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.

Weekend Art Classes

Weekend Art Classes Session Four

September 12–October 24, 2015 (no class October 10)

Saturdays, 10–11:30am

Family Studio: Paint & Play!
Students aged 3-5 years
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What do splash, drip, drizzle, push, scrape, dance have in common? Find out in this exciting family studio session! Play with paint, movement and colour then experiment with surface and scale to challenge our ideas of “painting”.

Light & Shadow
Students aged 6-8 years
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Drawing inspiration from the theatre and the dramatic works in Illuminations: Italian Baroque Masterpieces in Canadian Collections, create a series of masterworks using materials such as clay, paint, photography & video. Participate in improv games and movement activities, and then play with lighting and shadow effects to give your artwork an air of mystery and intrigue.

Design Lab
Students aged 9-12 years
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What is design? Find the answer in the class dedicated to the process of design. In studio, experiment with art materials and technology to create prototypes and 3D works of art. Blend visual art techniques and design thinking strategies then work collaboratively to realize a final installation.

Weekend Art Classes Session Five

November 7–December 12, 2015

Saturdays, 10–11:30am

Family Studio: 1, 2, 3 Print!
Students aged 3-5 years
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Explore multiples in art through a variety of printmaking and photographic activities that illuminate the magic of these processes. Visit the galleries for inspiration before creating your own exciting prints in the studio. Learn about monotypes, relief printing, collography and more!

Express yourself!
Students aged 6-8 years
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Explore 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.

Students aged 9-12 years
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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

2015 Saturday Open Studio

Drop-in classes for kids aged 6-12
Singhmar Centre for Art Education
Saturdays, 1-3 pm
Cost: $15

Paint, sculpt, draw and design! Each Saturday, explore art-making and inspiring ideas in these fun drop-in sessions. Through play and creative experiments, Saturday Open Studio offers opportunities to get your hands messy and create 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.

June 6

Layered Landscapes

Join us as we take a last look inside the world of DaveandJenn: No End. Once we’re inspired, we’ll head down to the studio to play with paint, ink, and acetate as we create our own whimsical 3D worlds.

June 13

Adventures in Technicolour

Let’s talk colour. Explore the gallery and learn from beloved Canadian painter Jack Bush. We’ll explore the magic of colour mixing before heading downstairs to compose and create our own amazing abstract paintings.

June 20

Puppet Party

Meet some new friends in The World of Boo and join us as we dream up and build unique puppets to play with at home. Who will you add to your cast of characters?

June 27

Shadow Play

Get inspired by the masters in Illuminations: Italian Baroque Masterworks in Canadian Collections before experimenting with dramatic light and shadow in the studio. We will play with photography, pastels, and charcoal to create our own illuminated masterpieces.

Join us on Saturday, September 12, 2015 for an all new season of Open Studio!