Family Programs

Discovery Corners: Canadian Art

Meet Toronto based artist, Liz Butler, of Tumblr's 'Liz Butler Draws the ROM'!

Today we’ll learn about Canada’s rich artistic past and present! Dress up like some of the animals you find in great Canadian paintings, meet a real live artist and even become your own artist at our water colour station!

Ornithomimus dinosaur skull by Liz Butler

Included with Museum Admission. Activities 11 am - 3 pm & take place in the Rotunda, Level 1.

Meet Liz Butler!
Liz Butler is a Toronto area artist and teacher and the creator of ROMKids' popular Tumblr series 'Liz Butler Draws the ROM'.

'Liz Butler Draws the ROM' features a gallery or theme that Liz explores through her art and then writes about. Liz has sketched and written about a wide range of topics including dinosaurs, mummified cats, bears, sharks, and more, displaying the Museum in a way never seen before. 'Liz Butler Draws The ROM' is a wonderful series on scientific illustration and a great example of what good science communication, both visual and written, can look like.Selection of sketches by artist by Liz Butler.
Liz will be out today doing a live piece of art, and will be available to talk about her art and what inspires her.

Make sure to check out Liz's acclaimed blog series 'Liz Butler Draws the ROM' HERE!

Family Activities!
Become the next great Canadian artist and try your hand at water colour painting.
Water Colour Painting
Be inspired by the ROM's collections of paintings from the First Peoples Gallery and the Gallery of Canada and model your own water colour after some of the greats. So whether you are a classically trained artist like the talented Arthur Heming or self taught like the ground breaking Norval Morrisseau, come and try your hand at making your own masterpiece!

Costume Corner
Many great Canadian paintings, such as those on display by Arthur Heming, feature Canada's environment and the animals that live there. Try on some our costumes and act out your Canadian wilderness scene.

Family Lounge
The Family Lounge provides a quiet space for families to rest, nurse,and play!

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Rotunda, Level 1

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Included with Museum Admission. Activities 11 am - 3 pm

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