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
Harris & Modernity Symposium
Monday March 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This one-day symposium 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.
Breaking the Ice: The McMichael & AGO in Conversation
Sunday April 9 at 2:30 p.m.
Reflecting on their recent experiences of bringing Lawren Harris art to both Canadian and American audiences, this exchange will explore the challenges faced by curators who strive to produce popular yet intellectually meaningful exhibitions.
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
You can also pre-book your very own guided tour for groups of 15 or more. More info