child painting with adult

Side by Side- Comfort Food with an Adult (4-6 yrs.)

Have fun getting creative, learning about the AGO collection, and making art alongside your young artist. In this in-person course, children with an adult caregiver will explore exciting art-making techniques inspired by some of our favourite foods found within the AGO’s artworks. Participants will learn how to reinvent art materials while working on individual and shared projects.

All materials for this course are supplied by the AGO.

This course meets in the Dr. Anne Tanenbaum Gallery School.

For the 2022 summer season, classes held in the Gallery School are limited to a maximum of 38 people at any given time (2 classes simultaneously, maximum of 15 students per class, plus staff). 

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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Day 1: I’m stuffed! Taking inspiration from the AGO’s Floor Burger by Claes Oldenburg we will create three-dimensional paper sculptures of fast food, exploring scale, shape and volume.

Day 2: What’s your favourite food? Paper and paint will become colourful food prints and textured papers to be later collaged into yummy works of art. 

Day 3: Painted paper collage. Using the painted papers made last week, we will learn about shape and composition to create a collage inspired by still life artwork from the AGO collection and illustrations by Eric Carle.

Day 4: Miniature food! Today we will be investigating form and texture to cook up some miniature food sculptures using plasticine/clay and a variety of materials.





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