Programs for Families & Kids


Free | Pre-Registration Required | 1 – 2:30pm or 3 – 4:30pm

To register call 604 864 8087 x 0 or visit The Reach in person.

This is an arts & crafts class that the whole family can participate in!

There are two classes offered on each date listed below. The first class begins promptly at 1 pm and ends at 2:30 pm, the second class begins promptly at 3 pm and ends at 4:30 pm. Both the 1 pm class and the 3 pm class are the same.

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TITLE: Landscapes Redefined

DATE: January 21, 2018

DESCRIPTION: Jump into 2018 with this acrylic painting, learn new skills while reflecting on techniques used by the masters. Inspired by our exhibiting artist Christopher Friesen participants will take a contemporary look at landscape painting.


TITLE: Experimental Forms

DATE: February 4, 2018

DESCRIPTION: Inspired by Erica Grimm’s collaborative installation we will be using fabric, paper and plastic to create a sculptural form based on ancient water-going forms. Use your imagination to create a three-dimensional object that could only be found in the depths of the ocean.


TITLE: Uncanny Theatricality

DATE: February 18, 2018

DESCRIPTION: This Sunday Family Arts will bring together painting, drawing, and performance to create a larger than life poster that incorporates exhibiting artist Mark Neufeld’s concepts of cinematic histories and settler narratives. Get ready for a theatrical display of artmaking.


TITLE: Pixelated Watercolours

DATE: March 4, 2018

DESCRIPTION: Exhibiting artist Christopher Friesen’s work critically examines what it is real in the age of digital reproduction. Join us this Sunday Family Arts for a watercolour workshop that deconstructs landscapes into nothing more than pixels.


TITLE: Miniature Artifacts

DATE: March 18, 2018

DESCRIPTION: Create mini clay sculptures that resemble objects in The Reach’s historical collections, inspired by Mark Neufeld and his critique of the role objects play in the construction of identities. These sculptures may be miniature but there is no limit on creativity.

Registration for Sunday Family Art classes opens 7 days before each class takes place and will close once it is full. Class capacity is 30 participants. In order to respect the timeframe for classes, latecomers can only be accommodated up to 10 minutes past class start time. At that point, no latecomers will be admitted.

Thanks to the generosity of the Prospera Credit Union we are able to offer this program for free!

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Kids Art Camps

Spring Break | Summer Break | Ages 6 to 12

Want to learn how to break the mold? Become a contemporary art-kid? Learn fun facts about Art History? Get messy and make new friends? Then you’ve come to the right place! The Reach Gallery Museum offers Art Camps for kids in the summer, over Spring Break and on the occasional Pro-D Day. Have your kids wear clothes that can get messy, bring a nut-free lunch and a water bottle, as well as weather appropriate clothing as we like to go outside too!

Check dates and register.

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Kids Centre

A self-directed space for kids to learn and engage with gallery and museum content at their own pace, The Kids Centre promotes early learning and engagement with cultural content

The Kids Centre is free and open to the public.Children must be supervised by a parent or guardian. Located in the The Reach’s lobby, supervised children are invited to drop in any time during gallery hours, Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 5pm.

Funded by Prospera Credit Union