For those seeking ways to inspire and ignite curiosity in kids over spring break, the Vancouver Art Gallery has you covered. The Gallery’s Family FUSE will for the first time expand to five fun-filled days running March 25 to 29, 12—4 PM. Themed The Everyday in Different Ways, this special Family FUSE is packed with programs connecting children and youth to interdisciplinary practices through a variety arts-focused activities.
Inspired by the Gallery’s exhibitions: French Moderns: Monet to Matisse 1850-1950, Affinities: Canadian Artists in France, as well as Mowry Baden and Displacement, this Spring Break edition of Family FUSE will investigate how modern and contemporary artworks transform our understanding of everyday life. To find the answers, each day participants will be invited to explore an array of media, processes and ideas at their fingertips as they embark on their own exciting adventures in art-making.
The Gallery is set to become a space of exploration and active collaboration with workshop-based activities presented by local artists and art educators.
Activities take place each day between March 25—29, 2019, between 12—4 PM
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
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
March 25, 12—4 PM
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
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
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.
March 28, 12PM, 1PM, 2PM and 3 PM
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.
March 29, 12—4 PM
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.
During Family FUSE, the following exhibitions will be on view at the Gallery:
French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850–1950
Affinities: Canadian Artists and France
All programming is free for Gallery Members, as well as children aged 12 and under when accompanied by a ticketed adult.
For more information, visit: vanartgallery.bc.ca
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