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FAMILY FUN

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.

September 28
Note special time 1 – 4pm
Special Family Fun:
TIDDLY TOURNAMENT AND OTHER TRADITIONAL
GAMES ON THE LAWN

Tiddly, also known as piddly or puss, was once a very popular game that was played all over Newfoundland and Labrador. While the rules changed from community to community, the game pieces were the same – two rocks or bricks and two sticks. Come and join us on the lawn for a fun-filled day of Tiddly and other traditional games.

Presented in collaboration with Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Foundation

October 5
SENDING SIGNALS
Flags were used to send important messages during the First World War. Soldiers who could “talk with flags” were called Signallers. Come make your own signal flag and learn how to send messages like a soldier.

October 12
AUTUMN IMPRESSIONS
Leave an impression this autumn and learn how to make a monoprint by making impressions from leaves and other organic materials in ink then print your masterpiece on cotton paper.

October 19
MASK MAKING
Alter your ego and come make a face by making a simple mask. Turn ordinary supplies into an extraordinary new look, then see the masks in the exhibit Digital Beasts by the Elbow Room artist in residence Kyle Bustin.

October 26
MONSTER MASH UP
Cut, collage and create the creepiest craziest creatures you can imagine. Mix a variety of materials, photography and mediums. Make a monster that is sure to delight or set affright!

November 2
MAKE YOUR OWN WALTES
Come try your hand at Waltes, a traditional Mi’kmaq game that has been around for hundreds of years. Be sure to make your own to take home and play with family and friends.

November 9
A HANDICRAFT KIND OF DAY
Drop by with your family and friends to try your hand at age-old handicrafts. Practice your rug hooking skills using some recycled t-shirts or use a cardboard loom and weave some yarn into something special.

November 16
FUN WITH GENEALOGY
Be a detective and explore your roots as we celebrate Archives Week. Learn about your family history while you create a handprint family tree together. Seal your story in a time capsule for others to enjoy and share.

November 23
POTATO PORTRAIT PRINTMAKING
Potatoes are important, as seen in the photos of VIP Portraits in the art gallery and also in our local foods and fare. Come print a portrait of someone important; yourself or someone you know - using that vital vegetable, the potato.

December 7
MINI MUMMERS & FESTIVAL FASHION
Get ready for the 6th Annual Mummers Festival and make a mummer perfect for a pocket or for the tree, then jet set your janneying by designing your own disguise.

December 14
Special Family Fun:
THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF THE HOLIDAYS
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon of Christmas spirit at The Rooms. We’ll make Christmas crackers to share with family and friends, as well as decorations to adorn your tree at home. Don’t forget to make an extra-special ornament to hang on a tree at The Rooms. Enjoy the sounds of the holidays as our guest choir entertains us from the atrium.

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