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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

The Abstracted Landscape with Andrew Sookrah

Tuesdays, March 21 to May 9 (8 classes), 6 pm – 9 pm

Each landscape has an abstract, graphic presence at its core. This course will teach artists to truly explore composition, movement, texture, colour and bring out abstracted form and colour, whether they are beginners or established artists.

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Artist Talk & Workshop with Finn O'Hara

Saturday, May 6, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Finn O'Hara has been working as a portrait and landscape photographer for 15 years. In this workshop you’ll learn about the production and concepts behind his most recent projects, from portraits of Robert Duvall and Rob Ford, to images from Size Matters.

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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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