Art Classes for All!

Art Classes for Adults in Barrie, Ontario, MacLaren Art Centre
Art Camps are offered at Winter Break, March Break and throughout the summer months
Art Classes and Camps for kids, Barrie, Ontario, MacLaren Art Centre,
Plein Air classes for adults

Note: Spring classes begin the first week of April.

Now is the perfect time to START THINKING ART

Treat yourself or someone you love to art classes at the MacLaren.  What makes art classes and camps here so special? We have a beautiful, sunlit studio and all of our art classes and camps are led by regional artists. We have options for all ages (children, youth, adults) and all levels of experience. See the sidebar (left) to help you find the best class for you!

Join Us This Spring

Jump into a creative spring at the MacLaren! Our new roster of classes for children and youth, includes classes on comic creation, landscape and portrait painting and more! Children ages 10 to 13 can have fun exploring comic illustration in Comic Art™ and create expressive painted landscapes in Vibrant Vistas. Youth wanting to expand their portrait painting skills can register for Masterpiece Me: Portraits.

Adults can take part in art-making fun too, with new programmes exploring a range of engaging media, from artist book-making to photography, printmaking and more.

Jump into an Exciting Summer at the MacLaren

The MacLaren offers up to twelve summer camps for children ages 6 to 13 years! Campers will have fun exploring a range of art media and innovative techniques in full-week camps throughout July and August. Register today!

Gallery Members receive a 10% discount on class or camp registration.

Gallery Tours
The MacLaren will arrange gallery tours for groups of all interests and sizes, including Camp, School, Community, special interest and family groups. These are available year round (except on statutory holidays) and should be booked in advance. Contact us for more information at 705-721-9696 or email