BRING THE DRAMA
A special Sunday for families that love the passion of live theatre.
Robin Hood-Inspired Hat, Drop-in Art Workshop
11 AM to 4 PM
Join instructor Jazmin Gareau’s art workshop to create your own Robin Hood-inspired hat with an artistic twist! In this hands-on workshop participants are encouraged to explore the landscape surrounding the McMichael as they create a visually appealing image on their caps. Using watercolours, markers, feathers and more, families will create a cap that children may then wear to DuffelBag Theatre performance.
Spotlight On: Outdoor Art at the McMichael, Public Tour
11 AM | 1 Hour Tour
Enjoy a refreshing walk through the grounds and lean about the rich biodiversity of the Humber River Valley and the McMichael’s long history of outdoor art. The tour starts at the historic Tom Thomson shack where visitors will be able to explore a new site-specific artwork created in June 2022 by RBC Emerging Artist-in-Residence Jen Aitken that responds in three-dimensions to the shack’s architecture.
Movement & Music: Performing the Story
Drama workshop offered in partnership with
11:30 AM, 1 & 3:30 PM | Ages 5 to 12
Maximum 20 participants.
This drama workshop, inspired by Gathie Falk: Revelations and led by TIFTPA (The Institute For The Performing Arts), is designed to nurture children’s appreciation of drama and music in communicating thoughts, ideas and stories. Using improvisation, vocal & physical storytelling, tableaux, music, rhythm instruments, creative movement and role-play, participants will learn how to convey emotions, character, colour and themes to reinterpret the artwork of Gathie Falk currently on view at the Gallery. The workshop will begin with a guided viewing of artwork and continue with dramatic instruction in the historic Founders’ Lounge. Movement & Music is tailored to children between 5 to 12. Spaces are very limited, so be sure to register in advance!
Spotlight On: Gathie Falk, Public Tour
12:30 PM | 1 Hour Tour
Explore piles of fruit, floating cabbages, expanses of colour flowerbeds and more during this in-gallery tour of one of Canada’s most visionary and experimental artists, Gathie Falk. Follow along with a McMichael Docent to engage in conversation about Falks’ unique artworks.
Jen Aitken: Artist’s Workshop
1 PM | 1 Hour
A limited number of spots may become available 5 min prior to workshop
Toronto-based sculptor Jen Aitken will lead an in-person drawing session exploring the dimensionality of lines and negative space.
Spotlight On: Conversations, Public Tour
2 PM | 1 Hour Tour
A tour of the newest exhibition of the most iconic works from the McMichael’s permanent collection as selected and curated by Ian Dejardin, McMichael Executive Director.
Performance: Robin Hood by Dufflebag Theatre
2 PM | All ages
Free, no registration required.
The highlight of the day will be a spirited performance of Robin Hood by Dufflebag Theatre.