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 0-3

    Oh Baby! Join us for a fun morning of crawling, toddling, skipping, jumping, frolicing and goo-goo-gaa-ing through the Gallery! Babies, please bring along your moms, dads, caretakers, siblings, imaginary friends to explore the current exhibition followed by a super cool art activity inspired by the exhibiting artist. Led by Curator of Education, Peg Dunnem.

    Friday, April 7 | 10am - 11am | $10.00 (Registration Required)

    Can't make this one? Save the Date | Baby Art Crawl Schedule: 
    Friday, April 21 | 10am - 11am
    Friday, May 19 | 10am - 11am
    Friday, June 2 | 10am - 11am
    Friday, June 16 | 10am - 11am 

  • Ages 2-3 (accompanied by an adult)

    Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
    Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
    He fell into a studio filled with colour and fun
    Enjoyed nursery rhymes and cheerful art
    All taught by Dawna Robertson.

    Join us to create art inspired by classic nursery rhymes!

    6 Weeks:
    Thursdays, 10am - 11am | May 18 - June 22

    $55 Gallery Member | $60 Non Member  

  • Ages 6-9

    Quiet your inner critic while gaining confidence in your drawing skills with the help of tools, materials and guidance by art educator, Dawna Robertson. Dawna's patient and methodical approach will inspire you to achieve your very best compositions. Enjoy using sketch & wash and gradient colouring while learning proportions with the help of projected images. We are confident you will love Drawing with Confidence!

    6 Weeks: 
    Mondays, 4:45pm - 6pm | March 27 - May 1

    Gallery Members $85 | Non Members $95

  • Ages 7-10

    Art educator, Alishia Ellis will guide you through the steps of capturing compositions using ink & watercolour paint. Combining the two mediums create both a detailed foundation (ink) and an elevated finish (watercolour). The results add an extraordinary dimension to your work. Play with textures, lines, colour and more in this exploratory, super fun class. 

    6 Weeks:
    Wednesdays, 5:30pm - 6:45pm | April 19 - May 24

    Gallery Members $85 Non Members $95 

  • Ages 11-13

    Inbetweens Studio is a place where creative, like-minds meet to make really, really cool art. Be inspired to tackle new projects each week and enjoy the freedom to express your artistic nature. Explorations include painting, drawing, mixed media, sculpture. Materials included in this all levels class. Led by Melissa Quinn.

    6 Weeks:
    Thursdays, 7:15pm - 8:30pm | April 20 - May 25

    $85 Gallery Members | $95 Non Members 

  • Ages 9-12

    Illustrator, Todd Mulligan, is back to lead another fantastic cartooning experience. Using simple materials, Todd will teach cartoonists how to create lettering, texture, lines and creative compositions. Learn the ins & outs of cartoon illustration while developing your own personal style! 

    6 Weeks: 
    Thursdays, 5:15pm - 6:30pm | March 23 - April 27

    $85 Gallery Member | $95 Non Member 

  • Ages 6-12

    Our P.A. Day's are FULL of creative energy, colourful fun and amazing art activities. But that's not all - we also enjoy playing outside and taking adventure walks around the Gallery's sculpture park and grounds. It's not just your ordinary day off school - create memories and great art at Gallery Stratford's infamous P.A. Day! 

    Monday, May 8 | 9am - 4pm

    $35 Gallery Member | $40 Non Member

  • Ages 8-12

    Learn to create your favourite Pokemon characters in both drawing and sculpture. Participants will begin learning drawing techniques to capture (pun intended) Pokemon characters on paper. Next, constructing an armature out of aluminum foil and wire, artists will transform their drawings into sculptures. Finally, sculpey clay and paint will be applied to bring their characters to life....well, kind of - you know what we mean. This class is going to be a (Pokemon) ball. Led by art educator, Dawna Robertson.

    6 Weeks:
    Saturdays, 10:00am - 11:30am | March 25 - April 29

    $85 Gallery Member | $95 Non Member

  • SOLD OUT

    Ages 6-12

    Get ready to celebrate tennis, art, play and fun. Your day will begin at 9am at Stratford Tennis Club where you will explore, play and further develop your tennis skills. Racquets and balls are provided. After spending the morning becoming Wimbledon ready, we'll gather your lunches and bring you to Upper Queen's Park for a picnic and play. From there, we'll stroll down the path to the Gallery where you will create amazing art. Your magical day will end at 4pm at the Gallery. (Please note, programming will occur on Stat Holiday: July 3) 

    Monday - Friday | July 3-7 | 9am - 4pm

    Gallery Member $180 | Non Members $190 

  • SOLD OUT

    Ages 6 -12 

    Get ready to celebrate tennis, art, play and fun. Your day will begin at 9am at Stratford Tennis Club where you will explore, play and further develop your tennis skills. Racquets and balls are provided. After spending the morning becoming Wimbledon ready, we'll gather your lunches and bring you to Upper Queen's Park for a picnic and play. From there, we'll stroll down the path to the Gallery where you will create amazing art. Your magical day will end at 4pm at the Gallery. 

    Monday - Friday | July 10-14 | 9am - 4pm

    Gallery Member $180 | Non Members $190