“For the arts epitomize, intensify and clarify the experience of beauty for us as nothing else can.” – Lawren Harris

The McMichael has been offering programs that children love for over 50 years. We have Saturday Art Classes, March Break and Summer Camps, Family Days and Festivals, and more! All of our classes are enhanced by our exhibitions and permanent collections, as well as access to our beautiful grounds, offering an exceptional environment for creativity and learning.

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Specifically designed by leading art educators to engage children, youth and teens, McMichael programs explore a variety of themes and art mediums, and encourage skill development while cultivating art appreciation. Our programs introduce children to the Art of Canada through in-gallery activities facilitated by professional instructors.

All of our children’s programming fosters a sense of belonging in a naturally relaxed and friendly atmosphere, and all programs are accessible. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding accessibility and how we can accommodate your child.

To book, or for more information on McMichael Children and Youth Programs, contact:
1-888-213-1121 or 905.893.1121 ext. 2216
Click to email: programs at
Customer Service Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm


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The Group of Seven Guitar Project

May 6, 2017 - March 18, 2018

Annie Pootoogook: Cutting Ice

September 2, 2017 - February 11, 2018


October 7, 2017 - January 21, 2018

The Art of Canada: Director’s Cut

December 9, 2017 - November 18, 2018