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 14
  • $233 ($275 for non-members)

Drawing: Experiments with Line

  • 15 October – 3 December 2016

For beginner and intermediate artists, this program will teach students techniques for drawing with charcoal, conté, watercolour crayon, pastel, and double-ended markers.

Painting: Playing with Perspective

  • 4 February – 25 March 2017

Create the illusion of depth and space in your paintings to add to their realism—or absurdity! Kids will learn to make one-, two- and three-point perspective paintings, worm's eye view and bird's eye view paintings.

Paper: This is Tear-able

  • 22 April – 10 June 2017

Discover the versatility of paper as an artistic medium with projects such as torn collages, folded relief sculptures and more. Students will also venture into experimental territory by making their own paper and natural inks, and trying out marbling techniques.



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.