Youth Programmes

September 20, 2017 - 3:00 pm
Free admission

W-EDGE (ages 14 to 18)
Dates:               September 20 to December 13, 2017
Times:              Wednesdays: 3:00 – 5:00 pm, 13 workshops
Fees:                Admission free; just drop-in. Materials provided

Wednesdays are for art with an edge! Guided by regional Indigenous artist Clayton King, this drop-in art programme is designed to offer like-minded youth a place to meet and be creative. Spend art-filled afternoons exploring contemporary art and...

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 26, 2017 - 9:00 am

Are you interested in art, community and volunteering? Spots are now available for new MacLaren Youth Council members! Dedicated youth from across Simcoe County with an interest in the visual arts are encouraged to apply.

This year-long volunteer programme for highschool students, 14 to 18 years of age allows youth to share their thoughts on how to engage their peers in understanding the visual arts and the role of art galleries in their community. Please view the attached poster for more details!

For more information contact:
Christina Mancuso
Education Officer,
(705) 720-1044 ext. 234

October 30, 2017 - 4:30 pm

Dates:               October 30 to December 18, 2017
Times:              Mondays: 4:30 – 6:00 pm, 8 workshops
Fees:                $175.00 + HST/$157.50 + HST MacLaren Members; Materials included

Planning to pursue the visual arts at the post-secondary level? Need help producing the appropriate artworks and assembling a memorable portfolio? Want to...