Children's Programmes

September 20, 2017 - 5:30 pm
Free; Materials provided
Share Your Story: The Story of "I" for Carnegie Days
The MacLaren Art Centre is excited to host three free workshops at the Gallery for children, youth and families to enjoy! At these workshops, participants will create vibrant illustrations inspired by illuminated manuscripts, depicting letters, words and initials that have meaning to them. 
 
Families will have the opportunity to submit their artwork for an online community exhibition, The Story of “I” as a featured part of Carnegie Days. This annual festival of art and language includes exhibitions, public art projects, lectures, readings, screenings, workshops and other public programmes at the Gallery and in the city of...
September 24, 2017 - 10:30 am

ART THAT POPS (ages 6 to 9)
Dates:               September 24 to November 5, 2017 (no class October 8)
Times:              Sundays: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, 6 workshops
Fees:                $125.00/$112.50 MacLaren Members; Materials included

This programme is inspired by modern artist Andy Warhol and Pop Art! Join us and try your hand at silk-screen printing, painting and collage creating art that reflects the awesome objects and experiences of the everyday! Participants will create...

September 30, 2017 - 9:00 am
$110.00/ $99.00 for MacLaren Members. Materials included

NEW! JUNIOR ART MASTER SERIES I (ages 6 to 9)
September 30 to November 4, 2017 (no class October 7)
Saturdays: 9:00 – 10:30 am, 5 workshops

Become an art master! Spend creative mornings at the MacLaren guided by regional artists experienced in textile art, paper-making, book art and contemporary painting techniques. Led by regional artist Sabrina Parrish, participants will begin with a two-session exploration of simple weaving techniques, fabric button-making and silk-screen printing. Regional artist Bernadette Wells will follow with an in-depth introduction to handmade paper creation and accordion-fold book-making. The last session will focus on mixed-media painting techniques guided by regional artist...

September 30, 2017 - 11:00 am
$110.00/ $99.00 for MacLaren Members. Materials included

NEW! ART MASTER SERIES I (ages 10 to 13)
September 30 to November 4, 2017 (no class October 7)
Saturdays: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, 6 workshops
$110.00/$99.00 MacLaren Members; Materials included

Become an art master! Spend creative mornings at the MacLaren guided by regional artists experienced in textile art, paper-making, book art and contemporary painting techniques. Led by regional artist Sabrina Parrish, participants will begin with a two-session exploration of simple weaving techniques, fabric button-making and silk-screen printing. Regional artist Bernadette Wells will follow with an in-depth introduction to handmade paper creation and accordion-fold book-making. The last session will focus on mixed-media...

September 30, 2017 - 11:00 am

MINI-MATISSE: EXPLORATIONS IN PAINTING (ages 7 to 10)
Dates:               September 30 to November 18, 2017
Times:              Saturdays: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, 8 workshops
Location:          Holly Recreation Centre
Fees:                $165.00 (Resident)/$189.75 (Non-Resident); Materials included

Join a MacLaren regional artist in this programme inspired by the artist Henri Matisse and Modern art. In a...

October 20, 2017 - 9:00 am

PA DAY (SCDSB) AT THE MACLAREN! (ages 6 to 11)
Date:
                            October 20
Times:                          9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Daily Fee:                     $75.00/$67.50 MacLaren Members; Materials included

Spend an art-filled day at the MacLaren! Led regional artists, children will begin with a tour of the current exhibitions and be inspired to create a variety of fun...

November 11, 2017 - 9:00 am

NEW! JUNIOR ART MASTER SERIES II (ages 6 to 9)
Dates:               November 11 to December 16, 2017 (no class December 9)
Times:              Saturdays: 9:00 – 10:30 am, 5 workshops
Fees:                $110.00/$99.00 MacLaren Members; Materials included

Further flex your art master skills in this new series of morning workshops exploring sculpture, still-life oil painting and clay hand-building techniques. In the first session, participants will use mixed media...

November 11, 2017 - 11:00 am

NEW! ART MASTER SERIES II (ages 10 to 13)
Dates:               November 11 to December 16, 2017 (no class December 9)
Times:              Saturdays: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, 5 workshops
Fees:                $110.00/$99.00 MacLaren Members; Materials included

Further flex your art master skills in this new series of morning workshops exploring sculpture, still-life oil painting and clay hand-building techniques. In the first session, participants will use mixed media drawing...

November 12, 2017 - 10:30 am

ART IN 3D (ages 6 to 9)
Dates:               November 12 to December 17, 2017
Times:              Sundays: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, 6 workshops
Fees:                $125.00/$112.50 MacLaren Members; Materials included

Join us for six weeks of sculpture fun! A regional artist will guide participants in the creation of 3-D art, exploring different sculpture tools, materials and techniques. Inspired by the low-relief art of the ancient world to the modern art of Calder and Picasso,...

November 17, 2017 - 9:00 am

PA DAY (SCDSB & SMCDSB) AT THE MACLAREN! (ages 6 to 11)
Dates:            November 17
Times:            9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Daily Fee:       $75.00/$67.50 MacLaren Members; Materials included

Spend an art-filled day at the MacLaren! Led regional artists, children will begin with a tour of the current exhibitions and be inspired to create a variety of fun projects. 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 workshops. Register at least one week in advance...

November 25, 2017 - 11:00 am

DRAWING THE LINE (ages 7 to 10)
Dates:               November 25 to January 27, 2018 (no classes December 23 and 30)
Times:              Saturdays: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, 8 workshops
Location:          Holly Recreation Centre
Fees:                $165.00 (Resident)/$189.75 (Non-Resident); Materials included

This is a structured drawing programme for children! Led by a regional artist who teaches at the MacLaren Art Centre...

December 27, 2017 - 9:00 am

NEW WINTER BREAK PAINTING CAMP (ages 6 to 11)
Dates:              December to 27 to 29, 2017
Time:                9:00 am – 5:00 pm, 3 days
Fee:                  $155.00/week or $139.50 MacLaren Members; Materials included

Guided by regional artist Julie Wilson, campers will spend creative days at the Gallery. Inspired by tours of the current exhibitions, campers will jump into the wonderful world of painting, exploring a variety of styles using watercolour, acrylic, water-soluble oils and more. This camp is the perfect way to make the most of the...

January 2, 2018 - 9:00 am

NEW! SCI-FI ART CAMP (ages 6 to 11)
Dates:               January 2 to 5, 2018
Time:                9:00 am – 5:00 pm, 4 days
Fee:                  $205.00/$184.50 MacLaren Members; Materials included

What would your sci-fi world look like? Guided by regional artist Jessica Thalmann, participants will explore a variety of drawing, painting and sculpture techniques and create an imaginary world of the future, from cityscapes to alien terrains populated by sci-fi creatures and spaceships! This camp will let...

January 26, 2018 - 9:00 am

PA DAY (SCDSB) AT THE MACLAREN! (ages 6 to 11)
Date:
             January 26, April 27, May 18, June 1 and 29, 2018
Times:           9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Daily Fee:      $75.00/$67.50 MacLaren Members; Materials included

Spend an art-filled day at the MacLaren! Led regional artists, children will begin with a tour of the current exhibitions and be inspired to create a variety of fun projects. 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 workshops. Register at least one week in advance.

February 2, 2018 - 9:00 am

PA DAY (SMCDSB) AT THE MACLAREN! (ages 6 to 11)
Date:             February 2, 2018
Times:           9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Daily Fee:      $75.00/$67.50 MacLaren Members; Materials included

Spend an art-filled day at the MacLaren! Led regional artists, children will begin with a tour of the current exhibitions and be inspired to create a variety of fun projects. 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 workshops. Register at least one week in advance.

April 27, 2018 - 9:00 am

PA DAY (SMCDSB) AT THE MACLAREN! (ages 6 to 11)
Dates:             April 27, 2018
Times:             9:00 am – 5:00 pm        
Daily Fee:       $75.00/$67.50 MacLaren Members; Materials included    

Spend an art-filled day at the MacLaren! Led regional artists, children will begin with a tour of the current exhibitions and be inspired to create a variety of fun projects. 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 workshops. Register at least one week in advance...

May 18, 2018 - 9:00 am

PA DAYS AT THE MACLAREN! (ages 6 to 11)
Dates:             May 18, 2018       
Times:             9:00 am – 5:00 pm        
Daily Fee:       $75.00/$67.50 MacLaren Members; Materials included    

Spend an art-filled day at the MacLaren! Led regional artists, children will begin with a tour of the current exhibitions and be inspired to create a variety of fun projects. 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 workshops....

June 1, 2018 - 9:00 am

PA DAY (SCDSB & SMCDSB) AT THE MACLAREN! (ages 6 to 11)
Dates:             June 1, 2018
Times:             9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Daily Fee:        $75.00/$67.50 MacLaren Members; Materials included

Spend an art-filled day at the MacLaren! Led regional artists, children will begin with a tour of the current exhibitions and be inspired to create a variety of fun projects. 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 workshops. Register at least one week in advance.

June 29, 2018 - 9:00 am

PA DAY (SCDSB & SMCDSB) AT THE MACLAREN! (ages 6 to 11)
Date:             June 29, 2018  
Times:           9:00 am – 5:00 pm        
Daily Fee:      $75.00/$67.50 MacLaren Members; Materials included    

Spend an art-filled day at the MacLaren! Led regional artists, children will begin with a tour of the current exhibitions and be inspired to create a variety of fun projects. 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 workshops. Register at least...