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Museum @ Home - PLAY


  • Location: Online
  • Cost: Free
  • Telephone: 519-661-0333
This event is online Museum @ Home - PLAY

Bring the Museum to wherever you are with engaging activities for all ages from one of our three categories.

Museum @ Home - PLAY - Art tutorials with materials from around the house, puzzles, and more!

Art tutorials you can do right now with materials around the house
-Perspective Tutorial with coloured construction paper, scissors, pencil, ruler and glue. Part 1 of our Drawing Basics Tutorial Series.
-Chairs Pop-Up Tutorial with paper, pencil, coloured pencils and scissors
-October Beasts using white on black process with white pencils and black paper
-Canada Jay textured cut outs with paper, scissors and pencils
-Tree Ring Collage with markers/pencils, recycled/construction paper, scissors, glue, and yarn
-Maple Leaf Rubbings with paper, pencils/pencil crayons/pastels, erasers, and leaves

Art tutorials requiring art supplies
-Stamping with ink pad, paint, brush, marker, scissors, tape, foam, acetate, and paper
-Acrylic Painting with brushes, pencil, paper with wheel and grid, and primary colour paints
-Drawing gestures with brown & black paper, soft & hard pencils,Conté, and wood model 
-Windchimes and sound art with dowel/stick, metal tubes, forks/keys/beads/bells, and string
-Watercolour with paper, paint pan or tubes, brushes, pen, pencil, and eraser
-Sculpture with clay block, wooden or metal tools for scoring, and water

Art and History @ Home. Closer looks at Museum artworks with activities for adults
-Owls: look at a Kenojuak Ashevak owl print, learn about her art and take an owl quiz
-Flowers: look at a Kate Taylor Cumming painting, learn more about her art, take a flower quiz
-Birds: look at a Will Gorlitz painting, learn more about his art, and colour a bird zentangle

Imagination Station @ Home. Children’s activities based on our art and history works
-Owls: look at a Kenojuak Ashevak owl print, learn about the artist and make an owl
-Spring Flowers: look at a Kate Taylor Cumming painting, learn about the artist, make a daffodil
-Sudsy Soap: look at a nurse figurine and have fun with soap and bubble activities
-Birds: look at a Will Gorlitz painting, become a backyard birder, try some bird-making art

Puzzles of art works and historic artifacts from our collections
-Edward Weston photograph:  “Tepotzlan, Mexico, 1924”
-Music Box Chair, Before 1910
-William Hamilton with Graflex camera photograph, mid-20th century
-Hallowe’en Post Card, 1911
-Clare Bice painting: View from St. Paul’s Cathedral, undated
-James Hamilton painting: Forks of the Thames, circa 1850
-Mildred Peel painting: Breton Farmyard, circa 1885
-Paul Peel painting: The Wreck, 1884
-Paul Peel painting: The Covent Garden Market, London, Ontario, 1883

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