Creative Sundays is an art day for children ages 5-7 accompanied by a parent or guardian. This drop-in program is from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Sunday from January to the end of March. We will start with doing simple guided crafts together and see where this takes us! This is a freeform afternoon devoted to community and creativity. It is an opportunity for parents and children to make art, and for families to explore the exhibitions at the gallery. It is a time for creative expression, exploration and play.
January 12th, and 19th.
January 26th is a self-directed day *
February 2nd , 9th, 16th
February 23rd is a self-directed day *
March 2nd, 9th, 16th
March 23rd is a self-directed day *
* Alexandra is in Vancouver attending intensive classes the 4th weekend of every month. All the craft supplies will be out and you are welcome to make yourself at home in the tea room, work on old and new projects and check out the exhibitions.
Individual sessions for children in Grades 1-5 with Alexandra. As part of my Practicum Placement, I will be receiving supervision for individual appointments with children. Hour long individual sessions can be booked for your child based around the availability of the Gallery’s Tea Room. In these appointments, we will be playing with creative expression through the experience of art making. This experience could relate to visual art, creative play, acting, movement and/or sound. Creative self expression is linked to learning, and problem solving and may be useful in supporting your child in new ways of engaging. As well as exploring issues of belonging, community, energy and behavior, we can also lay foundations for later artistic practices – what skills are helpful for children who are artistically inclined? What skills can help children continue to be comfortable navigating the creative process in their own unique and self-directed way into adulthood? These are some things we can explore based on the interests of your child. Or we can just hang out and make art together. Sometimes it is nourishing in itself to have one-on-one time with someone in a safe space devoted to artistic creativity.
For more information, please contact the gallery at 250-493-2928. Permission from the parent is required for a child’s participation. There is no fee for these appointments, but registration and confirmation of commitment is required. An information package is available from Dawn at the gallery’s front desk.
Alexandra Goodall is a multidisciplinary artist currently completing a Masters in Expressive Arts Therapy through Vancouver Expressive Arts and the European Graduate School. This program at the PAG is part of her practicum placement. As an artist, she works in fibre and paint. She holds a Diploma in Costume Studies from Dalhousie University.
~ David Diamond, speaking at the Banff Centre for the Arts.
1st Fridays is a forum for artists in Penticton to get together as a “living community”. Our goal with 1st Fridays is twofold — first, we hope to provide a public forum for artists, musicians, and performers. The program is open to all ages, and encourages the sharing of any art, music or type of performance; thereby creating an atmosphere where younger artists can interact and learn from older, more established artists and vice versa. Secondly, we strive to be a place where the arts are celebrated and shared outside of the realm of commercialism. There is no admission charge so this program is accessible to everyone, regardless of financial situation.
1st Fridays acts as a community living room – a place for new artists in the community to meet like-minded people in a supportive environment. The night unfolds as a spontaneous lineup of artists and musical acts. In addition, participants read poetry, tell stories, and share visual art. We have had people screen new media pieces, and often visitors set up their paints and drawing materials on the tables provided.
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, we would love to hear from you. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org