kids programs

What better environment for creative learning than your local contemporary art museum? Taught by professional artists and arts educators at our lakeside studios in Gairloch Gardens, Oakville Galleries' art classes and camps encourage children to explore the furthest reaches of their imaginations and maximize their creativity. Programs offer one-of-a-kind art making experiences, interactive tours of the Galleries' exhibitions, and outdoor recreation activities. Small classes guided by qualified art instructors ensure an inspiring setting for your children to express themselves through art.

Culture Days! Children's Sketchbook Workshop

24 September 2022

As part of Culture Days, we're offering a Children's Workshop for young artists! With their sketchbook in hand, participants will take a guided tour through Gairloch Gardens and learn how to sketch en plein air!

  • 6 to 12 years

Power Art PA Day

7 October 2022

Power your children's PA Day with energizing art activities and outdoor recreation! These full-day workshops are great for active kids curious about art, creativity and culture.

  • 6 – 12 years

Saturday Art Smarts

Saturdays, 15 October – 3 December 2022

Saturday Art programs for kids are back! Get smart about art with hands-on workshops at Oakville Galleries.

  • Ages 6 to 10

Story Time with Oakville Public Library

6 July – 24 August, 2022

Bring your little one to Oakville Galleries' Gairloch Gardens to explore art and enjoy story time, presented in partnership with the Oakville Public Library

  • Caregiver and Child (Ages 0 to 5 years)

Summer Art Camps

4 July – 19 August, 2022

Oakville Galleries' day camps offer instruction in key art-making techniques such as drawing, painting and sculpture, and then build on these fundamentals with fun-filled projects. No two campers' outputs look alike, as every activity is adapted to suit our participants' individual ideas, interests and abilities.


Little Artists

20 April 2022, 4:30 – 5:30 PM

Create, engage and share! In partnership with the Oakville Public Library, join us for an artistic journey through different art movements and styles each week with an art tutorial and added story.

  • Ages 4 to 7

2022 March Break Art Camps

This week-long camp is designed to keep kids inspired while school's out! Participants will be introduced to different art movements and make a number of varied artworks allowing them to explore new techniques and their creativity.