Saturday Art Smarts


Get smart about art with hands-on workshops at your local art museum! Lessons put a kid-friendly twist on pieces from Oakville Galleries' permanent collection, offering an inspiring starting point for children to work on building an impressive portfolio of artworks. Participants will develop their creative and technical abilities while working with a range of artistic mediums. Pour les descriptions des programmes en français, cliquez ici.

  • Ages 6 to 10 and 10 to 14
  • $233 ($275 for non-members)

Drawing: Line It Up

  • Saturdays, 14 October – 2 December 2017 (8 weeks)

With an emphasis on drawing projects made with traditional and unusual tools, participants will take inspiration from the Galleries' FASTWÜRMS exhibition to expand into projects that embrace texture, collage and sculpture.

Registration closed.

Painting: Brush It Out

  • Saturdays, 20 January – 10 March 2018 (8 weeks)

Looking at the work of painter Allison Katz for inspiration, participants will make their own artworks using watercolours, acrylics and oil paints. Incorporating elements of abstraction and surrealism, participants will create paintings that focus on different types of brushwork, form, colour, and the use of contrasting motifs.

Registration closed.

Textiles: Weave It Through

  • Saturdays, 21 April – 9 June 2018 (8 weeks)

Silky, fuzzy, smooth and rough—discover the wonderfully tactile world of textile art! Through the use of various textile mediums, participants will learn about creating patterns, making a piece of wearable art, weaving a wall hanging, sewing collages, and more.

Registration closed.



Ages 6 to 10: Saturdays, 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Ages 10 to 14: Saturdays, 1:00 pm–3:00 pm


All classes are held in the Education Centre at Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens, 1306 Lakeshore Road East, located 2 km east of downtown Oakville.

What to bring

Campers are welcome to bring snacks and drinks for each class (no nuts, please). Refillable water bottles are highly recommended. Indoor and outdoor clothing and footwear that can endure both messy fun and outdoor play are encouraged. Please bring a change of clean shoes to wear indoors in bad weather. Smocks are not provided. All art materials are supplied by Oakville Galleries

Cancellation policy

Cancellation with a refund must be applied for at least 7 days before your child's program begins. Refunds are subject to a $15 administrative fee. There are no refunds for cancellations requested less than 7 days before the program begins, or for extended care. Please allow 2-4 weeks for refunds by cheque.


In the event that a participant is unable to attend a scheduled class during the program, make-up dates, refunds or credits will not be provided.