Children's Programmes

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)
April 27, 2018
9:00 am – 5:00 pm        
$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 additional $10. Register at least one week in advance.

April 29, 2018 - 10:30 am
$125.00/$112.50 Gallery Member; Materials included

NEW! JUNIOR DRAWING LAB (ages 6 to 9)
April 8 to May 13, 2018
Sundays: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, 6 workshops
$125.00/$112.50 Gallery Member; Materials included

Join a regional artist for creative mornings exploring innovative drawing techniques and materials. Participants will have fun learning how to draw in a series of projects focusing on traditional and experimental approaches using graphite pencils, charcoal, conté, pen and ink, water-soluble graphite pencils and more.

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 experiential drawing inspired by current exhibitions! Guided by regional artist Midori Fullerton, participants will explore 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.

April 28, 2018 - 11:00 am
$165.00 (Resident)/$189.75 (Non-Resident); Materials included

THE SHAPE OF COLOUR (ages 7 to 10)
April 21 to June 9, 2018 
Saturdays: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, 8 workshops
Location: Holly Recreation Centre
$165.00 (Resident)/$189.75 (Non-Resident); Materials included

This programme is all about colour and abstract art! Guided by a regional artist who teaches at the MacLaren Art Centre, participants will be inspired by key artworks from the 20th century, exploring drawing, watercolour and acrylic painting techniques to represent a variety of subjects and moods. To register, or for more information, call (705) 739-4223 or visit www.play.barrie.ca

May 27, 2018 - 10:30 am
$110.00/$99.00 Gallery Member; Materials included

NEW! DRAWING IN COLOUR (ages 6 to 9)
May 27 to June 24, 2018
Sundays: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, 5 workshops
$110.00/$99.00 Gallery Member; Materials included

Spend creative Sundays at the MacLaren! A regional artist will guide participants in a series of projects exploring the limitless potential of drawing in colour using oil and chalk pastels, watercolour pencils, artist-grade markers, coloured inks and more. 

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...

July 3, 2018 - 9:00 am
$210.00/four days or $189.00/four days for Gallery Members; Materials included

POP GOES THE WORLD CAMP (ages 6 to 9)
July 3 to 6, 2018           
Tuesday to Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Rotary Education Centre, MacLaren Art Centre   
$210.00/four days or $189.00/four days for Gallery Members; Materials included

Inspired by modern artist Andy Warhol and Pop Art, this camp led by regional artist Sean George explores silk-screen printing, photo-transfer techniques, painting, drawing, collage and even soft sculpture! Campers will enjoy creating colourful art based on imagery from everyday life on different surfaces like paper, patterned backgrounds, canvas, t-shirts and more.

July 9, 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 (...

July 16, 2018 - 9:00 am
$260.00/week or $234.00/week for Gallery Members; Materials included

WILD LIFE CAMP (ages 6 to 9)
July 16 to 20, 2018
Monday to Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Rotary Education Centre, MacLaren Art Centre   
$260.00/week or $234.00/week for Gallery Members; Materials included

Jump into a fun week of artmaking! Led by regional artist Sean George, campers will create vibrant artwork inspired by the colours, textures and patterns found in the natural world—from whimsical animal masks to animal patterned paintings and more. This is wild and creative art-making at its best!

July 16, 2018 - 9:00 am
$260.00/week; Materials provided

IMAGINEART CAMP (ages 6 to 9)                                             
July 16 to 20, 2018
Monday to Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Edgar Community Hall, Oro-Medonte
$260.00/week; Materials provided  

Enjoy a creative week of fun-filled summer art making! Regional artist Erica Shupe, who teaches at the MacLaren Art Centre, will lead campers through a variety of fun art projects exploring the colours, textures and shapes of summer using innovative drawing, painting and sculpture materials and...

July 23, 2018 - 1:00 pm
$165.00/week or $148.50/week for Gallery Members; Materials included

ON YOUR MARK CAMP (ages 6 to 9)
July 23 to 27, 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

On your mark, get set…draw! Join regional artist Erica Shupe for afternoons exploring innovative drawing techniques. Campers will test the limitless potential of drawing in a series of fun projects focusing on mixed-media experiments using water-soluble graphite pencils, coloured inks, sumi brushes and more.

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.