Year-round, the gallery offers a range of educational and creative programs for adults. Attend a curator's lecture, take a guided tour of the collection, special exhibitions or our grounds, or get creative in a hands-on studio course. Register early, as space is limited.
We also offer tailor-made and one-off watercolour, pastel and printmaking workshops for groups of ten to thirty. Book an afternoon of creative fun for your group at the McMichael!
We are especially excited to be hosting a Symposium, sponsored by the US Consulate in Toronto, which will provide a forum for Canadian and American scholars to re-examine Lawren Harris’s artistic career in the context of prevailing modernist and spiritual currents. More information in the event listing, and the itinerary and registration form are in the links below.
Lawren Harris and Modernity - Symposium Itinerary
Registration Form for the Symposium
Harris & Modernity Symposium
Monday March 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This one-day symposium will provide a forum for Canadian and American scholars to re-examine Lawren Harris’s artistic career in the context of prevailing Modernist and spiritual currents.
The Abstracted Landscape with Andrew Sookrah
Tuesdays, March 21 to May 9 (8 classes), 6 pm – 9 pm
Each landscape has an abstract, graphic presence at its core. This course will teach artists to truly explore composition, movement, texture, colour and bring out abstracted form and colour, whether they are beginners or established artists.
Matinée Francophone - Higher States: Lawren Harris and His American Contemporaries
Saturday March 25 at 10 a.m.
A petit déjeuner followed by a guided tour in French of the Higher States exhibition, which focuses on Lawren Harris’s spiritual and artistic explorations during the 1930s and 40s, and his involvement in the Transcendental Painting Group.
You can also pre-book your very own guided tour for groups of 15 or more. More info