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Family Workshops,
Performances,
and Tools for Looking
are supported by:



The Art Gallery of Hamilton gratefully acknowledges the support of the City of Hamilton, Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts.

Kindly note:
For all workshops and classes, kids should wear paint-friendly clothes and bring their own peanut-free snack and a drink.




Family Fun Days Photos: Mike Lalich

The last Sunday of each month is full of fun and family-friendly art-making activities inspired by AGH Exhibitions or the season. Children can make masterpieces from a different theme and a new activity each month as Artist-instructors bring their expertise to each project! Pre-registration is not required. Please visit AGH Visitor Services upon arrival to receive your stickers for all Family Workshops. Please arrive early as spaces may be limited.

Family-Time Tours

From 1:00 pm to 1:25 pm.
Ever wondered about an artwork? Ever wondered what your child thinks? In these mini-tours, our expert Artist-instructors will show your children (and you!) how to look carefully, think creatively and really get to know ART! Please gather in the lobby before 1:00 pm. Included with FFD admission.

Hands-On Art Making Fun

Drop-in between 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.
Every Family Fun Day is accompanied by a drop in session of art making fun! Spaces are limited and available at a first-come, first-served basis. Be sure to wear messy clothing!


May 29, 2016: My Own Landscape
June 26, 2016: Summer Celebration (includes Family Anthem with Tressa Lavasseur at 3:00pm)
August 28, 2016: Sand and Sea (includes Performance by Ben Bowen at 3:00pm)
September 25, 2016: Fall Colours
October 30, 2016: Haunted Halloween

AGH Members: Free
Non-Members: $5 per family (up to 4 children)

Registration is not required, exhibition admission is not included.



Funding for Family Fun Days is provided by ArcelorMittal Dofasco's Corporate Community Investment Fund.

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Art Stars: Drawing and Painting with Tyler VanHolst

Does your child have a special talent for art? This creative program focuses on the development of techniques including watercolour and acrylic, pastels, pencil sketching and more. Materials provided. Participants should bring a nut-free snack and drink.

Saturdays: May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25

Morning Session: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (ages 7-9)
Afternoon Session: 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (ages 10+)

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Weekend Workshops

Planning a family outing to the AGH this summer?  In town just for the weekend?  As part of our Summer Arts Festival, there will be drop-in studio activities for the whole family every Saturday and statutory holiday between Canada Day and Labour Day.  Exciting new projects each session will bring out the artists in everyone.  Parents are asked to stay with their children. 

Dates: July 1 (Canada Day), 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, August 1 (Civic Holiday), 6, 13, 20, 27, September 3, 5 (Labour Day)

Drop in any time between 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.


Free Admission | Gallery admission not included



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Masterpiece ME!

Building on the popularity of our camp program, Masterpiece ME invites children ages 3 to 6 with a caregiver to join us for a creative and sensory program of art-making, play and fun.

Fridays: May 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24

9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


AGH Members: $65 | Non-Members: $75


Pre-registration is required as spaces are limited.



Kindly complete form ("Save As..." or "Save link as..." to your computer) and return immediately, via fax (905-577-6940), email laurie@artgalleryofhamilton.com, or mail form to: Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King St. West, Hamilton ON L8P 4S8. For more information, call 905-527-6610 ext. 272.

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Tots and Tours

Art offers many opportunities for sensory exploration and creative play.  In this brand new program for toddlers, ages 18 to 36 months, parents are invited to share creative experiences together with their children.  A short gallery tour (strollers welcome) followed by a story and hands-on exploration will inspire and excite your little one.

Tuesdays: May 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.



AGH Members: $65 | Non-Members: $75

Pre-registration is required as spaces are limited.



Kindly complete form ("Save As..." or "Save link as..." to your computer) and return immediately, via fax (905-577-6940), email laurie@artgalleryofhamilton.com, or mail form to: Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King St. West, Hamilton ON L8P 4S8. For more information, call 905-527-6610 ext. 272.

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P.D. Day Camps

During the school year, our day-camp programs provide fun and educational activities for children ages 5 and up on P.D. Days and on selected days during the Winter Break.

2015/16 Public School Board Dates (Fridays):
June 10, June 30


2015/16 Catholic School Board Dates (Fridays):
June 10, June 24

Camp Sessions: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Morning drop-offs begin at 8:30 am.
Supervised Lunch: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (bring your own nut-free lunch, morning and afternoon snack, and drink).
*Extended Care is available 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm - $5.00/day


AGH Members: $32 | Non-Members: $38

Pre-registration is required as spaces are limited.



Kindly complete form ("Save As..." or "Save link as..." to your computer) and return immediately, via fax (905-577-6940), email laurie@artgalleryofhamilton.com, or mail form to: Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King St. West, Hamilton ON L8P 4S8. For more information, call 905-527-6610 ext. 272.


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Summer Camp 2016

Arts Alive Summer Camp

 Week 1  An Artistic Journey: July 18 - 22


 Week 2  Into the Wild: July 25 - 29


 Week 3  Colour, Line & Shape: August 15 - 19


 Week 4  Exploring Form: August 22 - 26

Junior: Ages 4-6
Intermediate: Ages 7-9
Senior: Ages 10-12

Be inspired by the summer’s exhibitions and discover your artistic talents.  Each week will focus on different art forms and ideas, so campers can enjoy one week or all four, with new activities each session.         

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The Art Express Summer Camp

August 8 - 12 - Suitable for Ages 12+

Our more experienced artists will combine hands-on studio activities with opportunities to explore art techniques and styles and fun ways to share those ideas with others. 

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Camp Sessions: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (morning drop-off starts at 8:30 a.m.).
Supervised Lunch: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Extended Care:After camp care available 4:00 to 5:30 - $5.00 / day

 


 Price 

AGH Members:
1 week - $170
2 weeks - $310
3 weeks - $435
4 weeks - $550
5 weeks - $680

Non-Members:
1 week - $200
2 weeks - $360
3 weeks - $510
4 weeks - $640
5 weeks - $800

 

Pre-registration is required.
Spaces are limited, please register early.

Kindly complete form ("Save As..." or "Save link as..." to your computer) and return immediately, via fax (905-577-6940), email education@artgalleryofhamilton.com, or mail form to: Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King St. West, Hamilton ON L8P 4S8. For more information, call 905-527-6610 ext. 272.



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Destination AGH

Photo: Mike Lalich Calling all Day Care Centres, Girl Guides, Brownies, Cubs and Scouts! Destination AGH offers groups of 15 to 60 children the chance to see fabulous international artwork and create masterpieces of their own.

This interactive 90 minute program is available evenings throughout the year, 6:30 to 8:00 pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

 Destination AGH fees  $7.00 per child for
groups of 15 - 60 kids.


To register or for more information about Destination AGH, please contact Brigitte by email email or call 905-527-6610, ext. 272.

 


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Birthday Parties for Kids!

Celebrate Birthdays at the AGH
Enjoy a unique way to celebrate your child’s Birthday, at the Art Gallery of Hamilton. We will supply the space, the food, and activities; you bring the cake, the children and their creativity. A unique party that will engage your child’s imagination!


Party Agenda ~
1:00 pm - Arrival
1:20 pm - Food Served in the Horse and Train Bistro
1:30 pm - Gallery Tour and activities
2:00 pm - Workshop in Studio
3:00 pm - Gift opening or family activities
3:30 pm - Departure


Children’s Workshops ~ (please choose one workshop per party)
Printmaking: Have fun while learning the art of printmaking.
Party Portraits: Children will use their imagination to create their own self portraits inspired by the art in the Gallery or the interest of the guests.
Paper Collage: Discover the art of collage with this fun workshop. Cutting and pasting will never be the same.


Lunch Menu ~
Individual portioned vegetarian, or cheese and pepperoni pizza; potato chips; apple and orange juices.
*Birthday Cake – Supplied and served by parents: plates and forks will be supplied by the Horse and Train Bistro.


 Children Workshops  $12.50 per child (minimum of 10 children)
 Food Service  $9.00 per child (inclusive of taxes)

Call us at 905-527-6610 ext. 272. Also, ask us about gift ideas available from the Shop at AGH.

 

 


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The Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Children's Art Site

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The Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Children's Art Site


The Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Children's Art Site is open to provide you and your children with a place to rest and engage in educational activities about art at the AGH.

CLOSED FOR REFURBISHING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE!



 

 


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Tools for Looking


Visiting the Gallery with your family? A variety of tools are available to help your children learn and enjoy their visit.


Activity Books are filled with drawing, writing and thinking questions to work on in the Gallery or at home. Also available in French!
Discovery Kits contain a number of objects that children can touch during their Gallery visit, as well as some 'thinking questions' for you to discuss together.

Ask for your own Activity Book and borrow a Discovery Kit at the Visitor Services Desk when you arrive. All of these resources are available free of charge.

Tools for looking are made possible by





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