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Drop-in Studio Workshops

Two children at a table drawing
Each week, get inspired and make art in these fun drop-in sessions.

Children ages 6–12

All materials included


Paint, sculpt, draw and design! Each Saturday, get inspired and make 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 be purchased beforehand or day-of in person or over the phone during regular Guest Services hours, or online.
  • This is a drop-in class, but class capacity is limited. First come, first served.

See below for drop-in descriptions.

Upcoming Events

Kids Drop-in: French Knitting

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Learn the basics of knitting using this simple tool and turn a piece of yarn into a marvelous sculpture. Leave your work with us to add to Luanne Martineau’s installation in our current exhibition Nests for the End of the World.

Kids Drop-in: Language of Art

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Inspired by artist Vera Gartley Rebellious: Alberta Women Artists in the 1980s, create a poem from found text; then create a simple stencil.

Kids Drop-in: Clay Pets

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Capture your pets’ likeness in clay! Learn basic clay hand building techniques before sculpting a 3D version of your favourite animal.

Kids Drop-in: Art Space

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Get cozy in our exhibition Nests for the End of the World and then, back in the studio, plan & build an architectural installation of your ideal sanctuary.

Kids Drop-in: Meet Rembrandt

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Learn from the master! Discover the art of Rembrandt, his style and influences. Draw a series of dramatic studies and selfies with a range of materials including charcoal, ink and conté.

Kids Drop-in: Robot Dance

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Visit the BMO World of Creativity: Time Travel to the Cubular Galaxy and zoom into the future. Imagine what life is like in 2045 & then, design a robot costume or space suit. Finish the class by hosting a dance party in the exhibition that is out of this world!

Kids Drop-in: Paint & Print

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Play with the idea of image transfer, moving art materials from one surface to another.  Blend painting, illustration and printmaking techniques to create one perfect image.


Monday: closed
Tuesday: 11am-5pm
Wednesday: 11am-5pm
Thursday: 11am-8pm
Friday: 11am-5pm
Saturday: 11am-5pm
Sunday: 11am-5pm


AGA members
Youth 0-17
Alberta students 18+
Out-of-province students
General admission
Seniors 65+


2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T5J 2C1