Art Gallery of Alberta

Kids Classes

AGA Art Classes are offered throughout the year and provide students the opportunity to engage with the art at the AGA through hands-on, brains-on art projects! Art Classes and Camps are led by professional artists and art educators in the Singhmar Centre for Art Education. These classes provide an opportunity for students to experiment, take chances and participate in an open dialogue about art in a fun and low-pressure environment.

Kids 3-5
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Registered Weekend Art Classes
Saturday Mornings: 10-11:30 am
$100/$90 AGA Members

Session II
Mar 11 – Apr 22, 2017 (no class Apr 15)

Family studio: Time for Art!
Students aged 3-5 years
CLASS FULL

Artists have always had an interest in recording their time and place. In this studio, we will work with a variety of 2D materials including paint, ink, paper and techniques such as photography and printmaking to create a visual journal of our present day.

This class is now full. Please check back soon for registration information regarding our Session III Family Studio later this spring.

 

Kids 6-8

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Registered Weekend Art Classes
Saturday Mornings: 10-11:30 am
$100/$90 AGA Members

Session II
Mar 11 – Apr 22, 2017 (no class Apr 15)

Image Makers
Students aged 6-8 years

Inspired by our newest exhibition Clocks for Seeing, we explore fun, hands on photographic concepts like composition, lighting alongside creative camera techniques. We’ll investigate old film technology and discover new ways to layer and create images using paint and drawing materials. Bring a camera to keep and edit your images.

Saturday Open Studio | Drop-in classes for ages 6-12
Saturdays afternoons: 1-3 pm
Cost: $15

Paint, sculpt, draw and design! Each Saturday, get inspired and make some art in these fun drop-in sessions. Through play and creative experiments, Saturday Open Studio offers opportunities to get your hands messy in a relaxed, informal environment.

  • All materials and supplies are included
  • Spots can only be purchased on the day-of, in person or over the phone, during regular Guest Services hours.
  • Saturday Open Studio is a “drop-in class”, but class capacity is limited. First come, first served.

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MARCH

March 04 | Touch Lab

We are often told not to touch art—why? Anna Szul invites us to see how art is impacted by touch over time in our current exhibition, Touch Lab. This Saturday Session is inspired by touch – where will it take your artwork? Roll up your sleeves and use your hands to find out!

March 11 | Let’s Move

How do artists incorporate movement into their artwork? Visit our current exhibitions to find out! Back in the studio, use and show movement in your own work.

March 18 | Light and Value

What is “value” in art? How do artists use light in their artwork? Experiment with a variety of media, including graphite, charcoal, and watercolour as you create your own value scales. Next, put your skills to work as you create a monochromatic masterpiece!

March 25 | Spring into Art

Spring Break is here! What does spring mean to you? Swirl, snip, and switch as you work across a variety of media to create a spring-inspired masterpiece inspired by some of the lines, shapes, colours, and textures currently on display at your AGA.

APRIL

April 01 | Artful April Fool’s

Mix and match today as you build off each other’s artwork and ideas. Don’t be afraid to be bold as you create something silly!

April 08 | Art Texts

What do you think is more powerful – images or words? Where do we see art and text together? Integrate found materials into your art today as you fuse art and text together!

April 15 | Easter Long Weekend

We are taking a break for the long weekend. See you next week!

April 22 | Moody Masks

How do artists create mood in their work? Get inspired by our current exhibitions. Back in the studio, bring your mood to life by creating your very own mood mask!

April 29 | Sculptural Session

What is the difference between a relief sculpture, and sculpture in the round? Explore the huge relief texture walls in Touch Lab and consider some of our sculpture in the round before creating your own sculptural masterpiece.

Kids 9-12
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Registered Weekend Art Classes
Saturday Mornings: 10-11:30 am
$100/$90 AGA Members

Session II
Mar 11 – Apr 22, 2017 (no class Apr 15)

Animation
Students aged 9–12 years

Gather inspiration and ideas in the Gallery before working with analog and digital animation techniques in this class that never quits. Work with storyboarding, illustration techniques, and computer technology in order to create your own series of animation-inspired works of art.

Saturday Open Studio | Drop-in classes for ages 6-12
Saturdays afternoons: 1-3 pm
Cost: $15

Paint, sculpt, draw and design! Each Saturday, get inspired and make some art in these fun drop-in sessions. Through play and creative experiments, Saturday Open Studio offers opportunities to get your hands messy in a relaxed, informal environment.

  • All materials and supplies are included
  • Spots can only be purchased on the day-of, in person or over the phone, during regular Guest Services hours.
  • Saturday Open Studio is a “drop-in class”, but class capacity is limited. First come, first served.

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MARCH

March 04 | Touch Lab

We are often told not to touch art—why? Anna Szul invites us to see how art is impacted by touch over time in our current exhibition, Touch Lab. This Saturday Session is inspired by touch – where will it take your artwork? Roll up your sleeves and use your hands to find out!

March 11 | Let’s Move

How do artists incorporate movement into their artwork? Visit our current exhibitions to find out! Back in the studio, use and show movement in your own work.

March 18 | Light and Value

What is “value” in art? How do artists use light in their artwork? Experiment with a variety of media, including graphite, charcoal, and watercolour as you create your own value scales. Next, put your skills to work as you create a monochromatic masterpiece!

March 25 | Spring into Art

Spring Break is here! What does spring mean to you? Swirl, snip, and switch as you work across a variety of media to create a spring-inspired masterpiece inspired by some of the lines, shapes, colours, and textures currently on display at your AGA.

APRIL

April 01 | Artful April Fool’s

Mix and match today as you build off each other’s artwork and ideas. Don’t be afraid to be bold as you create something silly!

April 08 | Art Texts

What do you think is more powerful – images or words? Where do we see art and text together? Integrate found materials into your art today as you fuse art and text together!

April 15 | Easter Long Weekend

We are taking a break for the long weekend. See you next week!

April 22 | Moody Masks

How do artists create mood in their work? Get inspired by our current exhibitions. Back in the studio, bring your mood to life by creating your very own mood mask!

April 29 | Sculptural Session

What is the difference between a relief sculpture, and sculpture in the round? Explore the huge relief texture walls in Touch Lab and consider some of our sculpture in the round before creating your own sculptural masterpiece.