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ArtVenture Club

June 9 - June 18


4 Meetings:
June 9, 11, 16 and 18

1 to 3 pm

Ages 7 to 12

Welcome to the Club!

The McMichael ArtVenture Club is a series of virtual studio programs facilitated by our professional art instructors. Offered through the ZOOM platform, this friendly art club encourages social interaction, cultivates art appreciation and offers participants a creative way to explore various art techniques, through guided viewing of the McMichael’s extensive collection of Canadian art.

About the Club

Participation and communication are key to a great art class! Your first art club meeting will include a brief tutorial on using ZOOM and the features available to you as a student. Each club session will be structured around live demonstration and instruction, viewing and discussing gallery artwork, virtual assistance and sharing tips while completing a follow-along art project.

Each class includes a supervised break time. Students will be free to socialize with their peers and enjoy themselves!

Fee: $80 General Public, $60 McMichael Members


Material List

These are suggested materials for the projects you will be working on . If you have any questions regarding the materials on the lists, please contact our Programs Department.


Walter Joseph (W.J.) Phillips (1884–1963), Poplar Bay, Lake of the Woods, 1930, colour woodcut print, edition of 100, 23.9 x 33.5 cm, Douglas Family Art Centre Collection

Inspired by Walter J. Phillips
Black Ink Drawing
June 9, 2020

Materials List:

– 9″ x 11″ white bristol board
– 2″ x 6″ sketchbook or test paper
– Black ultra-fine and fine felt tip marker or black pen
– Pencil
– Eraser
– Long ruler (30 cm)
– Printed image of a Tom Thomson or Group of Seven landscape painting, for reference


Emily Carr, Shoreline, 1936

Emily Carr (1871–1945), Shoreline, 1936, oil on canvas, 68 x 111.5 cm, Gift of Mrs. H.P. de Pencier, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 1966.2.1

Inspired by Emily Carr
Oil Pastel Drawing
June 11, 2020

Materials List:

– 9″ x 11″ coloured drawing paper
– 2″ x 6″ sketchbook or test paper
– Oil pastels (all colours including white)
– Pencil
– Eraser
– Long ruler (30 cm)
– Masking or painter’s tape
– Paper towel
– Printed image of an Emily Carr painting, for reference


Pauta Saila (1916–2009), Polar Bear, 1967, limestone, 153 x 170 x 168 cm, Gift of City of Toronto, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 1981.139

Inspire by Pauta Saila
Acrylic Painting and Collage
June 16, 2020

Materials List:

– 11″ x 14″ watercolour paper or canvas panel
– 2″ x 6″ sketchbook or test paper
– Assorted colour set of acrylic paint (including white, black and brown)
– Palette paper or plastic palette
– Masking or painter’s tape
– Round acrylic brushes (2-3)
– Pencil
– Eraser
– Long ruler (30 cm)
– Water container
– Paper towel
– Magazines and tissue paper
– White glue
– Scissors
– Printed image of a Canadian animal, for reference


John Hartman, Kinbasket Lake, British Columbia, 2010, watercolour on paper, 9.5 x 11.5 inches

Inspired by John Hartman
Watercolour Painting
June 18, 2020

Materials List:

– 6″ x 15″ watercolour paper
– 2″ x 6″ sketchbook or test paper
– Watercolour paint palette
– Watercolour pencil crayons
– Soft, round watercolour brushes (2-3)
– Pencil
– Eraser
– Long ruler (30 cm)
– Water container
– Paper towels
– Printed image of a landscape, for reference

The materials list is also available for download: McMichael ArtVenture Club Materials List

 Your Instructor

Our experienced and certified instructors have strong visual arts backgrounds, a passion for the arts and a love of art instruction.

ArtVenture Club Instructor

Connie Santos

Hi! My name is Connie Santos, and I’m an ArtVenture Senior Instructor. I’m so excited to be an Instructor for the McMichael ArtVenture Club! I would like to tell you a little bit about myself. I am a graduate of Ontario College of Art and Design University and am currently enrolled at York University. For the past six years I have been working at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection as an instructor and on-call educator in various capacities, including during ArtVenture Summer Camps and Saturday Art Classes. My artwork has been shown both locally and internationally.

My goal is to explore and use the McMichael’s extensive art collection and electronic resources to inspire the students to think creatively. By the end of the session, students will have learned new ways of thinking and creating works of art.



June 9
June 18
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10365 Islington Ave
Kleinburg, Ontario L0J1C0 Canada
1(905) 893-1121


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Event Types
ArtVenture: Children Art Class
Public Program