March Break 2018

COME FOR A 1/2 WORKSHOP, A FULL DAY OR MULTIPLE DAYS! HANDS-ON LEARNING, FUN AND HIGH-QUALITY TAKE-HOMES!

These are stand-alone workshops (with a couple of exceptions - see below). However, for an additional $5/child, we can provide supervision during the lunch hours for those who'd like to stay for the day. Option available at checkout.

Register by phone: Victoria Veenstra x218 705 748 9153

Online registration coming soon!

 

MONDAY, MARCH 12

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9:30-12:00 Mini-Paddle Painting (ages 6+)

$17 non-member, $15.30 members

Paint a 14” poplar paddle to take home, inspired by paddles from our collection from across Canada. 

 

Optional: Supervised lunch hour 12-1, $5

 

1:00-3:30 Arctic Adventures (ages 6+)

$17 non-member, $15.30 members

A fun, hands-on workshop that explores stone-carving safely and successfully! Participants create a soapstone pendant using only pre-shaped stone and sandpaper, water and oil, inspired by the Arctic artifacts in our collection. Traditional Inuit games and stories too!  

 

 

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 13

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9:30-12:00 Arctic Adventures (ages 6+)

$17 non-member, $15.30 members
So popular we're running it twice! A fun, hands-on workshop  to explore stone-carving safely and successfully! Participants create a soapstone pendant or small sculpture using only pre-shaped stone and sandpaper, water and oil, inspired by the Arctic artifacts in our collection. Traditional Inuit games and stories too!

 

Optional: Supervised lunch hour 12-1, $5

 

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1:00-3:30 NEW! Masks & Tracks (ages 6+)

$17 non-members, $15.30 members

A museum-wise scavenger hunt to track the animals we'd see around us on a canoe trip! Discover our animal puppets, all about habitats and make a mask to take home! 

 

 

WEDNESDAY MARCH 14

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9:00-12:00 Souvenir Paddle-Carving (ages 9+)

$22 non-members, $19.80 members

Carve and craft a two-foot paddle using the traditional tools! A great intro to paddle-carving that teaches many of the steps of full-size paddle-carving using a soft wood and a more accessible (i.e. quicker to complete) size.  Participants will explore paddle parts and unique paddles in our collection, but will spend most of the morning carving their own paddles with a spokeshave, and finishing it with sandpaper, to create a beautiful, smooth keepsake to treasure.

Please be sure to wear closed-toe shoes for safety during the wood-working part of this workshop! 

Optional: Supervised lunch hour 12-1, $5

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1:00-3:30 Souvenir Paddle Arts (ages 9+)

$17 non-members, $15.80 members

Stay on from the morning program to take your freshly-carved two-foot paddle to the next level! With inspiration from the traditional and not-so-traditional forms of paddle art represented in our Galleries, use your paddle as a unique canvas for acrylics and other media.

*open only to those who have carved a paddle during the morning (or can bring one they've carved with us another time)*

Thursday, March 15

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9:30-12:00 Canoe Paper Arts (ages 8+)

$17 non-member, $15.30 members

Make your own paper from scratch using scraps, rags, bark and other natural materials. Explore canoe imprints, birch bark paper and more!

 

Optional: Supervised lunch hour 12-1, $5

 

1:00-3:30 Blanket Mittens & Needle Felting (ages 8+)

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$22 non-members, $19.80 members

Make a pair of adult, youth or child-sized blanket mittens for yourself or a gift. Cut, shape and stitch wool mittens, and experiment with needle felting. Explore our artisan gallery and discover the historical context of the trade blankets of the fur trade.

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, March 16

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9:30-12:00 Woodworking: Build a Beading Loom (ages 9+)

$22 non-members, $19.80 members

Follow a scavenger hunt through the Museum to find all the parts of your loom kit. Learn woodworking skills as you build a pine beading loom with the patient, friendly guidance of our experienced education staff. You'll end up with a loom that you can make multiple beading projects on, including the one in our afternoon workshop. 

Optional: Supervised lunch hour 12-1, $5

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1:00-3:30 Beading Bracelets on a Loom (ages 9+)

$17 non-member, $15.30 members

Use the loom you built in the morning to create a 3-row beaded bracelet. Learn about wampum and indigenous beading traditions. We will have a small number of looms available for those who weren't with us for the morning workshop. 

 

 

 

Register now by calling us at 705 748 9153 x 218 or email victoria.veenstra@canoemuseum.ca

Online registration coming soon!

 

Cancellation Policy: 30 days+  until the workshop: Full refund provided

Fees are non-refundable within 30 days of your program date.