Visitors in the Print and Drawing Study Centre

Marvin Gelber Print and Drawing Study Centre. Photo: AGO.


Did you know that there are more than 100,000 artworks in the AGO Collection? Now’s your chance to get a closer look at pieces held in the AGO Marvin Gelber Print & Drawing Study Centre. In this online course, the works are selected by your instructor, and curators of prints & drawings, to emulate specific drawing techniques by the masters.

Every season, we offer projects inspired by artworks in the AGO Collection, including new acquisitions as well as special exhibitions where indicated. Instructors also develop personalized approaches to their teaching techniques focused on student interests and needs. Students are encouraged to discuss their learning goals with their instructor.

Terms and Conditions of Participation in Online Courses.

Please review the Terms and Condition for course experience optimization. 

Participants must be 18 or older.

Students to supply their own materials. 

To get the most from this course, we suggest you take Introduction to Drawing first.           

Some suggested retailers for purchasing your art materials:

Aboveground Art Supplies (discount code: AGOSTUDENT10), Curry’s, DeSerres, Gwartzman’s, Michaels, or any other art supply or discount craft store.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis delays are very possible. Our Instructor’s will do their best to accommodate alternative materials whenever possible. 

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Thursdays, - | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm (4 weeks)


Week 1: Highlights. Images that represent the collection in the Print and Drawing Study Centre.

Week 2: Landscapes. Landscape images from Canada and elsewhere.

Week 3: Social Justice. Highlighting Kollwitz, Goya and Daumier, we will look at the many ways in which printmaking is used to communicate political messages.

Week 4: Portraits. Artworks in watercolour, lithography, etching, charcoal etc.

Each week we will have a slideshow of artworks and work on various drawing techniques with the master images as our subjects.


  • 4 Pencil gradations: H, HB, 3B, 6B
  • Erasers - white vinyl eraser and kneadable eraser (cartridge erasers are optional)
  • 11 x 14 inch sketchbook or similar size
  • Tissues for smudging  
  • Colouring pencils, watercolour pencils, or chalk/drawing pastels 
  • Optional - dip pen with India ink, watercolour paints, brushes, oil pastels, conte crayons.

These are the recommended materials for this course. All sizes are approximate. On your first day of class, your instructor may recommend additional optional materials. Our Instructor’s will do their best to accommodate alternative materials whenever possible. 




Art Education Policies - courses


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.

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