Spring into April with these Nature-filled Artistic Activities

After staying inside for the winter months, we’re ready to embrace the sunshine. Check out our list of Spring-inspired activities that will keep you feeling creative all season long.

Art Gallery of Burlington’s Thaumatrope Tutorial

Streaming live on IGTV on March 27th at 1 PM.

Make a bird fly with the Art Gallery of Burlington’s Family Open Studio. This tutorial will teach participants how to create beautiful animations for the season using materials found at home.

Image credit: Christi Belcourt This Painting is a Mirror, 2012. Acrylic on Canvas Collection of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada. Photography by Lawrence Cook

Take a virtual tour of Christi Belcourt’s exhibition Uprising: The Power of Mother Earth at The McMichael. The retrospective includes numerous works by Belcourt and Isaac Murdoch, and explores the “restoration of balance between all living beings and the natural world, reflecting the deep traditions of Indigenous culture.” 

Thinking about visiting the gallery in person? Check out this audio walking tour of their grounds, which includes information about their sculpture garden and outdoor installations. 

Want to imagine what it’s like to create your own sculpture garden? Download the Art Gallery of Thunder Bays Outdoor Sculpture Activity Sheet to learn about the gallery’s outdoor works while practicing your drawing skills. 

The Grand River Conservation Authority has developed a series of crafting activities inspired by the great outdoors, including this Window Mobile Activity. All you need are some sticks, yarn, and the surprises you find right outside your front door! 

Use your crafting skills to help things grow! The Royal Botanical Gardens put together this tutorial that shows viewers how to create biodegradable pots for your seedlings using paper and origami techniques.

 

Bike Tour of Stratford’s Festival Route 

Bike Rentals available at Totally Spoke’d

Want to get moving while exploring Stratford’s cultural scenery? Hop on your bike to catch a glimpse of the Avon Theatre, the Festival Theatre, and the Avon River! 

Feature Image: Art Gallery of Burlington, 2021