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.

Summer Art Camps

July to August 2021

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.

  • Ages 6 to 12

The Art of Story Time in Gairloch Gardens

14 July and 11 August, 2021

Bring your little one to Oakville Galleries' Gairloch Gardens to explore art and enjoy story time! In partnership with the Oakville Public Library, join us as we stroll amongst the roses on the lakeside, using the surrounding sculptures within the garden as inspiration for an engaging and toddler friendly art activity.

  • Parents/guardians and children (0 to 4 years)

Online Youth Watercolour Workshop

2 May 2021

In collaboration with the Town of Oakville's National Youth Week initiative, Oakville Galleries is excited to offer a free virtual watercolour workshop! Come join us on Zoom as we learn new watercolour skills and celebrate the colours of Spring. Participants will explore techniques to create beautiful landscape paintings, or still life masterpieces of blossoms.

  • Ages 11+

Online Youth Zine Workshop

28 November 2021

Oakville Galleries is excited to offer a free art workshop where we learn to make our own zines! In conjunction with Two Truths and a Lie, come join us on Zoom as we learn about how art can explore self-expression, stories, real or fictional, and most importantly, creativity!

  • Ages 11+

Little Artists

19 January 2022

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 lesson and story.

  • Ages 4 to 7