Vancouver Art Gallery to host interactive art-making spring break adventure

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The Vancouver Art Gallery is hosting a number of unique activities over spring break that are geared toward kids experiencing art.

For the first time ever, the Gallery’s Family FUSE will run from March 25 – March 29 and offer a number of exciting programs. Themed The Everyday in Different Ways, the programs are meant to connect children and youth to interdisciplinary practices through a variety arts-focused activities. The activities take place on each day from noon until 4 pm.

The Spring Break Edition will investigate how modern and contemporary artworks transform our understanding of everyday life. In order to find out the answers, participants will be invited to embark on their own exciting adventures in art-making. What’s more, admission is free for Gallery Members, as well as children aged 12 and under when
accompanied by a ticketed adult.

ART AGENTS
1st Floor

Join our team of Art Agents in the Gallery as they bring the exhibitions to life through activities, questions and conversations relating to what you notice about the artworks on display.

THE MAKING PLACE
Room 4East

Let your imagination soar in The Making Place! Together, we will explore the artist’s decision-making process as we experiment with choices around colour and composition in hands-on art activities.

ARTIST WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Lee Hutzulak
March 25, 12—4 PM
2nd Floor

Experiment with creating rhythm and sound out of the everyday with Lee Hutzulak’s Contactopus, an assemblage of household items connected to amplified contact microphones. Become part of a sound performance, and use repurposed materials to create your own microtonal soundscape.

Caroline liffmann and Carolina Bergonzoni
March 26, 12PM, 1PM, 2PM and 3 PM
1st Floor

This is your chance to move! Join choreographers Caroline Liffmann and Carolina Bergonzoni to make your own dance inspired by the artworks on display in Affinities: Canadian Artists and France.

Derya Akay and Vivienne Bessette
March 27, 12:30—2:30 PM
Annex Workshop

Explore colour, pattern and texture with artists Derya Akay and Vivienne Bessette. Learn how to make textile art with bundle dyeing, a non-toxic and sustainable technique that extracts beautiful colours from everyday natural materials.

Ewan McNeil
March 28, 12PM, 1PM, 2PM and 3 PM
Annex Workshop
Registration recommended*

Artists have long been interested in repurposing everyday objects to create new narratives. Join artist Ewan McNeil to make your own assemblage sculptures using a diverse range of non-traditional art materials.

*Families can register for Ewan McNeil’s workshop at the Information Desk in the Gallery Lobby during Family FUSE.

Maya Beaudry
March 29, 12—4 PM
Annex Workshop

Join artist Maya Beaudry to create a collaborative mural of colours and textures using fabric and inspired by the artworks on display in French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950.

In addition to the special family offerings, FUSE will also offer the following exhibits:

  • French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850–1950
  • Affinities: Canadian Artists and France
  • Mowry Baden
  • Displacement

Looking for some other fun things to over spring break? Be sure to stop by the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre to check out the exciting seasonal offerings that include “Exploring the Sun” as well as “Exploring the moon.

Also, make sure that you check out this incredible B.C. destination located within an hour-and-a-half drive from Vancouver. It offers a plethora of fun family-centric activities and beautiful views.