Family Art Day

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery offers FREE admission and programs to visitors of all ages on the last Sunday of each month from 12 pm to 5 pm!

Next Family Art Day: July 28, 2019


Guided tours:

1:00 - 2:00 pm English

2:00 - 3:00 pm French 
(please meet at the Welcome Desk beside the elevators)

Free activities:

12:00 - 5:00 pm Orientation Gallery or Front Steps (weather permitting)
Art Cart: Drawing circle – inspired by the exhibition, 13 Moon Healing Drums

12:00 - 5:00 pm RBC Learning Centre
Self-portrait Workshop with Sofia Cristanti

“Creative thinking gives life more joy, mindfulness, softness, and wisdom.” Join Sofia in creating expressive self-portraits inspired by her series Live to Transform.

Sofia Cristanti emigrated from Indonesia in 2010, after completing a BFA and an MBA. Her surrealist self-portrait series Live to Transform was featured at the Gallery during Asian Heritage month.

This activity is part of a series of workshops to celebrate Voices of Harmony: the Art of the GSMS Global Minds Initiative. George Street Middle School created the first Canadian chapter of Global Minds, an organization that breaks down cultural and language barriers by bringing youth from diverse backgrounds together to combat isolation, exclusion, and racism. The students’ works and stories are displayed in the Gallery’s Sobey Youth Art Space from May to August and visitors are invited to explore their own stories through artmaking.

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Bruno Bobak Artist-in-Residence Studio and Courtyard
Dreamstone Painting with Natalie Sappier

Imelda Perley’s shared teachings from 13 Moon drums will inspire participants to create their own stories and symbols and to paint them onto stones.

1:00 - 4:00 pm Education Room 
Canadian Landscapes with Peggy Holt

With inspiration from iconic Canadian artists (Group of Seven, Goodridge Roberts, Emily Carr, Charles Pachter), participants will create watercolors and mixed media landscapes, cityscapes and seascapes, on paper, cardboard, and Masonite, reflecting on their connection to our land and nature.

Peggy Holt is a retired high school art teacher from Leo Hayes. She has travelled and painted across Canada, several times. She has also painted Ireland, Scotland, Iceland, Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, and Hungary. Peggy’s favourite medium is watercolour, but she loves experimenting with many others.


Supported by the City of Fredericton. Presented in partnership with Tutta Musica. | Appuyée par la ville de Fredericton. Présentée en parternariat avec Tutta Musica.