Learn & Participate
The RMG offers opportunities to get involved and explore art for community members of all ages and abilities.
All of our programs are designed to support the creative process and encourage students to use critical analysis skills. Programs offer students of all ages and abilities opportunities to:
- Look at, think and talk critically about Canadian art
- Explore, develop and advance their creativity, imagination and art-making skills
- Expand their understanding of modern and contemporary Canadian art by accessing the RMG's permanent collections and special exhibitions.
School Programs (At the Gallery or In-Classroom)
Our programs are designed so you can follow up your initial visit to the gallery with a matching in-school program. Gallery educators travel to your school to engage students in critical looking activities and a hands-on art activity. All programs support the Ontario Curriculum. Download the RMG Curriculum Guide to see which programs best meet your learning goals.
The RMG has art classes and camps designed for your budding artist! Our programs are for tots ages 2-4 and kids ages 5-10.
The RMG is a place for families to experience art while they learn and play together. OPG Second Sundays offers FREE art activities each month. Be sure to visit the Imagination Station while you're at the RMG!
For Teens & Adults
We look forward to experiencing art with you! Join us for a talk or tour, take an art class or listen to live music in the gallery on the first Friday of the month at RMG Fridays.
Community Group Tours
Community Group tours are designed to offer an art experience to groups of all ages such as Brownies, Scouts, Red Hat Society, Seniors' Clubs, Corporate Teams, Church Groups, and more. We offer gallery tours, dynamic curator talks, hands-on studio workshops, and more. Custom programs are available, please do not hesitate to contact us with your special request.
The Children's Arts Tax Credit:
Great News for Parents! The Canadian Government has created the Children's Arts Tax Credit. This tax rebate is designed to help with the cost of arts and culture programs. Parents may claim the 15% credit on up to $500 of qualifying expenses in 2013 and future years, for a child who is under the age of 16 at the beginning of the tax year. RMG programs that qualify for this credit are March Break Art Camp, Summer Art Camps, and some art classes. For more information about the Children's Arts Tax Credit please click here. If you aren't sure if a class or camp qualifies for the tax credit, please feel free to contact Jennifer Treleaven, Education Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org