Family Sundays

Dates: April 1-June 26, 2022 (no class on Easter Sunday, April 17)
Times: Sundays: 1:30 – 3:00 pm, 12 workshops
Fees: $5/Child or Free for MacLaren Members; Materials included
Location: Education Centre

Every Sunday is Family Sunday at the MacLaren. Regional artists Shauna Umney-Grey, Janine Wheeler and Kim Brett will lead creative projects that families can complete together. From painting, to drawing, to sculpture and more, these short workshops are the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Program is ideal for school-aged children.

Fee is $5 per child/free for MacLaren Family membership holders (maximum of four children and two adults).

As of April 3, 2022, we will be running two sessions of Family Sunday back-to-back every Sunday with the same activity.

Registration begins in person at 1:00pm for Session 1 and 2:00 for Session 2.

  • Session 1 will run 1:15 – 2:15pm (Max 25 participants)
    Session 2 will run 2:30 – 3:30pm (Max 25 participants)

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to having you join us for more Family Sundays!


Family Sundays


Sunday, April 3


Super Stamping

Using household objects to create patterns and designs, families will work together to create an original art print. 

Sunday, April 10


Mountain Collage

Families will use tear paper and use collage to create unique landscapes featuring the mountains!

Sunday, April 17

Easter Sunday - NO FAMILY SUNDAY

Sunday, April 24


Gorgeous Paper Flowers

In this program, families will learn how to create giant paper flowers to celebrate the beauty of spring!

Sunday, May 1


Rain, Rain, Go Away

Using watercolour techniques, and collage, participants will depict a rainy-day scene in this mixed media piece.

Sunday, May 8


Creative Clay Pots

Using air-dry clay, families will explore clay sculpting to hand-build and decorate pinch pots that can hold a special surprise

Sunday, May 15


Fun with Foil Monoprinting

Families will learn and experiment with monoprinting! Using foil, water-based mediums, resists and reductive techniques, families will create one-of-a-kind prints!

Sunday, May 22


Animal Homes

Using collage, families will learn about animal habitats and create unique artworks about their favourite animals and their homes.

Sunday, May 29


Putting Down Roots

Using different textured papers and other materials, families will “plant” their own gardens.

Sunday, June 5


Underwater Silhouettes

Families will use acrylic paint to create an underwater scene and add silhouette cut-outs of marine life.

Sunday, June 12


Thirsty for Summer

In this mixed media work, participants will, looking forward to summer, create a picnic scene complete with their choice of refreshing drink!

Sunday, June 19


Peg Doll Self Portraits

Participants will creating miniature versions of themselves using peg dolls, to be given to friends and family as a gift.

Sunday, June 26


Fascination and Fluidity

Explore the fascinating effects when dish soap and watercolour paint are combined, families will collaborate together to create an original painting inspired by the summer.

Note: This programme outline is accurate at the time of publication but may be subject to change.