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

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

Creative Makers for Ages 8-14

Session:  This class will return in the Fall

Times:

Fee:  $

It’s time to stretch your creative tool box and expand your skills with mixed medias. Learn a technique and then make your artistic mark with a range of projects that support your new knowledge. Draw, Paint, Print, Sculpt and Mix your ideas with great materials and tools.

ARTexpress for Ages 5-9

Session:  This class will return in the Fall

Times: 

Fee:   $        

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:  This class will return in the Fall

Times:

Fee:  $

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:  This class will return in the Fall

Times:

Fee:  $

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 5-12

Dates:  This class will return in the Fall

Times:

Fee: $

 

Summer Art Camps for kids

 Summer Creator camps

Express yourself with our flexible summer sessions and partnered programs.  Our small group setting offers friendly, supportive and creative learning environment.  All materials included.  

 

 Potions Class - July 2-5

Potions Class

Ages: 5-14

Time: 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Fee: $77

Magical creativity awaits for young artists wanting to find out what happens when you mix different art materials together with water, salt, shaving cream, baby oil and wax. This non-toxic exploration of art supplies can turn into magical elements to use as we make art! Join the magical explorations at GPAG studio.

 Cartoon Studio - July 8-12

Cartoon Studio

Ages: 8-14

Time: 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Fee: $96

Draw, paint, and sculpt cartoons and make a comic book. Funny creative projects that explore learning about cartoon styles - people, animals, objects, aliens and so much more! If you like cartoons, you will like creating with us all week at the GPAG studio.

 3D Creator Studio - July 15-19

3D Creator Studio

Ages: 7-14

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Fee: $96

Let's get building, shaping, texturing, and exploring all about sculpture and design in 3-D and relief art. Explore clay, plasticine, plaster and assemblage art.

 Stop Motion Commotion Film School - July 15-19

Stop Motion Commotion Film School

Ages: 8-14

Time: 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Fee: $60

Join the Gallery and Library program partners for this film class. Learn to be the design production, film crew and the lead actor as you explore the elements of stop action filmmaking! Work with GPAG art instructors and GPL tech director to make your debut short film!

 GPAG Imagination Station - July 22-26

GPAG Imagination Station

Ages: 5-9

Time: 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Fee: $96

Kids will create wild ideas and learn the foundations to new art materials and tools each day. Clay, Paint, Collage and Cartoon fun will be explored. Group discussions will develop connection about wonder and idea building. Magical, creative fun every day.

 Global Village Art - August 6-9

Global Village Art

Ages: 5-12

Time: 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Fee: $77

Young artists will make masks, animal figures, musical rain-sticks and dream catchers that celebrate the beauty and artistry found around the world. Colour, texture and shape will evolve cultural themes into works of art.

 Street Art - Big Bold Graffiti Art Fun - Aug 12-16

Street Art - Big and Small, Fun and Bold!

Ages: 8-14

Time: 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Fee: $96

Kids can make some collage, print and painted panels to hang in the lobby, in the gardens and create chalk drawing illusions on the sidewalk of GPAG! Everyday fun with funky, fun art as kids learn the beauty and boldness of street art styles.

  

 Culture Camps

Join the GPAG and the Recreation Department for full day camps that balance recreation activities and artistic creativity!  Campers will spend their morning at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery doing a variety of culture activities with Gallery staff, then spend the afternoon with Camp Leaders, swimming at the Grimsby Lions Pool and playing outdoor or indoor games before finishing up at the Peach King Centre (travel by bus).

 Passport Artists - July 8-12

Passport Artists

Ages: 6-13

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Fee: $160

Extended Care:  7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. $41

Fill your passport with culture, fun, trivia and inspiration as we move around the world with drawing, painting, and sculptures that highlight animals, landscapes and famous locations

 Planet Artworks - July 22-26

Planet Artworks

Ages: 6-13

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Fee: $160

Extended Care:  7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. $41

Step into a creative conversation with nature. Let's make environmental Artscapes and transform beautiful bits of nature with assemblage, painting, drawing and land art installations. Nature is all around us to explore and inspire fun art projects.

 Oh CANADA Artist - July 29-August 2

Oh CANADA Artist

Ages: 6-13

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Fee: $160

Extended Care:  7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. $41

Explore the country's best features and diverse culture from the great white north to the beaches of P.E.I. Join us at GPAG and paint a Canadian landscape, sculpt a wild Canadian animal and make a Mega-Canuck cartoon joke book and more! Everyday Canadian creativity!

 Rainforest Trekking - August 19-23

Rainforest Trekking

Ages: 6-13

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Fee: $160

Extended Care:  7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. $41

Create art based on creatures, botany and the science found under a rainforest canopy. Frogs, lizards, parrots, snakes, lemurs, sloths, jaguar, alligators, monkeys and more will inspire this week of creative art fun!

 Junior Culture Camp 

JR Culture Camp - Happy Campers Art Attack! 

August 12-16

Ages: 4-6

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Fee: $160

Let's explore the wonderful wild world of camping. Fireflies, forest creatures, camping jokes and beautiful landscapes will inspire our art and crafts projects made at the GPAG studio campground! 

Art programs for teens

 

 

One day workshops for adults

 

 

Art classes for adults

Sketching with Expression

Sketching with Expression

Instructor: Sandra Mercuri

Dates:  Tuesdays June 25, July 2, 9 (3 classes)

Times:  6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Fee: $70 Some materials for in class use provided.

Beginners are WELCOME! Are you wanting to sketch but don’t know where to start and think you have to be artistic? Drawing is for everyone! Sandra will help you understand the simple foundation to easy sketching, and practical approaches to exploring ideas and translating objects and images onto paper. This session is a fun and relaxing approach to exploring the joy of creating and expressing ideas and images. Pencil, pen, pencil crayon and colour washes will be explored.

 

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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