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Kids + Families

Family Workshops,
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.

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

















Join us on the last Sunday of every month for fun, family-friendly mini-tours and hands-on art-making activities inspired by AGH exhibitions. Parents are required to stay with their children throughout tours and art-making activities.

Family-Time Tours 1pm - 1:25pm
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! Meet in the lobby before 1pm. Included with FFD admission.

Hands-On Art Making Fun
Drop-in between 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Every Family Fun Day is accompanied by a drop in session of art making fun! Space is limited.
Be sure to wear messy clothing!

Sunday, January 29: Let it Snow!
Sunday, February 26: Abstract Painting
Sunday,March 26: Fabrics and Fun
Sunday, April 30: Piece Works and Paper Dolls

AGH Members: Free | Non-Members: $5 (2 adults and up to 4 children) Registration is not required. Space is limited, arrive early.
Gallery Level 1 exhibition entry is not included.

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



Winterfest Family Day

Photos: Mike Lalich

Arthur Heming, In Canada's Fairyland 1930.

Enjoy art-making, gallery tours, pop-up storytelling and an AGH Scavenger Hunt. Each family will be given a special Gallery Kit and a Scavenger Hunt form. Explore the exhibitions together then enter your completed Scavenger Hunt in a draw to win a kit of art supplies to continue your creativity at home!

Monday, February 20 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm

FREE Admission
Registration is not required


PD Day & Holiday Art Camps

Photos: Mike Lalich












PA Day Camp
January 27, Mar 3, June 9, June 23*, June 30
AGH Members $35 | Non-Members $40
Our camp programs provide fun and educational activities for children ages 4 and up on school PA Days. Each program presents new and challenging art projects for children to explore. Camp session 9am-4pm. Morning drop-off begins at 8:30am. Supervised Lunch 12pm-1pm (Bring your own nut-free lunch, morning snack and afternoon snack, and drink)

* Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board


Art Stars: Drawing and Painting

Photos: Mike Lalich
















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: January 28, February 4, 11, 25, March 4, 25, April 1, 8, 22, 29

Morning session: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. | Ages 7 to 9
Afternoon session: 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. | Ages 10+

AGH Members: $110 | Non-Members: $125


Sponsored by:




March Break Mania

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March 13 - 17

The Artist's Life

The Inspired by our stunning exhibitions of historic and contemporary art, including Sara Angelucci: Piece Work campers will learn about landscapes, portraits, personal expression and storytelling in a variety of media and styles. Some of Canada’s most well-known artists will start the adventure in the Gallery, and each young artist’s talents will lead the way. Programs take place from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a supervised lunch break at noon. Bring your own nut-free lunch and two snacks. Our flexible schedule lets you sign up for one day or for the whole week. Morning drop-off starts at 8:30 a.m. (no charge).

Junior: Ages 5 to 6 Intermediate: Ages 7 to 9 Senior: Ages 10+

AGH Members: $35 per day $175 full week
Non-Members: $40 per day $200 full week

Extended Care is available until 5:30 for $5.00 per day.

Masterpiece Me!
A special class for our youngest campers, ages 3 to 5 with a caregiver (9:00 a.m.to 12:00 p.m.). Participants will explore materials and techniques together.

AGH Members: $20 per day $100 full week
Non-Members: $25 per day $125 full week


Sponsored by:


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.

$8.00 per child for groups of 15 - 60 kids.

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



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  $11.50 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.





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.





Tools for Looking

Visiting the Gallery with your family? Our special AGH Gallery Kits are available to help your children learn and enjoy their visit. AGH Gallery Kits are filled with drawing, writing and thinking questions to work on in the Gallery or at home.

Ask for a Kit at the Visitor Services Desk when you arrive.

Free Kits made possible by: