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.
Artist Talk: Colour of the River Running Through Us Thom Sokoloski in conversation with Shawn Micallef
Wednesday, July 1, 11 am to 12 pm
Discover the fascinating art of Sokoloski with this special interview by Shawn Micallef, a columnist at the Toronto Star, and a senior editor and co-owner of the independent, Jane Jacobs Prize–winning magazine Spacing. .
Pastel—Colour, Mark Making, and the Figure with Margaret Ferraro
Saturday, October 3 to Sunday, October 4 (two classes)
10 am to 4:30 pm
In this class, participants will use pastels to create effects that can be used successfully in portraying the figure.
Painting Studio, Open Studio—Intermediate/Advanced Painting with Lorne McDermott
Tuesdays, 6 to 9 pm
October 27 to December 15 (eight classes)
This studio opportunity allows participants to further develop their personal style through individual learning and instructor-as-mentor consultation.
Part of Studio Courses and Workshops
You can also pre-book your very own guided tour for groups of 15 or more. More info