Courses for Children and Youth

Fall courses on sale now! 

The AGO offers courses and workshops in a fun and supportive environment encouraging young artists (ages 2-18) the freedom to explore their potential, build confidence, and develop artmaking and critical thinking skills. Students have the unique opportunity to learn from Artist Instructors, who are dedicated educators and practicing studio artists. Our approach to art instruction is student led and focuses on traditional and contemporary artmaking techniques and concepts. This learning is supported by strong connections to artwork in the AGO Collection and special exhibitions.

Check out more of our family fun programming at the AGO.

Making Together

Side by Side ONLINE

Ages 2–3 with an Adult

Sundays 9:30am - 10:30am
October 25 - November 15

Sundays 9:30am - 10:30am
November 22 - Dec 13

Instructor: Melissa Pauw

Members $110 / General Public $130 (4 weeks)

Toddlers with an adult caregiver will focus on self-expression and discovery in an online course that combines art with play.  Explore various sights, sounds and materials while your toddler develops motor skills and sensory awareness through age-appropriate art activities and story time too!

This class is programmed for 1 adult and 1 child to take together.  

Students to supply their own materials. Suggested material list will be provided. 

Terms and Conditions of Participation in Online and Outdoor Courses.


Painting Together: Exploring Abstract Art ONLINE

Ages 6 - 10 with an Adult

Sunday November 22 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Sunday November 29 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Sunday December 6 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Sunday December 13 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Instructor: Olia Mishchenko

Members $35 / General Public $50 (1 day)

Join us for a one-day online family workshop where children with an adult caregiver will explore artists and artworks in the AGO Collection and get inspired to create together. This fall, we're exploring the work of Canadian painter K.M Graham and creating abstract paintings full of rhythm and colour.

Students to supply their own materials. Suggested material list will be provided. 

Terms and Conditions of Participation in Online and Outdoor Courses.


Art Education 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


  • Refunds are available in full 5 days before the start of the first class, minus a $15 administration fee.
  • For all courses a withdrawal is allowed before the start of the second class, minus a $50 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 email through the Contact Centre at

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.


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.


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.

Photography, Motion Picture, and Video Consent

Your registration ticket constitutes acknowledgement of willingness to appear in promotional photographs, motion pictures and videos taken in public areas of the Gallery and releases the Art Gallery of Ontario from liability resulting from use of such photographs, motion pictures or videos

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