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 III
May 6 – June 17 (no class May 20)

Family studio: Studio Portraits
Students aged 3-5 years
Register

Who am I? What makes me unique? This session, we take a closer look at identity encompassing ourselves, our families and our community. Inspired by portraits in The Looking Glass, we’ll create a series of portraits in a variety of mediums including paint, sculpture, and photography.

 

 

Kids 6-8

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

Session III
May 6 – June 17 (no class May 20)

Express yourself!
Students aged 6-8 years
Register

Explore how a range of emotions in our current exhibitions and discover how artists use materials to express how they feel! Working with paint, printmaking techniques, and performance, create stories and expressive works of art including portraiture, sculpture and installation.

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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MAY

May 6 | Passionate Portraits

What is a portrait? What can a portrait be? Visit our current exhibition, Looking Glass, and push the limits of the genre.

May 13 | Dabble, Drizzle, Drop, and Drag!

Dabble with novel ways to apply paint; use a variety of unusual materials to drag, drop, and drip paint across your page in this messy and fun class!

May 20 | Victoria Day Long Weekend

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

May 27 | Larger than Life

Blaine Campbell is an Alberta-based artist whose work is currently on display at the Art Gallery of Alberta. Today is our last chance to spend some time with his work before the exhibition closes to make way for something exciting and new. Get inspired by his work to create your own larger than life landscapes!

JUNE

June 3 | Alberta Artists

What materials are the contemporary Alberta artists of For the Time Being using in their artwork? How do you think the art works are made? Spend some time investigating the exhibition before experimenting with materials back in the studio!

June 10 | Design Challenge

Consider Real Failure Needs no Excuse alongside The Way Things Go. In this studio session, we will experiment with everyday items and touch on ideas of failure and success as we attempt to design our own causal chain.

June 17 | Clocks for Seeing

Clocks for Seeing offers us a glimpse into the past and an opportunity to see the way things were. What inspires you in the exhibition? Use materials like ink, charcoal, or graphite to help you imagine and recreate the way things were.

June 24 | Sculpture 101

What kind of Sculpture can you find at the gallery today? Do you think it is additive or subtractive? Learn a little bit about each process before committing to one of them in this sculptural Saturday session!

NB: This is our last class as we break for the summer. See you again in the fall!

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

The next session of kids 9-12 registered art classes is TBA.

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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MAY

May 6 | Passionate Portraits

What is a portrait? What can a portrait be? Visit our current exhibition, Looking Glass, and push the limits of the genre.

May 13 | Dabble, Drizzle, Drop, and Drag!

Dabble with novel ways to apply paint; use a variety of unusual materials to drag, drop, and drip paint across your page in this messy and fun class!

May 20 | Victoria Day Long Weekend

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

May 27 | Larger than Life

Blaine Campbell is an Alberta-based artist whose work is currently on display at the Art Gallery of Alberta. Today is our last chance to spend some time with his work before the exhibition closes to make way for something exciting and new. Get inspired by his work to create your own larger than life landscapes!

JUNE

June 3 | Alberta Artists

What materials are the contemporary Alberta artists of For the Time Being using in their artwork? How do you think the art works are made? Spend some time investigating the exhibition before experimenting with materials back in the studio!

June 10 | Design Challenge

Consider Real Failure Needs no Excuse alongside The Way Things Go. In this studio session, we will experiment with everyday items and touch on ideas of failure and success as we attempt to design our own causal chain.

June 17 | Clocks for Seeing

Clocks for Seeing offers us a glimpse into the past and an opportunity to see the way things were. What inspires you in the exhibition? Use materials like ink, charcoal, or graphite to help you imagine and recreate the way things were.

June 24 | Sculpture 101

What kind of Sculpture can you find at the gallery today? Do you think it is additive or subtractive? Learn a little bit about each process before committing to one of them in this sculptural Saturday session!

NB: This is our last class as we break for the summer. See you again in the fall!