family programs

Family Art Workshop

16 October 2021

Bring the whole family to Oakville Galleries for a free art workshop inspired by the works seen in our fall exhibition Two Truths and a Lie.

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En Plein Air in Gairloch Gardens

Sunday 15 August, 2021

Bring the whole family to Oakville Galleries for a free outdoor art workshop working en plein air likes the Impressionists! Participants will make their own sketchbooks and create beautiful artworks inspired by the beautiful lakeside views, inspiring sculptures, plants and flowers of Gairloch Gardens.

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All Ages Online Workshop: Yarn Painting

Saturday 27 March 2021

Join textile and fibre artist Ixchel Suarez as we learn the art of yarn painting. Taking inspiration from Huichol art, participants will learn how to create symbolic and colourful designs while learning the traditional technique of using thread as colour application. All ages are welcome and participants age 5 and under require adult assistance.

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Online Family Art Workshop: Sustainable Dye

Sunday 7 March 2021

Come join digital textile artist and educator, Khadija Aziz for a free art workshop. Using everyday pantry materials within your home such as tea, coffee, blueberries and turmeric, participants will learn how to create their own sustainable and natural dyes while following the Shibori tie-dyeing technique.

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Home Studio: take five!

29 April 2021

Take a break and re-energize with a series of quick and easy art-making activities. These simple projects are a great way to exercise your mind and bring some creativity to your day!

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Home Studio: Family Day

15 February 2021

Create, engage, share! Come join Oakville Galleries' Education Officer, Erica for an inspiring art activity that can be done with the entire family. Participants will learn how to create wax resist paintings using crayons and watercolour paints.

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Online Family Art Workshop

13 December 2020

Join Oakville Galleries on Zoom for a free art workshop inspired by the winter season! Using accessible materials within your home, participants will learn drawing and painting techniques to create their own beautiful snowy landscape masterpieces.

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Online Family Art Workshop

1 November 2020

Come join Oakville Galleries on Zoom for a free art workshop inspired by the work of Elizabeth McIntosh! Select images of paintings on display within the Elizabeth McIntosh: Show Up exhibition will be highlighted and used as inspiration to create colourful collages.

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Family Workshop with Izzy Powis

17 February 2020

Bring the whole family and enjoy an afternoon of artmaking this Family Day with Izzy Powis, who works closely with exhibiting artist Tau Lewis. Following a brief walkthrough of Lewis' show, Powis will lead participants in a hands-on patchwork workshop, using found and foraged fabrics to explore how recycled materials can be readily transformed into terrific artworks.

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Family Art Workshop

17 November 2019

Bring the whole family to Oakville Galleries for a free drop-in art workshop inspired by the work of exhibiting artist Georgia Dickie!

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Family Art Workshop

25 August 2019

Bring the whole family to Oakville Galleries for a free art workshop inspired by the work of Iris Häussler as seen in Material Tells.

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Family Art Workshop

26 May 2019

Drawing inspiration from Oakville Galleries' spring exhibition by Pio Abad, participants will create postcards to distribute to friends, family, or perhaps even other visitors!

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Family Open Studio

16 March 2019

As part of Belong Oakville—an annual community-wide event organized by the Oakville Community Foundation—Oakville Galleries is opening its Education Centre for an afternoon of family friendly art activities. All are welcome to drop in and explore!

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Family Art Workshop

18 February 2019

Join us for a free family workshop inspired by the sculptural works of Valérie Blass. Participants will make hanging mobiles together using a variety of recycled materials.

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Family Art Workshop

18 November 2018

Bring the whole family to Oakville Galleries for a free art workshop inspired by David Hartt's exhibition. Take in a brief tour of the show, then drop by the Education Centre to help us make a stop motion animation!

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Family Art Workshop

26 August 2018

Bring the whole family to Oakville Galleries for an exhibition tour and hands-on art activity inspired by the works in our summer exhibition An Assembly of Shapes.

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Family Art Workshop

27 May 2018

Bring the whole family to Oakville Galleries for a free art workshop inspired by the work of Nadia Belerique. A parent or guardian must accompany children for the duration of their visit.

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Family Open Studio

17 March 2018

As part of Belong Oakville—a new community-wide event organized by the Oakville Community Foundation—Oakville Galleries is opening its Education Centre for an afternoon of family friendly art activities.

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DIY Ceramic Pin Workshop

4 March 2018

Try your hand at ceramics with Janet Hinkle of Hinkleville Handmade. This afternoon pin-making workshop will cover the basics of hand-building with clay.

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Family Art Workshop

19 February 2018

Bring the whole family to Oakville Galleries for a short exhibition tour and hands-on art activity inspired by the work of Allison Katz.

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Family Art Workshop

1 October 2017

Bring the whole family to Oakville Galleries for a short exhibition tour and hands-on art activity inspired by the work of FASTWÜRMS.

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Family Art Workshop

23 July 2017

Bring the whole family to Oakville Galleries for an exhibition tour and hands-on art activity inspired by the artworks in our summer exhibition Propped.

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Family Art Workshop

23 April 2017

Learn how to turn a sock into a soft sculpture sea creature. Drop by for a tour of Cosima von Bonin's ocean-themed works, then join us in our studio to create “socktopus" sculptures.

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Family Art Workshop

20 February 2017

This Family Day, join our animateurs for a free exhibition tour and hands-on art activity inspired by the work of Etel Adnan.

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Doors Open Oakville: Open Book

26 & 27 September 2015

Learn about the past, present and future of Oakville Galleries and take part in a family-friendly, book-themed art workshop this weekend.

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Family Art Workshop

2 October 2016

Drop by Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens for a short exhibition tour and free mobile-making art activity inspired by the work of Zin Taylor.

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Family Day Printmaking Workshop

16 February 2015

This Family Day, parents and children are invited to join artists from Oakville Galleries for a free printmaking workshop at Joshua's Creek Arenas.

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