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Events listing

Paddleboat Rides on the Natrel Pond

September 22-24, 2017

Take a break from the action and enjoy a fun float on the Natrel Pond, located beside the picturesque Harbourfront Centre boardwalk.

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Power Kids: Take Flight!

October 15, 2017

These FREE arts workshops for children ages 7-12 begin with a tour of the gallery and conclude with an art activity, inspired by the ideas behind the current exhibition. Tours and workshops are led by Amanda Foulds, Power Kids Family Programs Coordinator and assisted by Erica Cristobal, Power Kids Teaching Assistant. The cardboard sculptures in Amalia Pica’s exhibition are reconstructions of acoustic mirrors built nearly 100 years ago, between the First and Second World War. These mirrors were intended to detect the sound of incoming enemy aircraft. In this workshop, we will design and create our own gliding airplanes using cardboard and paint. After we construct our airplanes, we will take them outside to watch them fly!

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Power Kids: Infinite Landscapes

October 22, 2017

These FREE arts workshops for children ages 7-12 begin with a tour of the gallery and conclude with an art activity, inspired by the ideas behind the current exhibition. Tours and workshops are led by Amanda Foulds, Power Kids Family Programs Coordinator and assisted by Erica Cristobal, Power Kids Teaching Assistant. Sammy Baloji’s and Filip De Boeck’s work explores the past, present, and future dreams of a city’s inhabitants. In this workshop, we will discuss how Baloji combines both the past and the future, the old and the new, in his photographs. Then we will transform historic images of Toronto’s landscape into new futuristic scenes using plastic, paper and textiles.

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Power Kids: Camera Obscura

November 5, 2017

These FREE arts workshops for children ages 7-12 begin with a tour of the gallery and conclude with an art activity, inspired by the ideas behind the current exhibition. Tours and workshops are led by Amanda Foulds, Power Kids Family Programs Coordinator and assisted by Erica Cristobal, Power Kids Teaching Assistant. The camera is an important part of Sammy Baloji and Filip De Boeck’s exhibition. It has the ability to freeze time and create stories. In this workshop, we will explore the origins of cameras – as far back as ancient Greece – by constructing our own camera obscuras! Like Amalia Pica, we will follow schematic drawing plans and build our cameras using cardboard, lenses and mirrors. Through this program we will learn about the components of a camera and the basic techniques of photography.

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Power Kids: Colouring Canada

November 19, 2017

These FREE arts workshops for children ages 7-12 begin with a tour of the gallery and conclude with an art activity, inspired by the ideas behind the current exhibition. Tours and workshops are led by Amanda Foulds, Power Kids Family Programs Coordinator and assisted by Erica Cristobal, Power Kids Teaching Assistant. Inspired by Michael Landy’s drawings of logos and slogans found across Toronto’s landscape, this workshop invites participants to create their own large-scale oil drawing of an icon with a corresponding word or phrase about what Canada means to them.

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Power Kids: Billboards and Beyond

December 10, 2017

These FREE arts workshops for children ages 7-12 begin with a tour of the gallery and conclude with an art activity, inspired by the ideas behind the current exhibition. Tours and workshops are led by Amanda Foulds, Power Kids Family Programs Coordinator and assisted by Erica Cristobal, Power Kids Teaching Assistant. While photographing different urban sites in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sammy Baloji often finds billboard advertisements depicting cityscapes from Dubai and other recent hot spots from the Global South to which the Congo aspires. After discussing Baloji’s interest in Congo’s imagined future, we will design and create our own billboard complete with glowing lights.

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Power Kids: Secret Ears

December 17, 2017

These FREE arts workshops for children ages 7-12 begin with a tour of the gallery and conclude with an art activity, inspired by the ideas behind the current exhibition. Tours and workshops are led by Amanda Foulds, Power Kids Family Programs Coordinator and assisted by Erica Cristobal, Power Kids Teaching Assistant. In this workshop we will consider the use of translation and miscommunication in Amalia Pica’s exhibition 'ears to speak of.' We will begin with a brief discussion about language, sound and the history of secret codes. Then, we will construct our own cipher wheels using paper, watercolour and ink. You can write your own coded letters and send them to a friend.

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