Art in the Family!
At Place des Arts, art is a family affair!
Doing art together as a family is a great bonding experience that can inspire deeper communication, get our imaginations imagining and provide lots of stimulating, creative fun!
This season, Place des Arts invites families to a variety of free, art-filled events designed for all ages. Our ever-popular Family Day at PdA is back, including our family day for the holidays, a multicultural celebration of light we call A Lantern Affair.
Admission for all our Art in the Family events is free!
Family Day at PdA!
Gather up the clan and drop by Family Day at PdA to immerse yourself in art! Tour the galleries and create your own masterpieces in a variety of all-ages, drop-in-style art activities based on the subject matter and/or art mediums of the exhibiting artists.
Admission is free!
Please register online at brownpapertickets.com so we know how many to expect.
Upcoming Family Day Schedule
Sunday, January 21, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Welcome in the new year with a brand new Family Day! Join us and check out the January exhibitions: Lyrical Expressions by painter and teacher Jane Appleby, Balance by fibre artist Mardell Rampton and Colour: A Personal Response by collaborative artists Sarah McLaren and Lesley Turner. And when you’re done all that, join us for these amazing art activities:
Cut leaves from recycled fabric scraps to sew onto our growing fabric tree;
Create miniature mouse sculptures using walnuts and some leftover fibre bits;
Create lyrical abstract paintings with Jane Appleby by playing out colour notes with paint;
- Engage in 'colour play' with Lesley Turner and Sarah McLaren:
- 5-7 year olds will make a tactile rainbow fridge magnet;
- Children 7 years and older plus parent each make their own 'favorite colour book' and bring home a list of follow up activities to encourage further personal colour exploration.
Sunday, April 8, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Featuring a Concert by Senior Place des Arts Music Students
The rain may seem like a drag, but the trees love it! Celebrate the oncoming blooming season with 20 Trees, 20 Ways, 20 Weeks by photographer and multimedia artist Mark Bowen. Then view Contemplation of Forces by painter Moira Calder and Colour is Life by ceramic artist Sohreh Sachs. Then complete three art activities based on the exhibitions and attend our annual senior students concert starting at 3pm.
Build your own totem artwork based on the works of Shohreh Sachs;
Create beautiful multimedia tree artworks, using old buttons as leaves and flowers;
Craft a fish sculpture from cardboard, drawing inspiration from the design elements of Shohreh Sachs’ ceramic sculptures.
Thanks to Vancity for supporting Family Day!