Make Something Sunday

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

More Programs for Families
A hand holds up an embroidery hoop. The burlap fabric in the hoop is filled with colour stitches of thick yarn, felt pieces and shiny plastic beads.

Make Something Sundays are back! We are thrilled to welcome families back to the Owens for in-person artmaking.

This monthly program introduces new materials and new ways of working through informal hands-on workshops for kids 12 and under and their adults. Drop-in for half an hour or stay for two. No booking required. This program is offered free of charge. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Sackville, NB.

Fall 2022

25 September, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Freestyle Stitching

With an embroidery hoop, burlap, and a large blunt needle, stitch your own artwork. We’ll have baskets of colourful yarn, beads and felt pieces to inspire you.

23 October, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Extraordinary Books

Fold and cut playful page shapes to create a book full of colour and surprises. What will you discover as you peek through the pages of your new book?

20 November, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
GIF Magic

Create your own paper character or creature and bring it to life in a simple digital animation called a “GIF”. We’ll have an animation station set-up in the lobby, and in just a few easy steps, you’ll have your own amazing handmade looping animation.

11 December, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Bright Bunting

Experiment with watercolour pencils and paint small paper flags, then string them together to make your own colourful bunting to brighten a window, wall, or shelf.

Extend your visit to the Owens with our Little Library, a small portable library featuring an expanding collection of art books for young readers. The books in the Little Library support and spark conversations about art and creativity. You might also want to try out one of our in-gallery Art Kits designed to connect kids ages 2-12 twelve to our current exhibitions.

The Mount Allison University campus and the Owens Art Gallery continue to have COVID-19 protocols in place for the safety and wellbeing of our staff and visitors. Masks are mandatory in the Owens for all visitors two years and older.