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McMichael Highlights In-Person Tours

McMichael Highlights In-Person Tours About the tours Join a McMichael Docent for this overview of the gallery's permanent collection and special exhibitions.  With a focus on key themes and artworks, this tour will introduce visitors to highlights of the art of Canada – both beloved favourites and new discoveries – including works [...]

Family Storytelling Tours for March Break

Family Storytelling Tours for March break About the Tours From March 12 to 15 the whole family is invited to stop by the McMichael for a Storytelling Circle that explores a different exhibition and theme each day at 11:30 am and 1:00 pm. Our expert storytellers [...]

Tafelmusik Chamber Series: Divertimento

Tafelmusik at the McMichael: CHAMBER 3 — Showcasing the three lowest members of the string family, the music presented in this concert is centred around the musical genre of the “divertimento,” from the Italian divertire “to amuse.” This often light-hearted music was frequently played at social functions, sometimes outdoors, bringing people together to delight and revel in the antics of the performers. Works of the late 18th and early 19th centuries by composers including Beethoven, Rossini, and Michael Haydn display humour and wit in this concert of duos and trios.

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.

Owning Yellow Virtual Artist’s Talk

Virtual Artist's Talk Owning Yellow Wednesday, March 20 | 7 pm Join McMichael Executive Director and Chief Curator Sarah Milroy for a virtual artist’s talk with Toronto-based visual artist Sandra Brewster about her work Owning Yellow (2023), which was recently acquired by the gallery. Milroy and Brewster [...]

Saturday Art Classes

REGISTRATION COMING SOON Saturdays at the McMichael (SAM): Children's Art Classes In-person Ages: 5 to 12 Saturdays: 10 am to 12 pm, and 1 to 3 pm EST. Fee per 8-week session: Members Price: $256 Public Price: $320 AVAILABLE DATES Spring: March 23 to May 18, 2024 [...]

Online Oil Painting Studio with Judy Sherman

This virtual studio experience led by artist Judy Sherman will offer instruction to emerging artists on working with the challenging but rewarding medium of oil paint. Sherman will guide participants through basic techniques and demonstrate how to apply advanced finishing touches to take their work to the next level. Through live demonstrations in oils, painting exercises, and individual coaching on the works in progress, students will learn how to see the world as an artist and how to use build a toolkit of skills to work comfortably in oil. Sherman will cover a wide range of painting skills and topics, including how to understand value, composition, colour, shape, form, lighting, brush technique and much more.

Forest Therapy Walk

Led by Emily Pleasance, an artist and certified Nature & Forest Therapy Guide, this program is designed to help you slow down, drop into the body, and better connect with yourself and the natural world. Inspired by the Japanese practice of ‘Shinrin-Yoku’, Forest Therapy draws on the interconnectedness humans have with our natural environment. Through embodiment and relaxation practices, it will teach you how to see nature as a supportive resource.

J.E.H. MacDonald: Up Close Gallery Talk

Gallery Talk J.E.H. MacDonald: Up Close Join Kate Helwig, Senior Conservation Scientist at the Canadian Conservation Institute, and Alison Douglas, Conservator at the McMichael, as they share findings from their research into the painting materials and techniques of J.E.H. MacDonald, a founding member of the Group of Seven, [...]