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ArtStarts Explores

ArtStarts Explores is a hands-on drop-in workshop series for creative and adventurous families held from 11am to 12pm every Saturday (except the last Saturday of each month, when we present ArtStarts on Saturdays events). Explore creativity with your family through hands-on investigations and discover a wide variety of materials and artistic mediums. These process-based explorations invite families to experiment together through observing, touching, drawing, moving, assembling and listening to ignite their creative learning. Ages 12 and under. Free! Donations welcome.

ArtStarts Explores
Cats

Cats

It's International Cat Day, so put on your imaginary cat ears, clean your whiskers and get ready to explore the theme of cats with your whole family.

  • VANCOUVER: Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 11am to 12pm at the ArtStarts Gallery, 808 Richards St, Vancouver (map)
Gross

Gross

Are you ready to be gross? We are! Join us for a family-friendly workshop where we explore gross materials, thinking about gross things and why it's ok to sometimes be a little gross!

  • VANCOUVER: Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 11am to 12pm at the ArtStarts Gallery, 808 Richards St, Vancouver (map)
Paint

Paint

Let's mix, stroke, mash, colour and blend our way through this fun family workshop that explores paint and painting.

  • VANCOUVER: Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 11am to 12pm at the ArtStarts Gallery, 808 Richards St, Vancouver (map)
Rubbing

Rubbing

This weekend, we're going to explore rubbing different materials on, across and over different surfaces to see what happens!

  • VANCOUVER: Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 11am to 12pm at the ArtStarts Gallery, 808 Richards St, Vancouver (map)
More Events

More Events

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On Now at the Gallery

On Now at the Gallery

While at the ArtStarts Gallery, check out our exhibition of young people's art, Cause and Effect: Young People's Perspectives on Past, Present and Future. From engineering contraptions that produce a chain reaction to sound mapping, this exhibition features creative projects by 1,717 students who made insightful reflections about place, memory and myth, interpreting narratives from the past and present—and making their own for the future.