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.
Contemporary Landscape, Acrylic Painting with John Leonard
Saturday, May 2 to Sunday, May 3, 10 am to 4:30 pm, (two classes)
An internationally exhibiting artist and experienced professional, John Leonard places great emphasis on personal style development while providing solid technical instruction based on painting demonstrations and in-gallery discussion.
The Photographs of Frank (Franz) Johnston Speaker: Sharona Adamowicz-Clements
Saturday, May 23 at 11:00 am
In conjunction with The Photographs of Frank (Franz) Johnston, a primary exhibition of Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival at the McMichael, curator Sharona Adamowicz-Clements will provide a talk on the photographic work of Johnston.
Power Painting, Acrylic Painting with Steve Rose
Saturday, June 20 to Sunday, June 21, 10 am to 4:30 pm (two classes)
This workshop will focus on strong colour, bold composition, and the dynamic energy of contemporary acrylic painting.
You can also pre-book your very own guided tour for groups of 15 or more. More info