Join us on the last Monday of every month for a diverse exploration of artmaking materials and art processes through age-appropriate art activities. We invite parents and guardians to bring their little ones under the age of 5 to explore art making with non-toxic materials in this fun and social program that encourages creative self-expression while developing fine and gross motor skills and sensory awareness. All are welcome to create, and make sure you dress for mess!
Parents must accompany children for the duration of the session. Admission is by donation.
For more information please contact Kelsie at 250-545-3173 or email her at
MIXED MEDIA SCULPTURES
This month we will start our session off with a quick tour of Electric Sleep, an exhibition by local artists David and Jorden Doody. We will then get our hands busy by playing and experimenting with a variety of materials to create our own mixed media sculptures. This activity is sure to engage our senses and enhance fine motor skills, develop hand-eye coordination and increases curiosity and knowledge!
ABSTRACT SCRAPED PAINTINGS
Join us for a tour of our current exhibitions where we will talk about art materials and the variety of mediums the artists chose to work in. Inspired by the beautiful artworks on display, we will get our hands messy by experimenting with cardboard and other materials to create abstract paintings. Using the materials to scrape the paint, we will explore colour mixing and produce a variety of different textures.
WATERCOLOUR RESIST PAINTINGS
This session will start with a tour of our annual Member’s Exhibition. Inspired by the artworks on display, we will experiment with oil pastels, wax crayons, and watercolour paint on watercolour paper to create our own paintings. Start thinking about a special place to hang these artworks, as these are going to be some beautiful masterpieces or perfect holiday gifts!
This month we will start our session off by engaging with the artworks created by students in SD22 in our annual elementary school exhibition. Inspired by the variety of works in the exhibition, we will head to the classroom and discuss what it means to be ‘me’ and create large scale self-portraits using a variety of fun materials!