Programs & Events

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection currently offers an array of art-related accessible programs for children, youth and seniors with disabilities and accessibility issues.

By visiting, you can access a complete and updated list of ongoing and upcoming programs. Please visit: > Public programs > Accessible Programs.
Registration is required for most programs.
Please contact:, Phone: 905.893.1121 ext. 2209


For families and children aged 7 and up

Drumming Circle, Ages 7 and up

Saturday, June 21
1:00 to 3:00 pm
Part of Accessible Programs

This family workshop takes full advantage of the McMichael grounds and combines an outdoor discovery walk, studio activities, dramatic play, and social enjoyment accommodating the various needs of participants. Each workshop is based on a seasonal theme that becomes the focus of outdoor exploration and imaginative studio activities delivered by an experienced McMichael instructor.


general public: $15 ($11 per additional sibling)
McMichael members: $12 ($9 per additional sibling)

Free for members of Autism Ontario; please provide you Autism Ontario membership number at time of booking. Attendants do not pay.

To book, please call 905.893.1121 ext. 2209, or email



Branching Out – The McMichael Alzheimer’s Project

Engagement with art offers significant benefits for individuals living with dementia, and other forms of memory loss, mental illness and special needs. By viewing art, the intellectual stimulation allows participants to access experiences and long-term memories. Tours are 100 minutes in length, including time for introductions, orientation and a relaxed closure of the program.

Specially designed gallery tours led by McMichael instructors can be customized to meet specific needs.

Cost: $25/adult, complimentary registration for caregivers. Subsidies for programs can be made possible in consultation with gallery administration.

Maximum of 8 participants per groups plus caregivers.

Call the McMichael Canadian Art Collection 905.893.1121 ext. 2209



NEW – Woodland Inspired iPad® Program

Students will explore and engage in multi-sensory art activities using Apple iPad® technology designed for all abilities. The workshop will begin with an introduction to the McMichael’s collection of Canadian landscape and Aboriginal art and the elements of design: colour, shape and texture, followed by an exploration through sketching. Students will then create and complete a hands-on art making activity inspired by nature. The final session will allow students to use iPads to experiment with tablet work. This new innovative program opens up untapped areas of skills and provides another route of learning.

Cost: $25/student for a full day program.

Call the McMichael Canadian Art Collection 905.893.1121 ext. 2209
A McMichael instructor will be happy to plan and discuss your trip with you!


All current education programs can be modified to accommodate student needs. For more information view the McMichael brochure for schools at

We are pleased to modify School programs for students with disabilities Discovering artworks in a gallery setting, exploring the outdoor sculpture garden, investigating the tactile experience of relevant handling objects and the opportunity to engage in art-making, provide an educational experience that all students can enjoy. With art and nature surrounding us, the McMichael campus is uniquely situated to accommodate students with varied learning styles and an array of disabilities.Our instructors are trained to modify programs and teach individuals with disabilities.Programs can be tailored to specific areas of interest including landscape, First Nations and Inuit art and culture. Contact Education department Manager, with your specific school requests.

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