Children's Programmes

August 20, 2018 - 8:30 am
$235.00/week or $215.00/week (YMCA member); Materials provided.

YMCA ARTRAGEOUS CAMPS                          
July 9 to 13; August 7 to 10 (ages 6 to 8)
July 23 to 27; August 20 to 24 (ages 9 to 12)
Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
MacLaren Art Centre/YMCA
$235.00/week or $215.00/week (YMCA member); 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 Janine Wheeler and Erica Shupe, 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 (...

August 20, 2018 - 1:00 pm
$165.00/week or $148.50/week for Gallery Members; Materials included

PAINTED LANDSCAPES CAMP (ages 6 to 9)
August 20 to 24, 2018   
Monday to Friday: 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Rotary Education Centre, MacLaren Art Centre   
$165.00/week or $148.50/week for Gallery Members; Materials included

Led by Indigenous artist Clayton Samuel King, campers will spend creative afternoons learning about Anishinaabe teachings, myths and histories, creating art in series of engaging workshops using painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture techniques. 

September 12, 2018 - 5:30 pm
Admission free; Materials provided
The Story of Place Workshops
Rotary Education Centre, MacLaren Art Centre
Wednesdays, September 12, 19 and 26, 2018
5:30 to 7:00 pm
Admission free; Materials provided
 
The MacLaren Art Centre is excited to host three free workshops at the Gallery for children, youth and families. At these workshops, participants will create a series of unique artwork that explores their impressions of the region. Each workshop will focus on an engaging experience with a different art material and technique, while exploring themes tied to place such as memory, family histories, identity and experience. Participants will have the opportunity to submit their artwork for an online community...
October 26, 2018 - 9:00 am
$78.00/$70.20 MacLaren members; Materials included

Art Unbound: Pay Day (ages 6 to 11) (SMCDSB)
Friday, October 26, 2018
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Rotary Education Centre, MacLaren Art Centre
$78.00/$70.20 MacLaren members; Materials included

Have fun making art in the form of a book! Guided by a regional artist, participants will engage in hands-on artmaking exploring drawing, printmaking and collage—creating images that can be shared with others and compiled into their very own artist book!

November 16, 2018 - 9:00 am
$78.00/$70.20 MacLaren members; Materials included

On Your Mark: Pay Day (ages 6 to 11) (SMCDSB)
Friday, November 16, 2018
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Rotary Education Centre, MacLaren Art Centre
$78.00/$70.20 MacLaren members; Materials included

On your mark, get set… paint! In this full-day workshop, participants will be inspired by a tour of the exhibition Robert Houle: Quillwork I-VII. Artmaking will follow in a series of painting projects that focus on personal narrative through expressive colour and mark-making.

November 23, 2018 - 9:00 am
$78.00/$70.20 MacLaren members; Materials included

On Your Mark: Pay Day (ages 6 to 11) (SCDSB)
Friday, November 23, 2018
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Rotary Education Centre, MacLaren Art Centre
$78.00/$70.20 MacLaren members; Materials included

On your mark, get set… paint! In this full-day workshop, participants will be inspired by a tour of the exhibition Robert Houle: Quillwork I-VIIArtmaking will follow in a series of painting projects that focus on personal narrative through expressive colour and mark-making.

January 25, 2019 - 9:00 am
$78.00/$70.20 MacLaren members; Materials included

Colourful Collage (ages 6 to 11) (SCDSB)
Friday, January 25, 2019
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Rotary Education Centre, MacLaren Art Centre
$78.00/$70.20 MacLaren members; Materials included

Join us for a creative day of collage! Participants will be inspired by the current exhibition of collages by regional artists Jill Price and Tanya Cunnington. Expressing their take on the regional landscape, participants will create mixed-media collages full of dynamic colours, shapes and energy using a variety of painted and found materials.

February 1, 2019 - 9:00 am
$78.00/$70.20 MacLaren members; Materials included

Colourful Collage (ages 6 to 11) (SMCDSB)
Friday, February 1, 2019
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Rotary Education Centre, MacLaren Art Centre
$78.00/$70.20 MacLaren members; Materials included

Join us for a creative day of collage! Participants will be inspired by the current exhibition of collages by regional artists Jill Price and Tanya Cunnington. Expressing their take on the regional landscape, participants will create mixed-media collages full of dynamic colours, shapes and energy using a variety of painted and found materials.

March 1, 2019 - 9:00 am
$78.00/$70.20 MacLaren members; Materials included

Alter-Egos (ages 6 to 11) (SCDSB)
Friday, March 1, 2019
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Rotary Education Centre, MacLaren Art Centre
$78.00/$70.20 MacLaren members; Materials included

What does your portrait say about you? In this full-day workshop, participants will have fun creating variations on the self-portrait—from the real to the imaginary. Guided by regional artist Jessica Thalmann, participants will spend their day exploring drawing, printmaking and painting techniques, creating representations of themselves in different formats and materials.

May 3, 2019 - 9:00 am
$78.00/$70.20 MacLaren members; Materials included

Artful Abstractions (ages 6 to 11) (SCDSB and SMCDSB)
Friday, May 3, 2019
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Rotary Education Centre, MacLaren Art Centre
$78.00/$70.20 MacLaren members; Materials included

Guided by a regional artist, participants will learn all about abstract art—from the gestural mark-making of abstract expressionism to the geometric shapes of hard-edge painting. Colour theory, composition and painting techniques will be the focus, explored in a series of fun, hands-on projects.

May 31, 2019 - 9:00 am
$78.00/$70.20 MacLaren members; Materials included

Art and the Everyday (ages 6 to 11) (SCDSB)
Friday, May 31, 2019
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Rotary Education Centre, MacLaren Art Centre
$78.00/$70.20 MacLaren members; Materials included

This is where art and the everyday meet! Inspired by the exhibition Tammi Campbell: Guess Work, participants will create art exploring a variety of sculpture techniques from casting and moulding to art using found materials—examining and reinterpreting the objects of everyday life in new and exciting ways!

June 7, 2019 - 9:00 am
$78.00/$70.20 MacLaren members; Materials included

Art and the Everyday (ages 6 to 11) (SMCDSB)
Friday, June 7, 2019
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Rotary Education Centre, MacLaren Art Centre
$78.00/$70.20 MacLaren members; Materials included

This is where art and the everyday meet! Inspired by the exhibition Tammi Campbell: Guess Work, participants will create art exploring a variety of sculpture techniques from casting and moulding to art using found materials—examining and reinterpreting the objects of everyday life in new and exciting ways!

June 28, 2019 - 9:00 am
$78.00/$70.20 MacLaren members; Materials included

Prints that Pop! (ages 6 to 11) (SCDSB and SMCDSB)
Friday, June 28, 2019
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Rotary Education Centre, MacLaren Art Centre
$78.00/$70.20 MacLaren members; Materials included

Get creative this PA Day! Guided by a regional artist, participants will have fun exploring a wide range of printmaking tools, techniques and materials, creating monotypes, collographs, silkscreen prints and more!