Children's Programmes

November 25, 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 25, 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...

December 27, 2017 - 9:00 am

NEW WINTER BREAK PAINTING CAMP (ages 6 to 11)
Dates:              December 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...

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...

January 20, 2018 - 9:00 am

NEW! BRUSH IT UP: EXPLORATIONS IN PAINTING (ages 6 to 9)
Dates:               January 20 to March 10, 2018
Times:              Saturdays: 9:00 – 10:30 am, 8 workshops
Fees:                $165.00/$148.50 Gallery Members; Materials included

Led by regional artist Christina Luck, participants will learn from the masters of Modern Art in a series of fun painting projects. Over these eight weeks, children will explore a variety of tools, techniques and subjects using...

January 26, 2018 - 9:00 am
$75.00/$67.50 MacLaren Members

PAINTED PATHWAYS
PA DAY (SCDSB) AT THE MACLAREN! (ages 6 to 11)
Friday, January 26
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Materials included

Join regional artist Julie Wilson for a full-day of painting fun! Inspired by Vancouver artist Landon Mackenzie's exhibition Parallel Journey, children will create a series of artworks exploring a variety of intuitive and expressive painting techniques using watercolour, acrylic and mixed media. 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
$75.00/ $67.50 for MacLaren Members

PAINTED PATHWAYS
PA DAY (SMCDSB) AT THE MACLAREN! (ages 6 to 11)
Friday, February 2, 2018
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Materials included

Join regional artist Julie Wilson for a full-day of painting fun! Inspired by Vancouver artist Landon Mackenzie's exhibition Parallel Journey, children will create a series of artworks exploring a variety of intuitive and expressive painting techniques using watercolour, acrylic and mixed media. 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...

January 8, 2018 - 4:30 pm

POP GOES THE WORLD! (ages 10 to 13)
Dates:              January 8 to March 5, 2018 (no class February 19)
Times:             Mondays: 4:30 – 6:00 pm, 8 workshops
Fees:               $165.00/$148.50 Gallery Members; Materials included

Inspired by modern artist Andy Warhol and Pop Art, this workshop led by regional artist Christina Luck explores silk-screen printing, photo-transfer techniques, painting, drawing and collage. Participants will enjoy creating colourful artworks on different surfaces...

January 20, 2018 - 11:00 am

MODERN PAINTERS (ages 10 to 13)
Dates:              January 20 to March 10, 2018
Times:             Saturdays: 11:00 – 12:30 pm, 8 workshops
Fees:               $165.00/$148.50 Gallery Members; Materials included

Join regional artist Christina Luck and learn from the masters of Modern Art in a series of fun painting projects. Participants will explore a variety of tools, techniques and subjects, using watercolour, acrylic and water-soluble oil paints.

January 21, 2018 - 10:30 am

ART UNLIMITED (ages 6 to 9)
Dates:              January 21 to March 11, 2018
Times:             Saturdays: 9:00 – 10:30 am, 8 workshops
Fees:               $165.00/$148.50 Gallery Members; Materials included

Join regional artist Midori Fullerton in a no-holds-barred exploration of art materials and techniques to surprising effect! In a series of fun workshops, participants will create a variety of expressive artworks using mixed-media collage, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Imagination is the only limit!

March 12, 2018 - 9:00 am

ART ESCAPE: MARCH BREAK CAMP (ages 6 to 11)
Dates:              March 12 to 16, 2018
Times:              Monday to Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location:          Rotary Education Centre, main level
Fees:                $255.00/week or $229.50 Gallery Members; Materials provided

Join artist Julie Wilson for five days of art-making experimentation and fun! Inspired by the current exhibitions, campers...

February 10, 2018 - 11:00 am

COMICS AND ZINES (ages 7 to 10)
Dates:              February 10 to April 7, 2018 (no classes: March 10 and 31)
Times:              Saturdays: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, 7 workshops
Location:         Holly Recreation Centre
Fees:                $147.00 (Resident)/$162.00 (Non-Resident); Materials included

Jump into the world of comics! Guided by a regional artist who teaches at the MacLaren Art Centre, participants...

April 27, 2018 - 9:00 am
$75.00 / $67.50 for MacLaren Members

ECO-ART: PA DAY (SCDSB) 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    

Get inspired by nature! Guided by regional artist Midori Fullerton, participants will look to the wonders of the natural world. In this full-day workshop, explore scale, texture and patterns using a variety of techniques, from paper-making to painting. Before and aftercare is available from 8:30 to 9:00 am and from 5:00 to 5:15 pm for an...

May 18, 2018 - 9:00 am
$75.00 / $67.50 for MacLaren Members

WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE!
PA DAY (SCDSB) AT THE MACLAREN! (ages 6 to 11)

May 18, 2018       
9:00 am to 5:00 pm        
$75.00/ $67.50 for MacLaren Members; Materials included   

Get creative on International Museum Day! Inspired by the current exhibitions, participants will be guided by regional artist Julie Wilson, creating art that explores both the man-made and natural worlds using paint, collage, mask-making, printmaking and more. This is where art and unbound imagination meet! 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 at least one week in advance.

June 1, 2018 - 9:00 am
$75/ $67.50 for MacLaren Members

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

Jump into a fun day of experiental drawing inspired by current exhibitions! Guided by regional artist Midori Fullerton, participants will explire a variety of contemporary drawing approaches using water-soluble pencils, charcoal, pens, ink 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 workshops. Register at least one week in advance.

June 29, 2018 - 9:00 am
$75 / $67.50 for MacLaren Members

PA DAY (SCDSB & SMCDSB) AT THE MACLAREN! (ages 6 to 11)
June 29, 2018  
9:00 am – 5:00 pm        
Materials included    
Participants begin their day at the MacLaren and then walk to the Library, returning to the MacLaren for lunch and the afternoon.

The MacLaren is excited to partner with the Barrie Public Library for this special workshop exploring art and technology! Inspired by the current exhibition Miss November by Robert Hengeveld, participants will spend their morning at the library designing a unique 3-D object. Led by regional artist Midori Fullerton, a mixed-media workshop will follow where participants create a diorama inspired by their printed...