Programming information for Schools can be found at the bottom of this page.

Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are not currently holding any in person art classes and workshops.  We are working on a series of online project prompts to keep you creative and connected to the art community. 

Creative Community Projects

GPAG is working to help keep community connections alive through creativity programs and partnerships.  Well-being and caring for ourselves and others is at the core of the planned art activities available online.

Puppet Creations with Angelina

Angelina completed a virtual work term with us as part of her Teachers College experience. She will be offering a Theatre Arts & Crafts Summer Program at GPAG this coming August! Subscribe to our Newsletter to learn more about gallery events, programs, exhibition and Gallery Shop highlights.

Download the puppeteers guide here!

 Puppet Creation

Puppet Creations with Angelina

A girl wearing a facemask holding a white sock puppet with a red cape in front of a table full of craft supplies and an easel with a drawing of a sock puppet

Watch the YouTube instructional video here:  https://youtu.be/BOC1Q9F2qV0

Download the puppeteers guide here!

Get some tips and ideas on how to make a sock puppet with a mouth-plate and moveable arms. Adding these structural parts will make puppetry even more fun as you bring your puppet character alive.

Want to make a sock puppet? You will need:

  • One long sock (but making a pair is even more fun!)
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks or - white glue and some patience
  • 2 wood dowels or BBQ skewers or straws (for the arm wands)
  • 2 lengths of ribbon 8" each
  • Lots of fun crafty bits to choose from like - pom poms, fabric scraps, felt, googly eyes, fun foam, pipecleaners, buttons, feathers, yarn....

Work with what you have and be creative! 

 Puppetry: Movement and Voice 

Puppetry: Movement and Voice with Angelina

A girl wearing a facemask holding a white sock puppet with a red cape in front of a table full of craft supplies

Watch the YouTube instructional video here:  https://youtu.be/a6tDg_1K8Gk

Download the puppeteers guide here!

Get started with some beginner puppetry skills to bring your puppet alive with our student teacher Angelina.

Practice your lip-syncing and making your puppet move its arms, head and body to develop its character and expressive story.

 Puppet Ideas: Stages and Sets 

Puppet Ideas: Stages and Sets with Angelina

A girl wearing a facemask holding a white sock puppet with a red cape behind a white bristol board stage decorated with red and yellow starbursts and pink orange and green planets

Watch the YouTube instructional video here: https://youtu.be/K59-qNUGiD8

Download the puppeteers guide here!

Join our student teacher Angelina to learn about Puppet Stages, set designs and have a little fun with your sock puppet theater.

To make a stage for your puppets - be creative and build with what you have. There is no limit to possibilities when you let yourself play with ideas! 

Llama and Kitten Weaving Kits

  carboard cutout of a cartoon llama and kitten with woven yarn blanket and sweater in bright yarn colours

Call 905-945-3246 or e-mail gpag@grimsby.ca to arrange a pick-up time for your free llama or kitten activity kit or download the PDF instructions to make your own at home! 

Please note: Accessible documents can be made available upon request gpag@grimsby.ca

Zentangle Style Christmas Trees

  zentangle christmas tree

YouTube link:  Caring Community Cards: Zentangle Christmas Tree Tutorial
Download the Zentangle Christmas Tree PDF instructions

Please note: Accessible documents can be made available upon request gpag@grimsby.ca

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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.

* Please note: during the summer months the Gallery is unable to process debit cards; we can manually enter credit card information.  The Peach King Centre is set up for both debit and credit payments year-round.

Saturday classes for kids

Afterschool classes for kids

Spark-Art Workshops and PA days for kids

March Break and Summer Camps

One day workshops for adults

Art classes for adults

Free events for Adults

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.

Download a PDF version of our Elementary Education Guide or contact the Gallery if you require a copy in a different format, would like to know about Secondary Education programming options or if you would like to inquire about booking a visit.

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