Fall is around the corner (gah) and if that’s stressing you out, you need to plan now to carve out some QT with yo’self. Unplug your phone, ditch the chores and expand your creativity with some new classes.

This autumn, try your hand at Giant Painting (on an oversized canvas), Painting Cityscapes (inspired by the urban landscape), Painting inspired by van Gogh (emulating his techniques and using his palette), and Mobile Movies (filmmaking with mobile devices like your cell phone, compact camera or iPad). There are courses in Comics Explorations (comic jams, cut-and-paste techniques, inking “outside the box”), Drawing from the Vaults (make drawings after works in AGO’s extensive collection), and even a social media/art mash-up: Blog-Post-Tweet!

If you keep yourself busy, you may not even notice the slow punishing onslaught of winter! Find out more here.