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 programming at the AGO.

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Making Together

Side by Side

Ages 2–3 with an Adult

Thursdays, 10 – 11 am
October 3 - 31
Instructor: Melissa Pauw

Thursdays, 10 – 11 am
November 7 - December 5
Instructor: Melissa Pauw

Sundays, 10 – 11 am
September 29 - November 3 (No class Sunday October 13)
Instructor: Melissa Pauw

Sundays, 10 – 11 am
November 17 - December 15
Instructor: Melissa Pauw

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

Toddlers with an adult caregiver will focus on self-expression and discovery in a class 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. 

This class is for 1 child and 1 adult. All materials are included. Meet in the Dr. Anne Tanenbaum Gallery School.

Side by Side

Ages 4–6 with an Adult

Saturdays, 10 am – noon
September 28 - November 9 (No class Saturday October 12 & 26)
Instructor: Daphne McCormack

Saturdays, 10 am – noon
November 16 - December 14
Instructor: Daphne McCormack

Sundays, 10 am – noon
September 29 - November 3 (No class Sunday October 13)
Instructor: Belinda Ageda

Sundays, 10 am – noon
November 17 - December 15
Instructor: Belinda Ageda

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

Discover art while exploring creativity and having fun, alongside your young artist. Children with an adult caregiver will be introduced to a wide range of artmaking materials and techniques by working on individual and shared projects.

This class is for 1 child and 1 adult. All materials are included. Meet in the Dr. Anne Tanenbaum Gallery School.

Drawing Together in the Galleries

Ages 6–10 with an Adult

Sundays, 10 am – noon
September 29 - November 3 (No class Sunday October 13)
Instructor: Daphne McCormack

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

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 and 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.

This class is for 1 child and 1 adult. All materials are included. Meet in the Dr. Anne Tanenbaum Gallery School.

Sculpting Together: Exploring Henry Moore

Ages 6–10 with an Adult

Saturday, 1 – 4 pm
October 5
Instructor: Laura Barrett

Saturday, 1 – 4 pm
October 19
Instructor: Laura Barrett

Saturday, 1 – 4 pm
November 2
Instructor: Laura Barrett

Saturday, 1 – 4 pm
November 9
Instructor: Laura Barrett

Members $40 / General Public $55 (1 day)

Join us for our 1 day family workshops where children with an adult caregiver will explore artists and artworks in our collection and get inspired to create back in the studio. This fall we're exploring the work of Henry Moore and making sculptures together in the studio.

This class is for 1 child and 1 adult to attend together.  All materials are provided. Meet in the Dr. Anne Tanenbaum Gallery School.

Painting Together: Exploring Group of Seven

Ages 6–10 with an Adult

Saturday, 1 – 4 pm
November 23
Instructor: Daphne McCormack

Saturday, 1 – 4 pm
November 30
Instructor: Daphne McCormack

Saturday, 1 – 4 pm
December 7
Instructor: Daphne McCormack

Saturday, 1 – 4 pm
December 14
Instructor: Daphne McCormack

Members $40 / General Public $55 (1 day)

Join us for our 1 day family workshops where children with an adult caregiver will explore artists and artworks in our collection and get inspired to create back in the studio. This fall we're exploring the work of Group of Seven and painting together in the studio.

This class is for 1 child and 1 adult to attend together.  All materials are provided. Meet in the Dr. Anne Tanenbaum Gallery School.




 

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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 4 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 4 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.

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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