MIA Kids making inuksuit in the museum’s M. and G. Theil Education Centre.
Narwhals, and walruses, and seals, oh no! MIA arts assistants led the collaborative crafts project for this year’s Doors Open Toronto. MIA Kids constructed Arctic animals, igloos, and inuksuit from modelling clay and paper, and then helped us decorate our Arctic landscape. There were lots of fabulous creations! Here’s a look completed project:
Our nearly finished Arctic landscape. Looks great!
Thanks to all the MIA Kid’s who participated in this fantastic project. The museum provides drawing materials in the M. and G. Theil Education Centre throughout the week, so come by anytime and participate in our Monthly Drawing Contest. Arts and crafts are led by MIA’s arts assistants every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-4pm.
Posted by Emma Ward, MIA’s Visitor Services Officer
Everyone at MIA is looking forward to the Doors Open Toronto event at Queens Quay Terminal. MIA’s volunteers are busy preparing for the event in our Education Centre. Inspired by the ivory miniatures and camp scene sculptures in the MIA exhibit, our creative arts assistants are constructing an arctic landscape for a special MIA Kid’s collaborative activity! Kids will have the opportunity to contribute to this project by designing their own arctic animals, snow houses, inuksuks, kayaks, and igloos from modeling clay and paper.
Emily Pangnilik Iluitok’s “Winter Scene: With Dog Sleds and Igloos”, Kugaaruk (Pelly Bay), made from stone, ivory, leather, hide and sinew, from the MIA Collection.
MIA Arts Assistants preparing the arctic landscape and practicing their crafts projects for Doors Open Toronto.
There will be lots to do and see at Toronto’s Harbourfront this weekend, so come on over, get inspired, and add to our Arctic environment! At the end of the DOT weekend, MIA will be sharing pictures of the finished landscape! Check out the excellent creations or show us your creative side and join in – everyone is welcome to add to our collaborative project. Learn more about what MIA is for Door Open Toronto here.
The Museum of Inuit Art offers drawing materials in our Education Centre daily, and crafts led by MIA’s arts assistants are offered every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-4pm!
Posted By Emma Ward, MIA’s Visitor Services Officer
As some of you may already know, in MIA’s M. and G. Thiel Educational Centre, we provide a variety of hands-on art and cultural activities from 12pm to 4pm every weekend. Our volunteer Arts Assistant, Danielle, helps to come up with an array of arts and crafts activities inspired by Inuit art on display in the Museum.
Volunteer Arts Assistant Danielle with an Inuksuk pendant made out of clay!
Volunteer Arts Assistant Danielle is at MIA every Saturday from 12-4 helping visitors (of all ages!) create their very own works of art.
Make your own MIA inspired pencil toppers out of clay!
Here at MIA we always have something fun and exciting going on! Be sure to check out our website and also our blog for more information on upcoming events, activities and exhibitions.
Hope to see you all soon!
Posted by: Karolina Tomaszewska, MIA’s Development Officer