What do glue, glitter, paint, popsicle sticks and the odd squid or two have in common? FUN! Drop by and see what the fun is about as you learn, explore and create together as a family. Programs are included with the cost of admission. SUNDAYS 2 – 4pm.
Sunday, March 1
Record your memories from the world around you, then turn your reflections into a memory map of your life experience – a perfect way to spend the afternoon and document your personal story in an artful way.
Sunday, March 8
The Beothuk made bone carvings with patterns on both faces that were rubbed with red ochre. They were sewn onto their clothing as ornaments or worn as necklaces. Make your own and view Beothuk artifacts in the Connections exhibition.
Sunday, March 15
CELEBRATE THE IRISH
Wear something green and create some fun family memories as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at The Rooms. Make a shamrock crown; have fun with other crafts; then join us for story time. With a little luck, it is sure to be a magical day for all.
Sunday, March 22
SHARING OUR CULTURES
Take a trip around the world and join us as we celebrate the cultural diversity of our Province. Sharing Our Cultures is a free educational and multicultural project on display throughout The Rooms public spaces.
Sunday, March 29
Use archival photos and modern images to mix messages of modernity with the province’s past and create new views of the world we live in. Inspired by artist Tanya St-Pierre’s new artwork, Collage Series, cut, copy and paste pictures to bring new ideas to some old photos.
Sunday, April 5
No Program – Easter Sunday
EASTER WEEK Family Fun
Tuesday, April 7
FUN WITH FLAGS!
Did you know that a long time ago flags were used to share the news? Flags were used to tell what ships were entering St. John’s harbour and who had the biggest catch of fish. Join us at The Rooms to find out why flags were so popular in the past and design your own special family flag.
Wednesday, April 8
SEA CREATURE CREATIONS
Make your own sea creatures: from giant squid with big googly-eyes to jelly-fish with wriggly tentacles, then visit our Connections exhibition to see these creatures yourself.
Thursday, April 9
Shadow puppetry is one of the world’s oldest forms of entertainment. Learn more about the tradition and how to make and animate your own cut-out creatures.
Friday, April 10
Did you lose a mitten over the winter? Looking for a way to cherish your old mismatched home-knit socks? Bring them to The Rooms and create a collagraph print, or try some of the other textiles we have on hand to make an original artwork.
Sunday, April 12
The forget-me-not is a powerful symbol of remembrance of the First World War for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. Decorate a pot and pick up some forget-me-not seeds to plant and remember.
Sunday, April 19
LETTERS & ART
In celebration of the 5 Arts & Letters Award come create by stamping, painting, and sticking mixed media to make a picture worth a thousand words.
Sunday, April 26
Are you puzzled about what to do today? Come and join us for some jig-saw puzzle fun. These archival photos-turned puzzles will amaze you. Create your own jig-saw puzzle and challenge your friend or family member to piece it together.