Art happens here, for everyone!

Whether you’re a dabbler or a seasoned pro, our art classes for adults combine a friendly and casual atmosphere with focused professional instruction. Classes are offered in a range of disciplines including acrylic, oil and watercolour painting, pastels, drawing and sketching fundamentals, en plein air and landscape painting, and more, in our fully equipped on-site studio. Master the principles of colour theory, value and temperature, application techniques, brushwork and other skills with the encouragement and coaching of our award-winning professional instructors. Classes range from introductions for absolute beginners to rigorous masterclasses for experienced artists.

Participants must be 18 or older. 

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Gyotaku Workshop with Alexa Kumiko Hatanaka, Artist-in-Residence

Gyotaku Workshop with Alexa Kumiko Hatanaka, Artist-in-Residence Sunday June 16, 2024 2 - 3:30 pm About the Workshop Inspired by gyotaku, a traditional Japanese method of nature printing that began as a way for fishermen to record their catches, Japanese-Canadian artist Alexa Kumiko Hatanaka will guide participants through the printmaking process using [...]

Sunday Sip and Create

Relax and unwind with a sociable Sunday afternoon of artmaking at the McMichael, sustained by warm coffee or tea served in heritage china, sweet treats and sparkling beverages. This informal artmaking class is designed for artists of all skill levels and is led by experienced instructors who specialize in different mediums and subject areas.

In-Person Oil Painting Weekend with Judy Sherman

This in-person weekend program will offer artists of all skill levels an intensive weekend of study in oil painting technique.  Artist Judy Sherman will cover a wide range of skills, including how to understand values, composition, colour, shape, form, and lighting, as well as how to apply effective brush techniques and more. Through demonstrations, painting exercises, and one-on-one feedback, students will learn to view and analyze the world as a visual artist.  Sherman will guide participants through basic techniques and explain how they can apply finishing touches to take their work to the next level.

Painting a Vibrant Plein Air Landscape In Acrylics

Painting a Vibrant Plein Air Landscape In Acrylics with Andrew Cheddie Sookrah Beginner and Intermediate Program Description Join acclaimed artist and art instructor Andrew Cheddie Sookrah for an exciting exploration of the interconnections between colour, form, structure, depth and texture found in the Ontario landscape. Leveraging the versatility of acrylics while working en plein air [...]

In-Person Acrylic Painting Studio with Andrew Cheddie Sookrah

Using live demonstrations and hands-on exercises, Sookrah will guide students through the painting process in a preferred degree of abstraction and subject matter. Students will learn about tools and materials used in acrylic artmaking and, through skill-building exercises, gain a solid understanding of effective use of brushstrokes, shading, and composition. Beginner artists are welcome to join this class! Basic drawing techniques, perspective, composition, colour, texture, use of material will be covered.