STUDIO SUNDAYS AT THE MACKENZIE

Studio Sundays, presented by Great West Life, London Life, and Canada Life, offer hands-on art activities and family-friendly explorations of themes in our current exhibitions every Sunday from 2 - 4pm, led by a trained Gallery Facilitator in the BMO Learning Centre.

All ages are welcome. Free admission, no registration necessary.

The first Sunday of every month at the MacKenzie is Storytelling Sunday, where Gallery Facilitators read and tell stories related to works on view in the Gallery, followed by an exhibition-related art activity. Special Sundays throughout the year include guest artist-led workshops, musical performances and more in the galleries.
For more information, please contact: nicolle.nugent@mackenzieartgallery.ca

Studio Sundays are presented by:

SPRING/SUMMER STUDIO SUNDAYS

April 30: Rhythms and Patterns in the Canadian Landscape
Make an oil pastel image of a Canadian Landscape, with an emphasis on the patterns you can see in the objects, colours, and shapes of that landscape.
 

MAY

May 7: Mandala Poems in response to The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

Inspired by the lessons of caring for our environment in The Lorax, children and parents will work together to create a mandala poem about how they interact with their environment.

May 14: My Personal Museum

Imagine your memories were part of a museum exhibition.  What objects would be on display?  Inspired by Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyen’s work with archival materials, create a museum-inspired sculpture of a personal artifact.

May 21: Finding the Spaces

Consider how artists like Alex Janvier use negative space in their work.  Come create an abstract chalk-
pastel artwork focusing on the spaces around objects rather than drawing the objects themselves.

May 28: Maps of our Memories

Taking inspiration from the works of Alex Janvier, create an abstract map of a location related to a memory.  Use symbols and lines to show your relationships to that location.

 

JUNE

June 4: Mandala Poems in response to The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

Inspired by the lessons of caring for our environment in The Lorax, children and parents will work together to create a mandala poem about how they interact with their environment.

June 11: Artful Names

Create a beautiful calligraphy image of your own name to hang up on your door, in your bedroom, or in any space that needs personalizing.

June 18: Musical Collage

Make art you can feel in more ways than one!  Enjoy a multi-sensory art project where we create collages as a response to music using many textured materials.

June 25: Finding the Spaces

Consider how artists like Alex Janvier use negative space in their work.  Come create an abstract chalk-pastel artwork focusing on the spaces around objects rather than drawing the objects themselves.

 

JULY

July 2: Mandala Poems in response to The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

Inspired by the lessons of caring for our environment in The Lorax, children and parents will work together to create a mandala poem about how they interact with their environment.

July 9: Maps of our Memories

Taking inspiration from the works of Alex Janvier, create an abstract map of a location related to a memory.  Use symbols and lines to show your relationships to that location.

July 16: Artful Names

Create a beautiful calligraphy image of your own name to hang up on your door, in your bedroom, or in any space that needs personalizing.

July 23: Musical Collage

Make art you can feel in more ways than one!  Enjoy a multi-sensory art project where we create collages as a response to music using many textured materials.

July 30: Finding the Spaces

Consider how artists like Alex Janvier use negative space in their work.  Come create an abstract chalk-pastel artwork focusing on the spaces around objects rather than drawing the objects themselves.

 

AUGUST

August 6: Mandala Poems in response to The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

Inspired by the lessons of caring for our environment in The Lorax, children and parents will work together to create a mandala poem about how they interact with their environment.

August 13: Maps of our Memories

Taking inspiration from the works of Alex Janvier, create an abstract map of a location related to a memory.  Use symbols and lines to show your relationships to that location.

August 20: Artful Names

Create a beautiful calligraphy image of your own name to hang up on your door, in your bedroom, or in any space that needs personalizing.

August 27: Musical Collage

Make art you can feel in more ways than one!  Enjoy a multi-sensory art project where we create collages as a response to music using many textured materials.

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