Children's Programmes

May 27, 2017 - 11:00 am
$165.00 (Resident); Materials included

MODERN MASTERS (ages 7 to 10)
April 15 to June 3, 2017
Saturdays: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, 8 workshops
Holly Recreation Centre
$165.00 (Resident); Materials included

Inspired by the masters of 20th century art, children will express their own painterly take on the colourful abstractions of Kandinsky, the expressive landscapes of Gaugin and the dynamic portraits of Matisse. By exploring painting tools and techniques using watercolor, acrylic and water-soluble oils, participants will literally learn from the best! Regional artist Christyn Grampola who teaches at the MacLaren Art Centre will lead participants in eight weeks of art-making fun! To register or for more information, call (705) 739-4223 or visit...

May 28, 2017 - 10:30 am
$110/$99 Gallery Members; Materials included

NEW! ARTSMART (ages 6 to 9)
May 28 to June 25, 2017
Sundays: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, 5 workshops
$110.00/$99.00 Gallery Members; Materials included      

Get inspired by artwork in the MacLaren’s Permanent Collection! Join us for creative mornings with a regional artist and make art based on what you see, from the prints of Norval Morrisseau to the drawings of Marlene Hilton-Moore and the sculpture of Peter von Tiesenhausen. In their own projects, participants will explore a variety of styles, materials and techniques used to create these artworks. 

May 29, 2017 - 4:00 pm
$110/$99 Gallery Members; Materials included

NEW! VIBRANT VISTAS (ages 10 to 13)
May 29 to June 26, 2017
Mondays: 4:00 – 5:30 pm, 5 workshops
$110.00/$99.00 Gallery Members; Materials included

Express the colours of the changing landscape! Join regional artist Christina Luck for five-weeks of artmaking fun exploring the textures, shapes and colours of our region. Participants will learn mixed-media painting techniques using watercolour, acrylic paint and printmaking to represent the landscape in realistic and abstract ways. 

MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, Ontario, Myths and Legends
June 2, 2017 - 9:00 am
$75/$67.50 for Friends of the MacLaren; Materials Included

PA Day (SMCSDB): Myths and Legends (ages 6 to 11)
Friday, June 2, 2017
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Rotary Education Centre, MacLaren Art Centre
$75.00/$67.50 Friends of the MacLaren; Materials included

Inspired by current exhibition Arthur Shilling: The Final Works, a regional artist will guide participants in a series of fun projects exploring Indigenous art and personal narrative using mask-making, accordion-fold bookmaking, painting and more!

Before and aftercare is available from 8:30 to 9:00 am and from 5:00 to 5:15 pm for an additional $10. Register for one or more days. Register one week in advance. Please bring a peanut-free lunch and snacks for morning and afternoon nutrition breaks. Become a ...

June 9, 2017 - 9:00 am
$75/$67.50 for Friends of the MacLaren; Materials Included

PA Day (SCDSB): Who ART you?  (ages 6 to 11)
Friday, June 9, 2017
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Rotary Education Centre, MacLaren Art Centre
$75.00/$67.50 Friends of the MacLaren; Materials included

How many different ways could you draw or paint an image of yourself? Guided by regional artist Teresa Moore, participants will get inspired by a tour of portraits in the Gallery's collection and spend an art-filled day exploring the many ways to create artwork based on your self-portrait—from the realistic to the imaginary.

Before and aftercare is available from 8:30 to 9:00 am and from 5:00 to 5:15 pm for an additional $10. Register for one or more days. Register one week in advance....

June 30, 2017 - 9:00 am
$75/$67.50 for Friends of the MacLaren; Materials Included

PA Day: The Shape and Colour  (ages 6 to 11)
Friday, June 30, 2017
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Rotary Education Centre, MacLaren Art Centre
$75.00/$67.50 Friends of the MacLaren; Materials included

Spend a day of painting inspired by the bright shapes and colours of summer!  Join regional artist Bernadette Wells and begin your day with a tour of Lucius O’Brien: Summer Sketches and Doris McCarthy: Abstract Paintings from the 1960s and have fun creating art that explores your expression of Barrie outdoors.

Before and aftercare is available from 8:30 to 9:00 am and from 5:00 to 5:15 pm for an additional $10. Register for one or more days. Register one week in advance. Please...

July 4, 2017 - 9:00 am
$205/week or $184.50 Gallery Members; Materials provided

TAKING FLIGHT CAMP (ages 6 to 9)
July 4 to 7, 2017
Tuesday to Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Rotary Education Centre, MacLaren Art Centre
$205.00/week or $184.50 Gallery Member; Materials provided

Let your imagination take flight! Led by regional artist Sean George, participants will engage in a series of innovative projects exploring art in motion, creating unique hanging mobiles, kinetic sculptures, hand-drawn animations, pop-up books and much more. This is artmaking fun at its best!

Before and aftercare is available from 8:30 to 9:00 am and from 5:00 to 5:15 pm for an additional $10 per day. Become a member of the Gallery and receive a 10% discount on registration fees.

July 10, 2017 - 9:00 am
$225/week or $205/week (YMCA Members); Materials provided

YMCA ARTRAGEOUS CAMPS
July 10 to 14, 2017 (ages 6 to 8)
Monday to Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
MacLaren Art Centre/YMCA
$225.00/week or $205.00/week (YMCA members); Materials provided.

The MacLaren Art Centre is excited to offer four weeks of Artrageous summer camps in partnership with the Barrie YMCA! Guided by regional artists Christyn Grampola, Sabrina Parrish and Julie Wilson, campers will spend their mornings creating art at the MacLaren and enjoy afternoons of sports and outdoor fun at the Barrie YMCA. To register, or for more information, call 1-866-895-9622 or visit http://www.ymcaofsimcoemuskoka.ca

July 10, 2017 - 1:00 pm
$160/week or $144 Gallery Members; Some materials provided

ART ON THE EDGE CAMP (ages 10 to 13)
July 10 to 14, 2017
Monday to Friday: 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Rotary Education Centre, MacLaren Art Centre
$160.00/week or $144.00 Gallery Member; Some materials provided

This is where hands-on artmaking and the digital world meet! Join regional artist Jessica Thalmann and explore contemporary ways to incorporate drawing, photography, collage and printmaking into mixed-media artworks. Participants will share their artworks online through social media and the MacLaren website. Participants must bring their own IPad or tablet.

July 17, 2017 - 9:00 am
$255/week or $229.50 Gallery Members; Materials provided

UNDER THE SEA CAMP (ages 6 to 9)
July 17 to 21, 2017
Monday to Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Rotary Education Centre, MacLaren Art Centre
$255.00/week or $229.50 Gallery Member; Materials provided

Join regional artist Christyn Grampola for five days of art-making fun! Participants will explore the materials and techniques of water-soluble media including drawing, painting and printmaking with inks, watercolour and acrylics representing the colours, textures and shapes of all things under the sea.

July 24, 2017 - 9:00 am
$225/week or $205/week (YMCA Members); Materials provided

YMCA ARTRAGEOUS CAMPS
July 24 to 28, 2017 (ages 9 to 12)
Monday to Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
MacLaren Art Centre/YMCA
$225.00/week or $205.00/week (YMCA members); Materials provided.

The MacLaren Art Centre is excited to offer four weeks of Artrageous summer camps in partnership with the Barrie YMCA! Guided by regional artists Christyn Grampola, Sabrina Parrish and Julie Wilson, campers will spend their mornings creating art at the MacLaren and enjoy afternoons of sports and outdoor fun at the Barrie YMCA. To register, or for more information, call 1-866-895-9622 or visit http://www.ymcaofsimcoemuskoka.ca

July 24, 2017 - 1:00 pm
$160/week or $144 Gallery Members; Materials provided

THE BIG DRAW CAMP (ages 6 to 9)
July 24 to 28, 2017
Monday to Friday: 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Rotary Education Centre, MacLaren Art Centre
$160.00/week or $144.00 Gallery Member; Materials provided

Have fun creating art full of zany lines, shapes, colours and textures! Participants will spend their afternoons with regional artist Lois Green exploring drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture inspired the work of exhibiting artist Jaime Angelopoulos. In a series of projects, campers will create a variety of abstract artworks exploring emotions, personal experience and story-telling. 

July 31, 2017 - 9:00 am
$255/week or $229.50 Gallery Members; Materials provided

SOUND & COLOUR CAMP (ages 10 to 13)
July 31 to August 4, 2017
Monday to Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Rotary Education Centre, MacLaren Art Centre
$255.00/week or $229.50 Gallery Member; Materials provided

Led by musician Ray Dillard and visual artist Sean George, participants will experience a unique week of mixed-media artmaking, creating visual art inspired by what they see and hear. Exploring the history and function of different kinds of instruments, campers will construct whimsical musical sculptures from recycled materials and perform them at the end of the camp!

Before and aftercare is available from 8:30 to 9:00 am and from 5:00 to 5:15 pm for an additional $10 per day. Become a member of the Gallery...

August 8, 2017 - 9:00 am
$225/week or $205/week (YMCA Members); Materials provided

YMCA ARTRAGEOUS CAMPS
August 8 to 11, 2017 (ages 6 to 8)
Monday to Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
MacLaren Art Centre/YMCA
$225.00/week or $205.00/week (YMCA members); Materials provided.

The MacLaren Art Centre is excited to offer four weeks of Artrageous summer camps in partnership with the Barrie YMCA! Guided by regional artists Christyn Grampola, Sabrina Parrish and Julie Wilson, campers will spend their mornings creating art at the MacLaren and enjoy afternoons of sports and outdoor fun at the Barrie YMCA. To register, or for more information, call 1-866-895-9622 or visit http://www.ymcaofsimcoemuskoka.ca

August 8, 2017 - 1:00 pm
$128/week or $115.20 Gallery Members; Materials provided

MASTER PAINTERS ART CAMP (ages 10 to 13)
August 8 to 11, 2017
Tuesday to Friday: 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Rotary Education Centre, MacLaren Art Centre
$128.00/week or $115.20 Gallery Member; Materials provided

This is a traditional artist-led painting camp just for youth! Join regional artist Lois Green and learn from the masters of Modern Art in a series of fun painting projects exploring a variety of tools, techniques and subjects using watercolor, acrylic and water-soluble oil paints.

August 14, 2017 - 9:00 am
$255/week or $229.50 Gallery Members; Materials provided

ARTLAB CAMP (ages 10 to 13)
August 14 to 18, 2017
Monday to Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Rotary Education Centre, MacLaren Art Centre
$255.00/week or $229.50 Gallery MemberMaterials provided

The MacLaren Art Centre and the Barrie Public Library are excited to offer a full-day camp of innovative art-making combining cutting-edge technology and mixed-media art explorations. Led by regional artist Christyn Grampola, campers will spend their mornings at the MacLaren and most afternoons at the downtown branch of the Barrie Public Library under the guidance of staff exploring art and technology using 3D printers, robotics, and more. To register, please call (705) 721-9696 or visit ...

August 21, 2017 - 9:00 am
$225/week or $205/week (YMCA Members); Materials provided

YMCA ARTRAGEOUS CAMPS
August 21 to 25, 2017 (ages 9 to 12)
Monday to Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
MacLaren Art Centre/YMCA
$225.00/week or $205.00/week (YMCA members); Materials provided.

The MacLaren Art Centre is excited to offer four weeks of Artrageous summer camps in partnership with the Barrie YMCA! Guided by regional artists Christyn Grampola, Sabrina Parrish and Julie Wilson, campers will spend their mornings creating art at the MacLaren and enjoy afternoons of sports and outdoor fun at the Barrie YMCA. To register, or for more information, call 1-866-895-9622 or visit http://www.ymcaofsimcoemuskoka.ca

August 21, 2017 - 1:00 pm
$160/week or $144 Gallery Members; Materials provided

ARTSTARS CAMP (ages 6 to 9)
August 21 to 25, 2017
Monday to Friday: 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Rotary Education Centre, MacLaren Art Centre
$160.00/week or $144.00 Gallery Member; Materials provided

Jump into an exciting week of art-making and get inspired by artwork in the MacLaren’s Permanent Collection! Join regional artist Julie Wilson and make art based on what you see, from the prints of Norval Morrisseau to the drawings of Marlene Hilton-Moore and the sculpture of Peter von Tiesenhausen. In their own projects, participants will explore a variety of styles, materials and techniques used to create these artworks.