Year-round, the gallery offers a range of educational and creative programs for adults. Attend a curator's lecture, take a guided tour of the collection, special exhibitions or our grounds, or get creative in a hands-on studio course. Register early, as space is limited.
We also offer watercolour, pastel and printmaking workshops for groups of ten to thirty. Book an afternoon of creative fun for your group at the McMichael!
A registration fee applies to all adult programs. Register early, as space is limited.
Shorelines, Spring Break Up, Watercolour Painting with Marlene Madole
Saturday, April 18 to Sunday, April 19, 10 am to 4:30 pm (two classes)
This class will focus on painting the spring break up on the river using transparent paints and wet-on-wet washes, as well as building with the techniques of glazing and direct painting.
Contemporary Landscape, Acrylic Painting with John Leonard
Saturday, May 2 to Sunday, May 3, 10 am to 4:30 pm, (two classes)
An internationally exhibiting artist and experienced professional, John Leonard places great emphasis on personal style development while providing solid technical instruction based on painting demonstrations and in-gallery discussion.
Power Painting, Acrylic Painting with Steve Rose
Saturday, June 20 to Sunday, June 21, 10 am to 4:30 pm (two classes)
This workshop will focus on strong colour, bold composition, and the dynamic energy of contemporary acrylic painting.
You can also pre-book your very own guided tour for groups of 15 or more. More info