Children's Classes for Ages 2-14

Thank you for your interest in Gallery Stratford education programs.  Here are answers to frequently-asked questions: All programs, unless otherwise stated,  require pre-registration and payment.  Payment may be made using online registration, by phone (with Visa, Mastercard), or in person at the Gallery (credit card, cheque, debit or cash).  The Gallery cannot hold a spot in a class without payment.  Participants are responsible for knowing the schedule of their registered class.  Access to the Gallery and the classroom will be provided 10 minutes prior to the start of each session. Class sizes are set to ensure an optimal experience for each participant.  For sold out programs, you may wish to contact the Education Officer to be added to a waiting list, or to the Gallery email list for future classes.

Children's Classes

  • Ages 4-10

    Join us for three full days of art making fun over Winter Break. Create artwork inspired by the winter season, and explore materials such as paint, oil pastels, watercolours, mixed media, and so much more. Bring a lunch and snacks, as well as weather appropriate clothing. All art materials will be provided.

    January 2 - 4 | 9 am - 4 pm

    To register, please fill out THIS FORM, and return to Gallery Stratford (54 Romeo Street), or scan and send in to ncrook@gallerystratford.on.ca


    $110 Gallery Member | $120 Non Member for the full three days.


    You can also register for individual days at the rate of

    $38 Gallery Member | $42 Non Member


    Please call Nell Crook at 519.271.5271 ext. 223 with any questions.

  • Ages 4-7

    Come and celebrate winter and the holiday season! Listen to the story of Bear’s Winter Party (by author Deborah Hodge & illustrator Lisa Cinar), and then explore with watercolours and crayons to create bunting (garland) to take home for your own celebration! Enjoy some Teddy (Bear) Graham Cookies and a cup of cranberry tea while you work.


    Saturday, December 15th | 10:00 - 11:30am

    Gallery Members $12 Non Members $15

    *We are currently unable to process registrations on our website. Please contact Nell Crook to register: ncrook@gallerystratford.on.ca or 519.271.5271 ext. 223

  • Ages 4-8

    Join us to celebrate art and literature. Read, and explore the illustrations of a new winter-themed book each week. Then create your own artwork inspired by these books. Mediums of paint, pastel, charcoal, and mixed media will be explored throughout this three week course, taught by Educator Ann Marie Stasiuk.

    3 weeks:

    Thursdays, December 13, 20, 27 | 4 - 5:30pm

    Gallery Member $40 | Non Members $45

    *We are currently unable to process payments on our website. Please contact Nell Crook to register: ncrook@gallerystratford.on.ca or 519.271.5271 ext. 223

  • Ages 6-10

    Join us for a full day of art projects. Be prepared to get creative and explore painting, drawing and mixed media. All materials are supplied. Bring your outdoor clothes, as well as lunch and snacks.

    Friday, December 7 | 9am - 4pm

    $38 Gallery Member | $42 Non Member

    *We are having problems processing payments through our website. Please contact Nell Crook at ncrook@gallerystratford.on.ca or 519.271.5271 ext. 223 to register.

  • Ages 10 - 14

    Introduction to Drawing is a comprehensive course designed for students new to drawing or those wishing to develop and further refine their drawing skills. Artist Denise Nonomura will focus on the essential elements required for representational drawing and will teach topics such as observation, shape, value, proportion, perspective, composition, light and shadow, shading and texture. Group instruction and individual guidance will be provided as students work through the various fundamental elements to fully rendered drawings. 

    8 weeks: Tuesdays, October 23 - December 11 | 4:30 – 6:30pm

    Gallery Member $145 | Non Members $155

    *We are having problems processing payments through our website. Please contact Nell Crook at ncrook@gallerystratford.on.ca or 519.271.5271 ext. 223 to register.