Get smart about art with hands-on workshops at your local art museum! Lessons put a kid-friendly twist on our current exhibitions, offering an inspiring starting point to build an impressive portfolio of artworks. Participants will develop their creative and technical abilities while working with a range of artistic mediums. Plenty of one-on-one guidance allows program activities to be adapted to each child's skills and interests.
Drawing: Foundations to New Frontiers
- Saturdays, 13 October – 1 December 2018 (8 weeks)
For beginners and novices alike, this program reviews the foundational techniques and mediums of drawing through traditional hands-on exercises, then builds toward new approaches to drawing inspired by contemporary artists.
Registration closes: 9 October 2018
Painting: Beyond the Basics
- Saturdays, 19 January – 9 March 2019 (8 weeks)
Take your paintings to a new level as we push the limits of making art with watercolours, acrylics and oil paints. Staff will work with students to develop painting projects that are targeted to their individual interests and abilities. Each participant will produce a large completed canvas, along with other surprise projects.
Registration closes: 11 January 2019
Sculpture: The Greatest Hits
- Saturdays, 13 April – 1 June 2019 (8 weeks)
We’re bringing back the hits! For this program, participants will get to explore some of the best-loved ways of working in three dimensions by making their own series of sculptures. From hand-building with clay and casting plaster sculptures to sewing soft sculptures and assembling found materials into free-standing towers, participants will expand their understanding of sculpture and its many creative possibilities.
Registration closes: 5 April 2019
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 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.