Join us on the last Friday of every month for a diverse exploration of art-making 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. Make sure you dress for the mess as all are invited to join in on the fun! Parents must accompany children for the duration of the session, and admission is by donation. Due to Covid-19, Pre-registration is required to ensure social distancing and cleanliness measures are followed.

Pre-register by emailing education@vernonpublicartgallery.com

For more information please contact Sierra at 250-545-3173 or email her at education@vernonpublicartgallery.com

Art Class

September 30 10:00 - 11:00 
Exploring Collaboration in the Art-Making Process

This session will begin with a tour of the exhibition This is Water, which features the work of Kelowna-based artist Lindsey Kirker. Kirker creates surreal compositions of construction in nature. Thus leading us into examining why making mistakes in art often leads to the best ideas, as inspired by Kirker's creative process.  We will then make a collaborative painting with the patent/guardian and child.

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October 28 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Using Art Naterials Made in Nature

We will begin our workshop by touring the exhibition After the Fire, a photography exhibition by Andreas Rutkauskas that explores images of forests in the Okanagan after forest fires. Inspired by the exhibition title, we will discuss how charcoal is made and then make charcoal tree drawings.

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November 25 10:00 - 11:00 
Learning About the Cubism Art Movement

This month we will tour the exhibition Exposed!, an exhibition with works by various local artists. After viewing the exhibition, we will talk about identifying shapes in artworks, and the inspiration behind the cubism art movement. Finishing off by making a cubism self-portrait using pastels.

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December 16 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Abstraction inspired by Play

Our session will begin with a tour of the exhibition made by the current artists-in-residence at the Mackie Lake House. Inspired by the artwork on display, we will make an artwork exploring the mediums of printmaking, collage, and abstract painting.

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