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 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.

October 31

Exquisite Corpse

Exquisite Corpse is an art game created by Dada artists in the early 20th century. In our edition, use relief printmaking techniques to create hybrid animals and monsters in time for Halloween night!

November 7

Painted Portraits

Look in the mirror, what do you see? Take a good look at yourself in this class as we learn how to paint our likenesses. Be inspired by Expressionist artists featured in Gallery before trying your hand at your own self-portrait.

November 14

Clay Sculpture

What can you do with clay? Find out this week as we work with one of our favourite art materials! Learn about armatures, structure and building techniques then use your hands or the tools provided to create a clay sculpture of your own.

November 21

Print, Paint, Draw!

Sketch in Gallery before creating and cutting your own stencils. Layer them to make a series of exciting print works. Add details using markers, paint and cut paper to make your work truly unique!

November 28

Mail Art

Look for inspiration in your mailbox and learn more about correspondence art. In this class you will create a series of cards and envelopes, add postage, and then wait for the mail to arrive!

December 5

Moody Masterpieces

How are you feeling today? Find some moody inspiration in the gallery and express yourself in paint as we mix, combine, drag, and create in this colourful class.

December 12


Look for patterns and repetition in Gallery before heading to the studio to make your own tessellations (patterns that fit perfectly together without any spaces). Carve a stamp, ink it with your favourite colour and carefully place on a piece of paper to transfer your design. Repeat until your masterpiece is complete!

December 19

Comic Creations

Bring your stories to life in comic book form. In Gallery sketching will help you find inspiration for characters, setting, action and more. In the studio, further develop your story using markers, ink and paint to create your very own comic book.

December 26

No Class

Happy Holidays! We are taking a break this week. Please join us in the New Year for doodles and oodles more!