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 watercolour, pastel and printmaking workshops for groups of ten to thirty. Book an afternoon of creative fun for your group at the McMichael!
A registration fee applies to all adult programs. Register early, as space is limited.
Colour Exploration, Watercolour Painting with David McEown
Saturday, March 7 to Sunday, March 8, 10 am to 4:30 pm (two classes)
Explore essential watercolour techniques and embark on perception exercises, enhancing ways of “seeing” that enable participants to paint directly from nature and interpret photographic references in this two-day class.
Drawing Studio - Intermediate Class, with Anna Ballantyne
Wednesdays, March 25 to May 13, 6 to 9 pm (eight classes)
Learn how portraiture has been used and painted throughout history. Students will learn how to use advanced techniques with pencils and other drawing media.
Part of Studio Courses and Workshops
Shorelines, Spring Break Up, Watercolour Painting with Marlene Madole
Saturday, April 18 to Sunday, April 19, 10 am to 4:30 pm (two classes)
This class will focus on painting the spring break up on the river using transparent paints and wet-on-wet washes, as well as building with the techniques of glazing and direct painting.
You can also pre-book your very own guided tour for groups of 15 or more. More info