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Public Programs - Adult

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 tailor-made and one-off watercolour, pastel and printmaking workshops for groups of ten to thirty. Book an afternoon of creative fun for your group at the McMichael!

We are especially excited to be hosting a Symposium, sponsored by the US Consulate in Toronto, which will provide a forum for Canadian and American scholars to re-examine Lawren Harris’s artistic career in the context of prevailing modernist and spiritual currents. More information in the event listing, and the itinerary and registration form are in the links below.

Lawren Harris and Modernity - Symposium Itinerary

Registration Form for the Symposium

Featured Programming

Requires Registration Hands-on

Intro to Painting with Andrew Sookrah

Fridays, March 24 to May 19 (8 classes; no class on April 14), 6 – 9 pm

This introductory class is geared toward those who would like to express their creativity through painting in various mediums and through skill-building exercises.

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Free with Admission

Matinée Francophone - Higher States: Lawren Harris and His American Contemporaries

Saturday March 25 at 10 a.m.

A petit déjeuner followed by a guided tour in French of the Higher States exhibition, which focuses on Lawren Harris’s spiritual and artistic explorations during the 1930s and 40s, and his involvement in the Transcendental Painting Group.

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Requires Registration

Non-Objective Painting in Acrylic with Lila Lewis Irving

Saturday, May 27 to Sunday, May 28, 10 am – 4:30 pm

This class will concentrate on studies in design, composition, and values. You will be equipped with the skills to create expressive, yet structured, non-objective paintings full of life and spirit.
Part of Master Classes

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You can also pre-book your very own guided tour for groups of 15 or more. More info

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