Studio classes and workshops for all ages and all skill levels are offered year-round, with a special emphasis on children's classes during the summer and March Break, and classes for adults on weekends and evenings. Creative thinking and problem solving are crucial to success in all areas of life; the art gallery provides a pleasant, accepting location to develop and practice these skills.

Registration for all of our art classes and workshops is now  online.  If you need any help registering or would like to pay in person, stop by the Gallery or the Peach King Centre and staff would be happy to help set up an account or register you for a program.  Gallery members should contact the Gallery before paying to receive their membership discount.

Saturday classes for kids

Creative Drawing & Painting for Ages 8+

Instructor:  Lindsay Liboiron

Session 1:  Saturdays, October 20 - November 17

Session 2:  Saturdays, February 2 - March 9* (no class February 16)     

Times: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Fee:  $75 per session

Learn new tips and strategies used by artists and work out your ideas with a variety of wet and dry media. Inspiring projects and resources to help young artists get self-directed to make and express ideas.

Cartoon Tag for Ages 7+

Instructor:  Hannah Bronowicki

Dates: Saturdays, February 2 - March 9* (no class February 16)

Times: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Fee:  $75

Make a series of cartoons, build cartoon sculptures, craft cartoon scenes, make cartoon games. It’s non-stop cartoon action with weekly theme tags and speech balloon jokes.

 ARTexpress for Ages 5-9

Session 1:  Saturdays, February 2 - March 2

Session 1:  Saturdays, March 23 - April 20

Times:  10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Fee:  $75          

Draw, Sculpt & Paint Imagination Creations in this multi-media exploration. Work from imagination and a few of your favourite things to discover how to build creative ideas into masterpieces.

Afterschool classes for kids

Creator Studios for Ages 5-8

Session 1:  Tuesdays, November 6 - December 4

Session 2:  Tuesdays, January 22 - February 19 

Times: 4:00 - 5:15 p.m.

Fees:  $63 per session

Draw, paint, sculpt and craft creator projects that are fun opportunities to make and take art that will build confidence, expand curiosity and critical thinking.  Make room for the masterpieces.

Master Art Makers for Ages 8-14

Session 1:  Thursdays, November  8 - December 6

Session 2:  Thursdays, January 24 - February 21

Times: 4:00 -5:15 p.m.

Fees:  $63 per session

Build skills, learn techniques in sculpting with clay, sketching with dry and wet media. Make and take something new each week.

Workshops and PA days for kids

PA Day Makers for Ages 5+

Dates:

  • Friday, October 5
  • Friday, November 16
  • Friday, January 18

Times: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Fee: $5/date

Join the Magical Creators in this hour of Crafty fun. Learn & Make new art projects each session. Sign up today to avoid disappointment as space is limited - maximum 15 students.

Holiday Elf Workshop for Ages 5+

Date: Saturday, December 8

Time: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Fee: $26 

Christmas Cheer and Jolly Elf creations will be made to decorate your tree, gifts or to cherish. Project examples will be on display this fall at the GPAG.

Sketching Creators 2 day Workshop

Dates:  Saturday, January 19 and 26 

Times:  1:30 - 3:00 p.m. 

Fee:  $39 (for both days)

Become part of the GPAG art club. People, playful objects, imagination and techniques will be combined to create imaginative works to inspire continued sketching.

Art programs for teens

 Teen development Program

Session 1:  Saturdays, October 20 - November 17                

Session 2:  Saturdays, February 2 - March 9* (no class February 16)

Times:  3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Fee:  $75  per session                

Begin creating a small portfolio of your new work. Learn how to use sketches to develop ideas, practice working through a series of related works and how to present the finished work.  Project scopes will blend student’s themes with the media techniques presented each day.  Techniques include drawing, printmaking, collage & wet media.

One day workshops for adults

Watercolour Holiday Card Paintings Workshop

Instructor:  Flora Hutterer

Date:  Sunday, November 4

Times:  1:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Fee:  $49 

Explore the beauty of watercolour magic and create hand-made gifts to send to friends and family.

Art classes for adults

Life and Costume Drawing with Starter Instruction

Instructor:  Sandra Mercuri

Dates:  Thursdays, November 8, 15, 22, 29, December 6 

Times:  6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Fee: $120 

3 weeks of instruction, 2 weeks open studio style.

If you are looking to begin drawing in open studios but need to know where to start, how to work through timed poses, and develop a range of stylistic approaches – this is for you. Experienced studio sketchers can continue to go at their own pace with a refresher review.

School Programming

Many schools are regular visitors to the gallery, coming for exhibition tours, skill-based workshops or combinations of both. We have numerous curriculum-based programs to offer and make a special effort to work with the educators in our community to adjust our programs to the needs of individual classes. Outreach programs are also available; an experienced artist instructor can teach many techniques in your classroom. Special outreach workshops that are designed to work with our Art in the Schools program of mini-exhibitions are also available.

Please contact the Gallery if you would like a copy of our Elementary or Secondary Education Guide sent to you or if you would like to inquire about booking a visit.

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