Children's Programmes

$75.00/ $67.50 for MacLaren Members

VIBRANT ABSTRACTIONS
PA DAY (SCDSB) AT THE MACLAREN! (ages 6 to 11)
Friday, October 20
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Materials included

Spend an art-filled day at the MacLaren! Inspired by Jaime Angelopolous' drawings in Act Naturally, participants will explore vibrant colours, lines, patterns and textures, creating abstract artworks representing personal experiences and the world around them. Our PA Day programmes are led by a practicing artist and take place in the sunny and welcoming Education Centre at the MacLaren. Before and aftercare is available from 8:30 to 9:00 am and from 5:00 to 5:15 pm for an additional $10....

October 21, 2017 - 11:00 am

MINI-MATISSE: EXPLORATIONS IN PAINTING (ages 7 to 10)
Dates:               September 30 to November 18, 2017
Times:              Saturdays: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, 8 workshops
Location:          Holly Recreation Centre
Fees:                $165.00 (Resident)/$189.75 (Non-Resident); Materials included

The MacLaren is at Holly Rec Centre! Join a MacLaren regional artist in this programme inspired by the...

November 11, 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 11, 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...

November 12, 2017 - 10:30 am

ART IN 3D (ages 6 to 9)
Dates:               November 12 to December 17, 2017
Times:              Sundays: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, 6 workshops
Fees:                $125.00/$112.50 MacLaren Members; Materials included

Join us for six weeks of sculpture fun! A regional artist will guide participants in the creation of 3-D art, exploring different sculpture tools, materials and techniques. Inspired by the low-relief art of the ancient world to the modern art of Calder and Picasso,...

November 17, 2017 - 9:00 am
$75.00/ $67.50 for MacLaren Members

Mega-Zine!
PA DAY (SCDSB and SMCDSB) AT THE MACLAREN 
(ages 6 to 11)
Friday, November 17
 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Materials included
Spend an art-filled day at the MacLaren and jump into the world of artist-made zines! Led by artist Julie Wilson, children will spend the day exploring a variery of drawing, collage and printmaking materials and techniques to tell a story in the form of a book. A compiled mega-zine will be published for all to share! 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.

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...

December 27, 2017 - 9:00 am

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

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...

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

ECO-ART: PA DAY (SMCDSB and 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...

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...