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Home Sweet Home

April 16

Home Sweet Home

With the start of spring, the natural world reawakens and the season cleaning, fixing and planting can begin! Join us at the McMichael for an exploration of what home sweet home means throughout the natural world and in our communities. Culminating in a performance by Rag and Bone Puppet Theatre of Felicity Falls, this Sunday’s programming will, through storytelling sessions and drop-in art workshops, explore what it means to make a home for people, animals, and all creatures.

Art Activities and Workshops

Fantasy Habitats – Drop-in Family Art Workshop 

Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Location: Education Space
All Ages

Inspired by the friendly and quaint community of Felicity Falls this mixed-media workshop led by artist and educator Melanie Billark uses recyclables, paper, oil pastels and craft materials to construct a fantastical habitat for animals and imaginary creatures of all kinds!

Watch welcome video from Melanie Billark and learn more about the workshop! 

April 16, 2023

Art activities and workshops from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Performances at
12:30 and 2:30 pm 

Special Family Sunday Kids Menu and Grab and Go options available at Cabin.

FREE ADMISSION on Family Sundays

Please note that parking fees ($7) are still in effect

Home Sweet Home – Storytelling Circle

Time: 11:15 am, 12:15 pm and 1:15 pm
Location: Starting in the Grand Hall
All Ages

From Northwest Coast carvings to Meryl McMaster’s photographs, art can tell us a lot about the places, families and traditions that artists come from. in these storytelling circles, children will hear some of the stories behind the art on the Gallery walls and learn how to look for them in artworks on their own.

McMichael Highlights Tour

Time: 12:30 to 1:30 pm, and 2 to 3 pm
Location: Starting in the Grand Hall
All Ages

This highlights tour focuses on the McMichael’s famed collection of Canadian art including paintings by the Group of Seven and their contemporaries, modern Inuit and Indigenous art, and contemporary art by emerging Canadian artists.


Felicity Falls, Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre

Time: 12:30 and 2:30 pm
Location: Gallery 8
All Ages

Once upon a time a group of animals had to find a new place to live. They crossed grey, rocky mountains and found a green valley, a blue river and a small waterfall. The valley had everything they needed, so they built houses there, and a mill — and they called their village “Felicity Falls”.
Rag and Bone Puppet Theatre delivers warm funny stories about life’s little problems – like a lost teddy bear or a leaky roof. In a series of short stories, the show follows the everyday lives of a group of animals as they build their home and their community in the Ottawa Valley.


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