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Family Sundays Tell Me a Story, Draw Me a Book

October 16, 2022

Sunday, October 16


Art activities and workshops from
11 am to 4 pm


Special Family Sunday Kids Menu and Grab and Go options available from the outdoor kiosk at Cabin.


FREE admission on Family Sundays

Parking fees are still in effect on Family Sundays

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TELL ME A STORY, DRAW ME A BOOK

There’s nothing quite like cozying up with a good book and a hot beverage during the chilly autumn months. October’s Family Sunday is inspired by the literary arts! Learn how illustrators bring stories to life through visual art, from traditional drawing and paintings to collage and mosaic. Inspired by a lesser-known collection of illustrated stories by beloved artist Emily Carr, the McMichael will offer story telling sessions and drop-in family art workshops. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet Catherine Wilson, author of Emily Carr and Raven: In the Darkness of her Dreams and Eulalie’s Journey to Algonquin with Tom Thomson.

ACTIVITIES & WORKSHOPS


Storytelling and Art Workshop: The World of Paper Mosaic Image Making

11 am, 12:30 and 3 pm
All Ages
Location: Pine Cottage

Developed and led by artist, educator and author Karen Johnston, this hands-on workshop explores image making through the colourful and tactile technique of mosaic. Karen will read from her book, Six Owls and a Party, and guide families through the creation of their own paper mosaic!

Arrive early to secure your spot


Public Tour of Outdoor Art at the McMichael

11 am – 12 pm
All Ages
Location: Outdoors, tour begins in the Grand Hall

Enjoy a refreshing walk through the McMichael’s grounds and learn about the rich biodiversity of the Humber River Valley and the Gallery’s long history of collecting outdoor artwork.

Arrive early to secure your spot


En Plein Air Pastel Drawing Workshop

11 am – 4 pm
All Ages
Location: Thomson Shack

Draw inspiration from the wooded landscape of the McMichael’s grounds and join instructor Katherine Gorelick as she leads young artists through the process of En Plein Air sketching. Children will have the opportunity to create a chalk pastel sketch of their very own.


Reading and Book Signing with author Catherine Wilson and Illustrator Ruth MacLean

12 pm
Ages: 13-15
Location: Founder’s Lounge

Join author Catherine Wilson and artist Ruth MacLean as they share the story of how their book, Emily Carr and Raven: In the Darkness of her Dreams, came to portray the life story of historic Canadian artist Emily Carr. Wilson will read an excerpt from the book, and MacLean will share original collage artwork featured in In the Darkness of her Dreams

Attendees may purchase the book at the Gallery Shop and have the author and illustrator sign their copy.


Public Tour of Gathie Falk: Revelations

12:30 to 1:30 pm
All Ages
Location: Starting in the Grand Hall

Explore piles of fruit, floating cabbages, expanses of colour flowerbeds and more during this tour of Gathie Falk: Revelations, which celebrates one of Canada’s most visionary and experimental artists.


Reading and Book Signing with Catherine Wilson and Illustrator Ruth MacLean

2:00 pm
Ages: 8-12
Location: Founder’s Lounge

Join author Catherine Wilson for a reading from Eulalie’s Journey to Algonquin with Tom Thomson, her children’s book that offers lyrical insight into the life of Tom Thomson as told from the perspective of his dog Eulalie. Focusing on the artist’s last days in Algonquin Park, this book provides a wonderful introduction to one of Canada’s most fascinating and mysterious artists.

Attendees may purchase the book at the Gallery Shop and have the author and illustrator sign their copy.


Conversations Public Exhibition Tour

2:00 to 3:00 pm
Location: Grand Hall

Learn more about the Gallery’s latest special exhibition, Conversations: Masterworks from the McMichael, a selection of works from our permanent collection that takes pleasure in placing apparently disparate works in creative conversation with one another.


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Details

Date:
October 16, 2022
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Venue

10365 Islington Ave
Kleinburg, Ontario L0J1C0 Canada
Phone:
1(905) 893-1121
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