Whether you’re a preschooler, a senior or somewhere in between, the Burnaby Art Gallery is inviting you in to get your hands on art.
The gallery has a number of programs starting up for fall, designed to give people of all ages a chance to learn more about art. Note that registration is already open, and some programs are filling up quickly, so register soon. Among some of the upcoming offerings:
KINDERGARTEN ART FOR KIDS TO SENIORS
The gallery says participants can explore their inner kindergartener in a playful class designed for kids, teens, adults and seniors. You can come on your own or as a family to try out a variety of artistic mediums and techniques and check out gallery exhibitions. It runs four Saturdays starting Oct. 13, for $60 per person.
This one’s for two- to five-year-olds, with a caregiver, and it gives parents and preschoolers a chance to experiment together with different materials and techniques, working on different themes and projects each week. It runs four Fridays starting Sept. 21 for $26.40.
DEER LAKE PARK PRINTS
Four- to six-year-old artists get outside to collect natural objects for various printmaking projects, including relief prints, stamping, collographs and more. Bring rubber boots and raincoats for this class, which runs six Saturdays starting Sept. 22 (no class Oct. 6) and costs $50.
HOLIDAY ART CARDS
This one’s for the four- to six-year-olds, who can create their very own festive holiday art cards and gift tags using printmaking, painting and mixed media. It runs three Saturdays starting Dec. 1 and costs $28.10.
FROM ESCHER TO INDIGENOUS ART
Teen artists aged 12 to 18 can explore what Escher’s works and Northwest Coast Indigenous arts have in common in this program that runs three Wednesday evenings, starting Oct. 10, for $50 per person.