Youth Programmes

August 15, 2018 - 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

August 15, 2018 - 9:00 am
$260.00/week or $234.00/week for Gallery Members; Materials included

ARTLAB CAMP (ages 10 to 13) 
August 13 to 17, 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 MembersMaterials included

Following the success of last summer’s camp, the MacLaren Art Centre and the Barrie Public Library are excited to offer a new full-day camp of innovative art-making combining cutting-edge technology and mixed-media art explorations! Led by regional artist Sean George, campers will spend their mornings at the MacLaren and most afternoons at the downtown branch of the Barrie Public Library under the guidance of staff exploring art and technology using 3D printers, robotics, and more. 

August 15, 2018 - 4:09 pm
The Ping-Pong Table Project 2018
Location:  Rotary Education Centre, MacLaren Art Centre and Centennial Park, Barrie
Dates:       Wednesdays, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and September 5, 2018
Time:        5:30 to 7:00 pm
Cost:         Free! Materials provided. 
Join us for a creative summer! The MacLaren Art Centre and the City of Barrie are excited to invite local youth ages 14 to 18 to participate in The Ping-Pong Table Project, a public art project for the Barrie waterfront at Centennial Park. In a series of six Wednesday workshops guided by a regional artist...
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 (...

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...