Building a Creative Future for Our Community
The MacLaren’s VanGo Program employs regional artists, connecting them to classrooms across Simcoe County and engaging over 6,000 students each year. In addition to VanGo, the MacLaren offers a range of youth programs, seasonal art camps and afterschool classes as well as workshops, events and exhibitions for audiences of all ages.
Students who are regularly engaged in the arts become greater thinkers and learners. MacLaren VanGo programs offer unique opportunities for students to meet and work with professional visual artists in the classroom and virtually. Students participate in meaningful cross-curricular activities that encourage creativity, skills development, and visual literacy, nurturing their appreciation of visual art and celebrating their strengths and abilities. VanGo artists are highly qualified, experienced art instructors dedicated to inspiring creativity in all students.
All 2023/2024 VanGo programs are offered in both virtual and in-person formats!