Queen's University, Kingston

Fana Soro

Fana Soro. Photo courtesy of MASC.

Nancy Douglas

Nancy Douglas works with one of the art class participants.

Mask making

Programs & Events

Family Programs

Drumming Workshop with Fana Soro
Sunday, 26 January, 1–2 pm.

Experience the dynamic rhythms of West Africa with master percussionist Fana Soro. In a bilingual workshop, Fana introduces participants to traditional playing techniques of the djembé, the region's most popular drum. Hailing from Côte d'Ivoire, he now lives in Ottawa and conducts workshops in dance and music through MASC (Multicultural Arts for Schools and Communities). Cap off your musical experience with a short tour of Protection and Social Harmony in the Art of West and Central Africa.

The workshop is suitable for children 6+, with adult accompaniment. Space is limited.
Fee: Adults $8, Seniors $6, Children $4. Members $6, $4, $2. The workshop is full. Please call 613.533.2190 if you would like to be put on the wait list.


Art Classes: Sparks in the Studio

Saturdays 1:30–4 pm
18 January–1 March (no class 15 February)

For those 9 to 13-year-olds who love to draw, paint, make collage and more, this is the perfect 6-week program. Kingston artist Nancy Douglas, an experienced teacher, leads an exploration of a key work in A Canadian Collection: The Soloway Gift each week, followed by a related art projects in the studio.

Registration is limited to 15 participants, affording individual attention and responsible supervision.

Educated at Sheridan College, Nancy Douglas is a graphic designer whose fine art practice is primarily in collage. Besides running her own art classes for youth and adults in her studio, she has taught many workshops in schools and community venues in the Kingston region. Student Docents will assist Nancy with ARTventure.

Fee: $100; $80 members. HST included. Materials included.

This program is supported by the Gallery Association of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre.

To download a registration package for ARTventure click on the link below:

Registration Form for ARTventure 2014(.pdf)

To download an application form for financial assistance click on the link below:

Bursary Application for ARTventure 2014(.pdf)

Presented with the support of the Gallery Association.


March Break Program

Wednesday and Thursday, 12 and 13 March, 1:30–3:30 pm

Join Kingston artist Aïda Sulcs for one or two art-filled afternoons. On Wednesday, after looking at masks in Protection and Social Harmony in the Art of West and Central Africa, Aïda will lead a mask-making workshop in the studio. On Thursday, K. M. Graham’s colourful approach to landscape in Arctic I: Sovereignty in Pink is the starting point for a painting project. Suitable for children 6+, with adult accompaniment. Space is limited so please call 613.533.2190 to sign up. Free with admission; free for all on Thursdays


Birthday Parties

The Agnes offers birthday parties for children ages 6-12 years. This 2-hour program features a 90-minute gallery tour and art-making workshop, followed by your 30-minute celebration. We facilitate the fun and supply art materials; you bring the refreshments and treats.

Birthday parties can be scheduled Saturdays and Sundays, between 1 and 5 pm. Please call us 3-4 weeks in advance to plan a party. For more information and to make a booking, please call Pat Sullivan, Public Programs Officer at 613.533.6000 x 77053.


Programs for Groups

We welcome Girl Guides, Brownies and other community groups for tours and art projects in the studio. Please call 613.533.6000 x 77053 or email pubprog@queensu.ca to discuss what we can do for you.

To view all programs offered in the coming weeks, please refer to our Events Calendar.

To receive a regular monthly list by email of our exhibitions and programs, please email Chantal Rousseau or consider the benefits of Art Centre Membership.