Brrr! Escape the cold this Family Day Weekend with exciting children’s art and iPad workshops, storytelling family tours, and a delightful puppet performance of A Promise is a Promise that explore Canada’s spectacular North. Please note: some activities require online reservation, and during the puppet show from 2 – 3 pm, Gallery 8 will be closed off.
Drop-in Art Workshop
Sunday and Monday, 11 am to 4 pm
Get serious with stencils! Inspired by Inuit art and stenciling, design a paper collage landscape which incorporates your very own Inukshuk stencil.
Storytelling Family Tour
Sunday, 11:30 am and 1:30 pm
Monday, 12 pm
Hear traditional Inuit stories, touch beautiful Inuit stone carvings, and share your own thoughts about artworks as you tour the gallery.
iPad Inuit Animation Workshop
Sunday, 12:30 and 2:30 pm
Monday, 11 am and 1 pm
Learn about Inuit visual representations and the tradition of oral narrative in the Arctic. Using iPads, you will animate characters of your choice portrayed in Inuit art.
Printmaking Workshop – Reservation Required; RSVP in the corresponding section below
Sunday, 2 to 4 pm
Designed for kids ages 8 to 12
Discover Inuit printmaking techniques, carving methods, and multiblock printing using linoleum printing blocks and ink.
A Promise is a Promise by Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre – Reservation Required; RSVP in the corresponding section below
Monday, 2 to 3 pm
When Allashua ignores her parents warning not to fish in the Arctic sea ice, she meets terrifying (and hilarious) Qallupilluit monsters, and promises to bring her brothers and sisters back to them. Will she find a way to keep her promise? From the book by Robert Munsch and Inuit storyteller Michael Kusugak.
Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre has toured across Canada and the U.S. since 1978. Over 100 performances a year take the company to schools, libraries, children’s festivals and theatres. “Our mission is to create and present intimate and innovative theatre experiences of high artistic quality for school and family audiences. We believe in simple, aesthetically beautiful effects that encourage imagination and new ways of looking at things.”