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Family & Kids - Art Classes & Workshops

Tots to teens - we have a hands-on art class or workshop for you!

Registration is required and fees apply for the following programs.

Accessible Programs - On-going

ArtVenture Children's Art Classes - On-going

Weekly two-hour art classes are offered throughout the year. Students have the opportunity to visit the McMichael exhibitions as well as head outdoors, weather permitting, to explore and work in the natural environment. They’ll develop skills in drawing and painting, colour and composition, while working with a wide range of 2 and 3-dimensional materials and methods in an atmosphere that is both fun and rewarding.

January 14, 2017

Family Friendly Requires Registration Hands-on Free with Admission


This new bilingual parent-and-tot drop-in program—designed for our youngest art lovers—will explore Canadian art and culture through theme-based storytelling, songs, games, and play-based activities, while developing French and English vocabulary.

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Requires Registration Hands-on


Also known as Saturdays at the McMichael (SAM), these popular art classes offer a creative exploration of various art mediums, encourage skill development while cultivating art appreciation, and introduce children to Canadian art through activities.

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Youth Programs - starts March 06, 2017

Specifically designed to engage teens, McMichael Youth Programs explore a variety of themes relevant to youth who are interested in arts and culture.

March 06, 2017

Requires Registration Hands-on

Digital Photography 2-Day Mini March Break Camp

Cell phones, iPads, cameras! Technology is everywhere and campers at the McMichael will explore the world around them through the camera lens and learn the basic principles of creating digital images.

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April 05, 2017

Requires Registration

Portfolio Building

Continue along your creative path and focus on developing your portfolio. While practicing art, the instructor will address what it takes to apply to post-secondary art programs, what to include in your portfolio, and tips on writing like an artist.

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July 04, 2017

Requires Registration

Two-Week Youth Leadership Camp

This Youth Leadership Camp offers teens the opportunity to gain valuable leadership experience. Working with a gallery instructor, teens will combine art-making workshops, gallery talks, and discussions to explore what matters to youth today.

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