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317 Dundas Street West, Toronto ON
T: 416 979 6608 F: 416 204 2717
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www.ago.net/weston-family-learning-centre
The Weston Family Learning Centre allows visitors to experience the power of art to transform how we understand our world and ourselves. The facility, which opened in October 2011, comprises approximately 35,000 square feet of renovated and new space, and increases the AGO's ability to provide stellar art education in dedicated spaces for instruction and workshops.
This hub for community creativity and learning – a gathering place for hands-on and online exploration of the creative process – sets a standard for museum around the world, with fully integrated technology that includes broadcast and videoconferencing capabilities, and meeting spaces for educational and private functions ... more
The Weston Family Learning Centre allows visitors to experience the power of art to transform how we understand our world and ourselves. The facility, which opened in October 2011, comprises approximately 35,000 square feet of renovated and new space, and increases the AGO's ability to provide stellar art education in dedicated spaces for instruction and workshops.
This hub for community creativity and learning – a gathering place for hands-on and online exploration of the creative process – sets a standard for museum around the world, with fully integrated technology that includes broadcast and videoconferencing capabilities, and meeting spaces for educational and private functions.
Activities for adults – www.ago.net/adults, children and families – www.ago.net/children, and youth – www.ago.net/youth ... more
Activities for adults – www.ago.net/adults, children and families – www.ago.net/children, and youth – www.ago.net/youth.
Sundays 1-4pm, Nov 1, 2015 - Apr 24, 2016:
Family Sundays. [...].
Feb: Floor Burger Food Fun! Inspired by Pop Art and the playful work of sculptor Claes Oldenburg, it's a happening month. Make artistic "pizza", creative "cookies" that rain from the sky and wonderful, wacky, humorous Pop Art creations. Included with Gallery admission ... more
Family Sundays.
With events for little kids, big kids and the whole family, there is fun for everyone. Our interactive, innovative activities change on a monthly basis and are inspired by our ever-changing exhibitions and collections.
Nov: Shadows and Light. Inspired by the AGO exhibition, J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free, create a Turner-esque landscape and shadow puppets in our art-making workshops. It's a mysterious and magical world! Create cut-out images to add to the stormy or sunny landscapes, and see them come to life reflected in the water and sky, or create a shadow puppet and make it dance before our eyes.
Dec: Celebration! This month we celebrate families with joyous activities that warm our hearts. Making music is one such activity. Join us for celebratory DIY instrument making all month long – both individual and communal. Make some special music on Sun 6 Dec in a kazoo and caxixi instrument and "noise-making" workshop led by Jason Doell of the Regent Park School of Music.
Jan: Enchanted Winter Garden! We're in the studio on Jan 3 for an afternoon of painting fun. Jan 10, 17, 24 & 31, inspired by the wonder of the winter season, we work with Toronto artist Paddy Leung to create the most imaginative sculptural winter garden ever – complete with "gingerbread" houses, a "candy land" and whimsical plants. Grow the garden and decorate houses all month long.
Feb: Floor Burger Food Fun! Inspired by Pop Art and the playful work of sculptor Claes Oldenburg, it's a happening month. Make artistic "pizza", creative "cookies" that rain from the sky and wonderful, wacky, humorous Pop Art creations.
Included with Gallery admission.
Ongoing:
FREE After Three. The AGO's FREE After Three programming is the place to be for youth ages 14-25. Participate in tie-dying, sticker-making, silk-screening, skateboard-building, mix tape-making, movie screenings and break-dancing workshops. Plus, there are ping pong tables out in the Commons every Friday!
Tuesdays 4-6pm, Jan 25-Apr 5, 2016: D.I.Y. Days with Alicia Nauta and Paddy Leung. Learn amazing D.I.Y. art techniques with local artists! [...]
Wednesdays 4-7pm, Jan 26-Apr 6, 2016: Break-dancing Workshop with Unity Charity. Bust a move and break it down! [...] Open practice 4-5pm; workshop 5-7pm.
Thursdays 4-6pm, Jan 27-Apr 7, 2016: Clay and Ceramics with Ness Lee. [...].
Access to the Weston Family Learning Centre is totally FREE. Attention all high school students with valid ID: you can visit the AGO for FREE Tues-Fri after 3pm.
www.ago.net/free-after-three ... more
FREE After Three. The AGO's FREE After Three programming is the place to be for youth ages 14-25. Participate in tie-dying, sticker-making, silk-screening, skateboard-building, mix tape-making, movie screenings and break-dancing workshops. Plus, there are ping pong tables out in the Commons every Friday!
Tuesdays 4-6pm, Jan 25-Apr 5, 2016: D.I.Y. Days with Alicia Nauta and Paddy Leung. Learn amazing D.I.Y. art techniques with local artists! Workshops include how to make mix tapes, buttons, iron-on patches, stickers, temporary tattoos, posters, tote bags, terrariums and tie-dying. Bring your friends!
Wednesdays 4-7pm, Jan 26-Apr 6, 2016: Break-dancing Workshop with Unity Charity. Bust a move and break it down! Learn the 101s of break-dancing in a safe and supportive atmosphere. Beginners welcome. Open practice 4-5pm; workshop 5-7pm.
Thursdays 4-6pm, Jan 27-Apr 7, 2016: Clay and Ceramics with Ness Lee. Come join local artist Ness Lee on Thursday evenings and learn basic ceramic building techniques. Workshops include brooch-making, pinch pots, coil cups, plates, figurines and plaques! Bring friends!
Access to the Weston Family Learning Centre is totally FREE. Attention all high school students with valid ID: you can visit the AGO for FREE Tues-Fri after 3pm.
www.ago.net/free-after-three.
ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE ... more
ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE –
Jan 4-Mar 11, 2016:
Jérôme Havre ... more
Jérôme Havre.
(See Downtown, Toronto for AGO's current exhibitions and events – click here) ... more
(See Downtown, Toronto for AGO's current exhibitions and events – click here).