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ArtVenture Club

May 19 - May 28


4 Meetings:
May 19, 21, 26 and 28

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.


John Hartman, Canadian, b. 1950, David Macfarlane above Hamilton, 2014, oil on canvas, Courtesy Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, Photo credit: Joseph Hartman

John Hartman – Self Portrait
Acrylic Painting
May 19, 2020

Materials List:

– Canvas panels 11″ x 14″
– Acrylic paint (all colours including white, black and brown)
– Round acrylic brush
– Water container
– Pencil
– Eraser
– Paper towel
– Palette paper
– Carbon paper
– Masking or painters tape
– Wax paper


Lawren S. Harris (1885 – 1970), Montreal River, c. 1920, oil on paperboard, 27 x 34.7 cm (10 5/8 x 13 11/16 in.), Gift of the Founders, Robert and Signe McMichael, 1966.16.77

Group of Seven – Landscape
Watercolour & Oil Pastel
May 21, 2020

Materials List:

– Illustration board 9″ x 11″

– Watercolour paint palette

– Soft, round watercolour brushes

– Pencil

– Eraser

– Water container

– Paper towel

– Watercolour pencil crayons

– Carbon paper

– Oil pastels (all colours including white)

– Masking or painters tape


Brenda Draney, Tree, 2009, oil on canvas, 20″ x 25″, Courtesy of the artist

Brenda Draney – Memory Drawings
Colour Pencils
May 26, 2020

Materials List:

– Illustration board 9″ x 11″

– Pencil

– Colour Pencils (all colours)

– Charcoal or conté sticks

– Eraser

– Pencil Sharpener


Margaux Williamson, Garlic, 2019, oil on canvas, 16″ x 16″, Collection of the artist

Margaux Williamson – Still Life
Watercolour Painting
May 28, 2020

Materials List:

– Illustration board 9″ x 11″

– Watercolour paint palette

– Watercolour soluble crayons* (optional)

– Soft, round watercolour brush

– Pencil

– Eraser

– Water container

– Paper towel

– Still life objects and a cloth

Please note:  For this watercolour activity, the instructor is suggesting watercolour soluble crayons. These crayons are optional, and the activity can be completed with a standard watercolour palette.

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.



May 19
May 28
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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