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: September 29, 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 Front steps or Orientation Gallery (weather permitting)
#BAG60 Anniversary art activity

This year, for the Gallery’s 60th anniversary, we’re celebrating the last 60 years, and the 60 yet to come! Stop by our art cart and help us imagine what the Gallery will look like 60 years from now (in 2079) by drawing your predictions!

And while you’re here, find out more about what’s happening this fall for our anniversary - including a vintage-themed Gala in October.

12:00 - 5:00 pm RBC Learning Centre
Plant painting with Shinaid McGillivray

60 cheers for 60 years! Explore your inner naturalist by painting using a bouquet of local plants from the Gallery’s surrounding land. The Wolastoq River nourishes the land all around us. Discover the plants and create paintings with your plant-brush!

12:00 - 5:00 pm Education Room
Postcard Paintings with Brittany Schuler
Create your masterpiece inspired by the collection! Use the gilded postcards to paint in the style of Krieghoff, Turner, or Dali!

Brittany Schuler is a landscape artist living and working in Fredericton, N.B. She studied Fine Arts and French Studies at Mount Allison University. Her work is greatly inspired by her travels as well as the beautiful back woods of New Brunswick.

12:00 - 5:00 pm Jean E. Irving River Gallery

Create shadow puppets inspired by characters in the art works! Use papers and stickers to assemble your puppet on a stick and create your own story to perform.

12:00 - 5:00 pm
Gallery-wide sketching

Please try out our drawing stations throughout the gallery. Create portraits, landscapes, and abstracts with colour pencils.

Free Presentations

3:00 pm Elizabeth A Currie Gallery on the Green
Meatball the Cat – A Shadow Adventure
Co-Created by Solo Chicken Productions & Grey Rabbit Theatre Co. Performed by Dustyn Forbes and Naomi McGowan.

Join our hero Meatball the Cat as they wake up to a beautiful morning in Fredericton and head out for an adventure full of beautiful trees, new friends, and epic views! This whimsical little shadow puppetry show was created in July 2019 when Solo Chicken & Grey Rabbit were Fredericton Arts Alliance Artists in Residence in the Barracks. The play is based on poetry written by young Fredericton artists under the tutelage of Poet Laurate Jenna Lyn Albert at The Fredericton Public Library.  Artists Laura-Beth Bird, Kira Chisholm, Dustyn Forbes and Naomi McGowan created the work!  (Approx. 7 Minutes)

3:30 pm Elizabeth A. Currie Gallery on the Green

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