parent with child making art


This course skips the weekend of 21st for Family Day. 

Ages 2-3 with Adult

Toddlers with an adult caregiver will focus on self-expression and discovery in an online 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 and story time too! This class is programmed for 1 adult and 1 child to take together.  

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.

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Week 1: Lots of Dots! Experimental printmaking involving abstraction and playing with shapes 
Week 2: Follow the line... Painting exploration focusing on line types, colour mixing and layering
Week 3: I see a shadow: process-based collage with an emphasis on colour: light and dark and hidden shapes
Week 4: Playing with paper! Introduction to sculpture using paper to make a three-dimensional hanging artwork

Student Material List 

  • Glue stick
  • White glue and brush for glue
  • Masking tape or painters tape
  • Scissors
  • Oil pastels or crayons or markers
  • Paint Brushes, any medium size
  • Tempera paint (or any washable children’s paint) in red, yellow, blue (additional colours are great too)
  • Pie or paper plate - anything that can be used as a paint pallet (several)
  • Q-tips: 10 pcs. approximately
  • Paper towel or painting rag
  • Water container for paint brush rinsing

Paper: It is always good to have a few extra sheets to enjoy the process and even make mistakes:

  • Approximately 6-8 sheets total, 8 ½ x 11 inch white bond paper (printer paper)
  • Approximately 6 sheets total, 9 x 12 inch, assorted colours of paper- including black or another dark colour (construction or similar)
  • 1 piece Bristol board: any colour
  • 2 each of canvas panel or board 9 x 12 inch (or 9 x 12 inch heavier paper)
  • Tissue paper: assorted colours, and/or crepe streamers

 Objects and Craft Materials: 

  • Bubble wrap (8 x10 inch size is ideal)- several pieces 
  • Round, flat items: CDs (or flat lids), plastic bottle lids, cups, jars
  • toothpicks or popsicle sticks, string or yarn

Optional: Extra paper, larger paper, stapler, hole punch

These are the recommended materials for this course. Your instructor may recommend additional optional materials on additional days. All sizes are approximate. Our instructors will do their best to accommodate alternative materials whenever possible. 

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. 





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Sundays, - | 10:00 am - 11:00 am (4 weeks)



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