintings are a fabulous way to explore mark making and texture with geometric shapes and dissected lines. Using either a pen, sharpie, pencil or chalk we will explore the nature of overlapping forms and lines.

Line Drawings

In this program, we discuss Bertram Charles Binning's nautical world, looking at his representations of riggings and lines on sailing ships. Binning's artistic practice was inspired by his everyday encounters. Known as an excellent draughtsman, he recorded his experiences in intricate line drawings.

Painting with tones

In this program, we will explore artwork by Mary Wrinch. Wrinch was a prominent figure in the early Toronto art scene and was among the first women in the city to make a living from her art.

Drawing a still life with Shadows

In this program we will explore cultivated gardens, picked flowers and two of the first women to achieve success as professional artists in Canada, Mary Hiester Reid and Helen Galloway McNicoll.


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