Visit any day of the week to explore our exhibitions. Spend time drawing at our little art table or borrow an Art Kit from the Front Desk. Art Kits are free, in-gallery activities designed for visitors ages two to twelve. Every Art Kit is packed with everything you need for a small art adventure in the galleries.

If you are looking for more opportunities to explore art with your family, join us for Make Something Sunday, a free, monthly drop-in program that introduces new materials and ways of working through informal hands-on workshops for kids and their adults.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and public health guidelines, this program is currently offered as a take-home kit called Make Something Sunday To Go.

An adult and two children sit on folding stools in a darkened gallery. They hold clipboards and pencils and look towards two large, flat dress-shaped sculptures that hang on the wall.

Current Programs for Families

Two hands hold the cover of a Cloud Collection with "CLOUD COLLECTION DIANE BORSATO" in large uppercase blue type.

Diane Borsato: Cloud Collection

Observations of clouds and other ephemeral phenomena in the permanent collection of the Owens Art Gallery

A smartphone is held up in front of a lush green sports field. On the screen is a map with a point that reads "Alex Colville, Running Dog". On the left of the screen is an image of a Wire Fox Terrier racing across a sports field marked with painted white lines.

You Are Here

Seeing Sackville through the Owens Art Gallery Collection

Two canvas drawstring bags sit in a clear plastic display shelf on a wooden desk. Printed on the bags is an illustration of a hand holding a pencil encircled by a black band with text that reads "OWENS ART KIT".

Owens Art Kit

Mini-making activities inspired by our exhibitions

Block letters spell out ‘Make Something Sunday’ in grey and “To Go’ in black. The text is written on a white sheet of paper surrounded by a yellow background.

Make Something Sunday To Go

Take home activities for families sponsored by the Rotary Club of Sackville

In a gallery an adult and child sit together at a table cluttered with small scraps of cut paper. The adult uses a pair of scissors to cut small pieces of paper while the child watches. Behind them adults and children work at other tables.

Make Something Sunday

Hands-on workshops for families sponsored by the Rotary Club of Sackville

Little Library

Available during every Make Something Sunday

Past Programs for Families

The Collage Party

A nomadic, public studio by Paul Butler

A close-up of a child’s hands using a tactile drawing tool to emboss lines of a drawing into a sheet of white paper.

Automatisme Ambulatoire Matinée

An afternoon of art and dance

A clothed figure model stands in the centre of a gallery on top of a wooden plinth, with their feet apart and arms outstretched. Adults sit in a circle around the model, drawing them from observation.

Drawing in the Galleries

An all-ages drawing extravaganza

Several pieces of black paper have stars drawn on them with metallic markers. The papers are held together with a gold brad, and help up by a hand.

Family Literacy Day

Community partnership