Summer POP!

Get ready for Summer POP! Join us this July for FREE online art activities, every Monday through Thursday. These daily artmaking breaks are open to children of all ages and you can do them all at home, inside or out! Each day has something new to offer.

Each activity is inspired by Andy Warhol and the Pop art movement and they're led by a team of creative AGO Art Instructors. You'll discover fun new ways to express yourself with themes like Volume, Repetition, Colour and Movement.

Get started on preparing your materials now. There are simple material lists for each day — or you can simply follow along with what you have on hand! No registration is needed and sessions will be live-streamed here on


July 5 – 29, Monday through Thursday
10 – 11:15 am EST


July 5 - 8

What's your favourite summer food? Is it cold or hot? How would you transform that yumminess into a sculpture? Discover a variety of activities that consider the volume of things around us. Inspired by the legendary giant sculpture of a hamburger by pop artist Claes Oldenburg, we will create imaginative objects and spaces all week long.


July 12 - 15

Can you find the same number, letter or symbol repeated in the world around you? Using Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe as inspiration, we'll create colourful portraits through easy printmaking and impression techniques. 


July 19 - 22

Did you know you could influence the way a person looks and feels about your art through colour?! Let's explore the power of colour to create beautiful portraits and landscapes and even something abstract... with some mind control built in!


July 26 - 29

What is movement in art? Animation, video, performance or sound? Art that physically moves in the wind or moves like water? Art that was created by movement? This week we’ll look at different types of movement!

About Our Instructors

Amanda Arcuri


Amanda Arcuri is a photography based artist from Toronto and holds a BFA from Ryerson University and an M.A.A. from Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Amanda’s work has been displayed across Canada; depicting altered and dramatized landscapes of installed light or materials within the greenery. She has enjoyed teaching art classes for the past 10 years encouraging creativity, experiential learning and a focus on developing a keen eye.

Janine Lindgren


Janine Lindgren, AOCA, Hon. BFA, B.Ed.
Janine is a studio instructor for Youth and Children, and has been working in the Education department for 28 years. She is a sculptor, printmaker, and loves life drawing. Art, education, and creation are passions she shares.

Melissa Pauw


Melissa Pauw is a Toronto based artist and educator. She holds an MFA from the University of British Columbia (2004) and a BA in Studio Art and Art History from the University of Guelph (2001). Melissa has held teaching positions at the University of British Columbia, Emily Carr University of Art + Design and Harbourfront Centre. Her photography, drawing and video work has been exhibited in Canada, the United States and Spain. Melissa’s teaching focus is exploration based art-making for early learners.

Olia Mishchenko


Olia Mishchenko was born in Kiev, Ukraine and moved to Canada in 1997. She studied architecture and art history at the University of Toronto prior to becoming a practicing artist. Mishchenko’s artistic practice is predominantly drawings-based and concerned with built environments. She is also an active member of the Terrarea collective that is engaged in site-specific installations. Mishchenko lives and works in Toronto, where she teaches in the Environmental Design Programme at OCADU, and at the Art Gallery of Ontario.


Camouflage like animals do!

Calling all cape-loving friends: join AGO art instructor Amanda Arcuri on an art-making mission to hide in plain view using nature-inspired colours.
(3 minute video)

Paper Goes Pop

Using pop-up card tricks and other 3D paper-making secret recipes, let's create sculptures of soup cans, fruit, candy and cakes! Part of the Summer Pop! Week 1: Volume series.
(1 hour video)

Messages Everywhere

Let’s find letters, numbers, symbols and words repeating around us and shape them into a positive message using a collage technique!
(1 hour, 7 min video)


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