March Toronto
(through April) Students from grade 6 to 12 create art works which combine still life with interpretive views of Canadian landscape. In conjunction with Luncheon on the Land, admission free.
Hart House, Arbor Room
Contact Judi Schwartz, 416-978-2453
March Kleinburg
(through May) Summer ArtVenture Camp. Summer Sunday G7 Family day with hands-on art activities inspired by the Group of Seven. Artist demo in the Tom Thomson shack and guided tours of the Group of Seven show.
McMichael Canadian Art Collection
March 8 Markham
(through July 31) Full range of regular school programs for grades 1-3, 4-6 and 7-8 linked to Towards the Spiritual in Canadian Art
Varley Art Gallery
April 4 Ajax
(through September 23) School tours based on the Ontario art and history curriculum grades 5-12 . Study guide for The Thomsons of Durham: Tom Thomson’s Family Heritage part of the $5 per student cost of the guided tour.
Durham West Arts Centre
Contact April Polak to book an a.m. or p.m. tour, 905-686-7697
May Sudbury
(through August) Outreach promoting school tours and related programs for Franklin Carmichael and the Cloche Mountain Region. Summer Arts Camp program.
Art Gallery of Sudbury
May 8 Stratford
(through September 4) Summer Arts Alive Camp has Group of Seven component
Gallery Stratford
May 28 Hamilton
(through September 6) Children’s art classes, summer art camp, creative outreach programs and gallery classroom visits. Families First and Family Day
Art Gallery of Hamilton
Contact Brett Simonton, 905-527-6610 x 272
June 2 Ottawa
(through October 2) Revisiting the Group of Seven. Exhibition tours of Hot Mush and the Cold North. Children will discover how and why contemporary Canadian artists reinterpret and borrow from the famous Group of Seven.
The Ottawa Art Gallery
Contact Veronique Couillard, 613-233-8699 x228 or
July 16 Sutton West
(or August 13) KIDZART "Group of Seven Project". Children ages 8-12 learn how the Group painted their environment. Classes with acrylics on canvas, outdoors weather permitting. Cost: $10 +GST (materials included).
Georgina Arts Centre
Contact Heather Fullerton, 905-722-9587
July 20
2 p.m.
"Bookworks" for all ages. Make a personal sketchbook or journal inspired by the designs of the Group of Seven. Demonstration and instruction. Cost of materials $5.
TD Gallery, Toronto Public Library
Contact Carol Barbour, 416-393-7079 or 416-393-7158
July 21 Belleville
(through August 26) Children’s works to be included in juried show Inspired by the Group of Seven. Summer programs in Children’s library.
Belleville Public Library
July Windsor
(July 11-15; July 18-22; July 25-29) Exhibition content in three summer art camps
Art Gallery of Windsor
August 8 Barrie
(through August 12) "Art Quest" summer camps (10-14 years olds), "Meet the Group of Seven" This camp offers participants the opportunity to explore the legacy of the Group of Seven and all they achieved through a variety of media.
MacLaren Art Centre
Contact City of Barrie Activity Guide on the internet or by calling 705-727-7529
August Cambridge
(August 2-5; August 8-12; August 15-19; August 22-26) This year's Summer Art Camps at Cambridge Galleries are inspired by the Group of Seven. The gallery offers weekly camps for budding artists ages 5 & up. Aug 2-5: Above the Clouds (based on the work of A.Y. Jackson); Aug 8-12: Wind & Watercolour (Tom Thomson); Aug 15-19: Carving Rocks & Rapids (Arthur Lismer); Aug 22-26: Cabin Fever Cartooning (A.J. Casson).
Cambridge Galleries
Contact Robers Thody, 519-621-0460 or see for details
September 17 Brantford
(through December 20) School outreach programs and gallery workshops are inspired by and focus on the style and themes of the paintings of the Group of Seven. Student works will be displayed in seven locations throughout Brant.
Glenhyrst Art Gallery
Contact Kathryn Hogg, 519-757-5932
September Owen Sound
(through October 30) School tours with Teachers’ Guide including information on "Brush", a drama and music workshop about Thomson.
Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery
Contact David Huff, 519-376-1932
Ongoing Orillia
The Group of Seven: A Brush with Art uses reproductions of the museum’s collection of Group of Seven paintings. Through discussions and activities, students will explore elements of design and landscape composition. $5.00 - $6.50 per student.
Orillia Museum of Art & History
Contact Sim Salata, 705-326-2159
Ongoing Windsor
The Screen of Trees exhibition will contain poster pull-out with Group of Seven image on one side, and children’s activities on the other. For youth and adults, a small booklet will be produced with Group of Seven illustrations, exhibition information and activities and questions for the viewer. A customized tour of the exhibition and art studios for schools and other groups is available.
Art Gallery of Windsor
Contact Cassandra Getty, 519-977-0013