Spring Break is almost here, and if you’re spending it in Vancouver, you’re probably wondering how you’re going to keep the kids occupied during their time off school.
There are only so many times you can take them to the movies or go swimming, activities they do year-round anyway. So what can you do that will ignite and inspire curiosity in your children while getting them out of the house and (hopefully) away from their screens for a while?
The Vancouver Art Gallery has you covered with their Spring Break Family FUSE Week! For the first time, the Gallery is expanding Family FUSE to five fun-filled days from Monday, March 25 to Friday, March 29. Your family can visit the Gallery together from 12 to 4 pm daily to enjoy this year’s programming, The Everyday in Different Ways.
This is also a great opportunity to experience the Gallery’s current exhibitions as a family. Family FUSE Week events will take inspiration from French Moderns: Monet to Matisse 1850-1950, Affinities: Canadian Artists in France, as well as Mowry Baden and Displacement. As a result, the little ones will gain an understanding of how modern and contemporary artworks transform our understanding of everyday life.
The Gallery understands that children learn by doing, and that’s why it will be transformed into a space of exploration and collaboration with workshop-based activities presented by local artists and art educators.
This includes engaging in-gallery activities with their team of experienced Art Agents (12 to 4 pm), who bring the exhibitions to life with activities and conversations about the artworks on display.
Kids can also get creative and let their imaginations soar in The Making Place (12 to 4 pm), where they’ll explore the artist’s decision-making process in these unique learning sessions with fun, hands-on activities.
Talented local artists Lee Hutzulak, Caroline Liffmann and Carolina Bergonzoni, Derya Akay and Vivienne Bessette, Ewan McNeil, and Maya Beaudry will be hosting different workshops from Monday to Friday that you can join. With activities like experimenting with soundscapes to making your own textile art, you really won’t want to miss these active and collaborative projects, inspired by the artworks currently on display.
All Family FUSE Week events are free for Gallery Members and children aged 12 and under when accompanied by an adult. This means you can enjoy a selection of fun activities that won’t cost your family a fortune this Spring Break! So visit the Vancouver Art Gallery this Spring Break to enjoy a wide selection of fun activities that won’t cost your family a fortune!
Family FUSE began back in 2009, and since then, thousands of families have enjoyed the variety of programming for children of all ages at the Gallery. You can be part of it all in 2019!
When: March 25 to 29
Time: 12 to 4 pm daily
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery — 750 Hornby Street
Price: FREE for kids 12 and under, when accompanied by an adult, and Gallery Members | $24 for general admission — Tickets available via the Vancouver Art Gallery