Art Classes for All!

Art classes with Sean George!
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

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!

Get Ready For An Exciting Winter Break At The MacLaren!

The MacLaren is offering two full-day camps for ages 6 to 11 years old! Inspired by current exhibitions, join us for Winter Break Painting Camp, where campers explore a variety of engaging traditional and contemporary painting techniques! Start the New Year right with Sci-Fi Art Camp and let your creative imagination run free! Register today!

Give The Gift of Art This Winter!

Purchase a MacLaren gift card and give the gift of creativity this holiday season! Gift cards can be put towards any MacLaren programme and make the perfect experiential gift for your loved one. Starting in January, our new roster of classes for children and youth ages 6 to 13 years explores Pop art, Modern art and more, with a focus on drawing, painting and mixed-media artmaking. Youth who are invited to further enhance their portfolio submission for art school by registering for Portfolio Development: Session Two

Spend A Creative March Break At The MacLaren!

Registration is open for Art Escape: March Break Camp for ages 6 to 11 years old! Led by a regional artist, campers will be introduced to a variety of professional art materials and techniques, exploring painting, printmaking and sculpture. Jump into five full-days of artful escape, making new art and new friends!

Master Class Series

Adults are invited to take part in art-making too! Join us for full-day workshops led by a roster of professional artists, exploring a variety of contemporary studio techniques and materials. Register now for a full-day painting workshop with Governor General Award-winning artist Landon Mackenzie.  Start a creative new year with a workshop led by regional artist Rod Prouse.  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