Drop In Craft: Water Art

Drop In Craft: Water Art

What is your favourite type of water to paddle in?  This month create a beautiful work of art on a tile mimicking the movement of water.  This craft is endlessly creative and rewarding for people of all artistic abilities! While you’re here, be sure to visit our...
Souvenir Paddle Arts

Souvenir Paddle Arts

Take your paddle to the next level! Participants will create and paint their own designs using bold colours and patterns for the blade. Complete your paddle by adding a traditional waterproof natural non-toxic oil finish where your hands meet the wood. Age 9+ Notes:...
2ft Paddle Carving

2ft Paddle Carving

Carve a 24” (61cm) paddle out of basswood! Using a traditional spoke shave tool, students learn the woodworking techniques to take their rough blank to a smoothly-sanded, finished paddle. Participants have a beautiful souvenir to take home and treasure. as well as an...
Wanigans

Wanigans

Try your hand at woodworking and create a mini-version of a wanigan (a traditional canoe tripping equipment box with its own unique carrying system). Explore its origins and variations as you hunt through the museum to find the pieces you need to build your wanigan....
Is that you in the Canoe?!

Is that you in the Canoe?!

Be an artist, a scientist, a builder, and a voyageur. Explore the wonder of the canoe; its form, materials, art and function. Watch out for the rocks as you race your canoe down the waterfall! Finally, paint YOURSELF into your own 13-inch (33cm) basswood canoe cutout...