Westminster Savings Family Days
Saturday, October 15, 1-4pm
Westminster Savings Family Days will be presented on nine Saturday afternoons over the course of the 2016/2017 season. The program is designed to bring families together around the arts with an information and entertaining drop-in program of hands-on activities that will build an appreciation of the arts.
The program is presented for all ages and is FREE through the support of Westminster Savings.
All events occur on Saturdays and are 1:00 – 4:00 unless otherwise listed.
Monthly programs and descriptions:
October 15, 2016
Miniature Miniature Theatre Theatre
Take in the exhibition Theatre Theatre then take up your own imaginative ideas to make a miniature theatre of your own. Decorate your theatre and set the stage for your fingers to act out your theatrical masterpiece. Didn’t the Bard write: “All the world’s a stage, and all the fingers merely players.”
November 19, 2016
Two Stories to Every Side
Everybody knows that there are two sides to every piece of paper. Work together to make two pictures, one for each side. Then, hang it on your wall at home in the special 2-sided frame provided – pick a side, then the other.
December 10, 2016
All that Jingles and Some that Jangle
Music? Noise? How does some musical noise sound this festive season? Play around with some baubles and bells to create your own music maker suitable for accompanying sing-alongs with family and friends. Make it then shake it.
February 11, 2017
In amongst the exceptional works by senior high school students in the twentieth anniversary Emerging Talent exhibition on this special BC Family Day weekend Family Days activity, grab a pencil and a sheet (or more) of paper and make some drawings from a fabulously costumed model.
March 11, 2017
All Aboard the Kaleidoscope
Take in the fantastic video and audio experience of the exhibition Train Dreams then work together to create a new-fangled kaleidoscopic experience of your own inside an old-fashioned train lamp. All Aboard!
April 15, 2017
Using collage, markers, stickers, pens and paper imagine a rail journey across a real or imagined country and town. What route does your train take? What will you see flitting past the window? Where are you going and where did you come from?
May 27, 2017
The Art Gallery at Evergreen’s biggest exhibition to date, Coquitlam, Canada, celebrates Canada’s 150th anniversary and Coquitlam’s place in it. Fifty years ago for Canada’s Centennial, hundreds of public art commissions were made across the country. Think back fifty years, what would your Centennial Sculpture have looked like.
June 17, 2017
Work together to create your own miniature hand-made book to tell any story you wish. Maybe it’s a story about Coquitlam? Or maybe about bears? Or it could be about space? Why not about Coquitlam bears in space? If you can imagine it, you can make it.
July 15, 2017
Take a handful of objects – Canadian coins, textured paper, wood and more – lay it down on a table and lay a piece of paper over top. Use crayons and pencils to make colourful rubbings.