McMichael - Canadian Art | Collection d'art Canadien

Public Programs - Community Talks


These tours and workshops are the perfect opportunity to discover the McMichael's extraordinary collection and special exhibitions, and to engage in art making in the company of a group. A minimum of fifteen participants is required. A base charge will apply for smaller groups. All programs are three hours in duration and combine a studio component with a gallery tour.

Fees include gallery admission ($15 value).

Watercolour Crayon Workshop with Tour
This workshop, inspired by the art of the Group of Seven and their contemporaries, is an introduction to landscape painting. Participants will learn about the context in which the works were created, as well as interesting approaches to creating their
own landscapes.

Fee: $45 per person. Materials Included.

Printmaking Workshop with Tour
The focus of this program is Inuit printmaking, including how it was introduced into the Canadian North. Participants will learn about and view a number of world-renowned images produced between the 1950s and the present day. You will receive instruction on how to create prints based on the principles discussed in the gallery.

Fee: $45 per person. Materials Included.

Acrylic Workshop with Tour                                                                    
This program focuses on landscape and introduces the medium of acrylic paint. The gallery tour will cover works by iconic Canadian landscape painters, including Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven, and their contemporaries. Several different painting techniques will be demonstrated during the program’s studio component.

Fee:  $45 per person. Materials Included.

Zentangle® Workshop with Tour
Explore the McMichael's permanent collections and then relax with a drawing meditation workshop led by a certified Zentangle instructor. Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Participants are led through the basic Zentangle process, learning some elementary patterns and completing at least one Zentangle tile. No experience is required.

Fee:  $45 per person. Materials Included.

Branching Out, Accessible Adult Workshop with Tour

This tree-inspired viewing and painting program takes advantage of the Tom Thomson and Group of Seven collections and the spectacular outdoors. This workshop and tour offer a unique opportunity to explore and experience art and nature in a creative way.

Please note: Accommodates up to six participants plus caregivers. Registration is complimentary for caregivers.

Fee: $45 per person. Smaller groups can be accommodated. Registration is complimentary for caregivers.

Booking Information
All charges are at Canadian rates at time of booking. Prices include taxes and are subject to change. Advanced reservations are required.

For Art Classes and the Speaker Series, please contact the Bookings Coordinator at 905.893.1121 ext. 2209 or email

For Groups at McMichael, please contact Michael Brown at 905.893.1121 ext. 2536 or email

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