Treat the father figure in your life to a unique museum experience (or try your own hand at a new skill) with a heritage-inspired workshop. Workshop themes include woodworking, letterpress printing, gardening, and acrylic painting. Bring the whole family to the museum and enjoy fun and games on the grounds while Dad learns the ins and outs of his new trade.
Workshop fee includes required supplies as well as a beverage (non-alcoholic) and light snack for the participant. Regular admission fees apply for visitors who are not participating in a workshop (museum will be open during normal operating hours for regular visitors: 10 am to 5 pm).
Registration is required for the workshops. Please use the barcodes provided to register using Service Ottawa’s online registration system. If you do not already have a family account, please create one before registering. The registration deadline is Friday, June 7.
All that is fit to print (letterpress printing)
Age: 18 and up Cost: $50 per person Barcode: 1510744
The 1920s saw the rise of daily newspapers and print was the main form of mass communication, rivalled only by radio. Learn the process of letterpress printing from composition to completed product. Take your printed piece home as a souvenir. *Space is limited. A minimum of 1 registered participant is required for the workshop to run.
Wouldn’t that be crate (woodworking)
Age: 18 and up Cost: $50 per person Barcode: 1510743
From house frames to picture frames and from windows to stairs, using the proper joint is integral to sound construction. Explore carpentry in the context of the 1920s and 30s, learn more about commonly used joints, and put your knowledge to work building your own crate. *Space is limited. A minimum of 2 registered participant is required for the workshop to run.
Gardening in small spaces
Age: 18 and up Cost: $50 per person Barcode: 1510745
Home gardens were an important food source in the 1920s and 1930s. Growing fruits and vegetables at home meant saving hard-earned money for other expenses. What lessons can we learn from the era when it comes to gardening in our own small spaces from backyards to balconies? Learn skills for gardening when space is at a premium including garden towers and hanging gardens. *Space is limited. A minimum of 2 registered participant is required for the workshop to run.
The Group of Seven – Acrylic painting workshop
Age: 18 and up Cost: $50 per person Barcode: 1510746
Follow step-by-step as our instructor leads you through the creation of your own masterpiece inspired by the distinct style of the Group of Seven and our own unique museum landscape. *Space is limited. A minimum of 3 registered participant is required for the workshop to run.