PA Days

Join us every season for artist-led classes at the MacLaren! Get inspired by the Art Gallery’s collection and exhibitions and create art in a large, fully-equipped, sunlight-filled studio space on the Gallery’s main floor. All MacLaren classes are taught by professional practicing artists from the region, who are experienced teachers. Start thinking art and register today at, call (705) 721-9696 or visit us in person at 37 Mulcaster Street, Barrie. MacLaren members receive a 10% discount on registration fees. 

*All classes will be in person in accordance with health guidelines*


“I liked learning about textures and how to make different shades by learning how to mix complementary colours, like orange and blue. I liked learning the different steps of layering. I’d rather have in-person learning but the virtual lesson worked out better than I thought. I learned different skills. I had fun!”

Kathleen, age 10

“Thanks so much for facilitating the online learning session. Morgen had a great time and was very proud of the work she produced. Here are a few words from her: ‘The most interesting thing for me was learning how to do landscape art. It was really fun and interesting!'”

Gavin + Morgen, age 12