supersunday at the Vancouver Art Gallery
If you’re looking for something to do with the kids one Sunday, why not head to the Vancouver Art Gallery for their supersunday event, which is held on the third Sunday of each month.
Artists, staff and volunteers help kids to discover that there’s more to art than just drawing and painting. The event covers writing, dance and even video creation, opening kids’ eyes to forms of art they may never have considered before.
The last event featured snippets from each of the exhibits currently on display at the gallery.
Truth Beauty covers photography from 1845 – 1945, and allowed you to pose for a family portrait.
The Kutlug Ataman: Paradise and Kuba exhibit encouraged families to go on camera and explain what they love about where they live. The videos may be shown at future supersunday events. Kids could also make their own TV, and put the photograph that they had taken at the gallery on to it. What kid doesn’t want to be on TV, after all?
The Tree: From the Sublime to the Social looks at the impact that trees have on people and how the forest can be used to awe and inspire us. Sketching of trees was encouraged, and they were also apparently giving potted trees away that you could replant, but although we found the indoor growing room, we couldn’t find anyone who was actually handing the trees out. There was also a dance workshop and a story writing workshop on trees that we unfortunately get time to attend.
The Emily Carr and the Group of Seven exhibit encouraged families to paint their own winter landscape, and to learn about some of the most famous painters in Canadian history.
The price was a little steep ($15 apiece for parents) although children under 12 are free, and they do ask for a small donation to help cover the costs of the materials.
While the event runs from noon to 5pm, which should give you enough time to see everything, chances are your kids will just tire out before seeing it all.
All in all, though, it was a great experience, and a nice change from just another weekend trip to the mall.