Kids do a craft activity at The Reach Gallery Museum. The gallery is again presenting its free Sunday Family Arts program on every other Sunday. (Submitted photo)

Kids do a craft activity at The Reach Gallery Museum. The gallery is again presenting its free Sunday Family Arts program on every other Sunday. (Submitted photo)

Prospera Credit Union again sponsors Sunday Family Arts program

Free classes offered at The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford every other Sunday

Prospera Credit Union has once again funded the Sunday Family Arts program at The Reach Gallery Museum (32388 Veterans Way).

This is a time for families to work on activities that are fun, educational, and artistic, all while spending quality time with one another.

This year marks the eighth year that Prospera has invested in the program, which takes place two Sundays per month.

Sunday Family Arts gives participants of all ages the opportunity to try their hand at art projects that are inspired by current exhibitions.

“Creativity is about decision-making, problem-solving, and testing new ideas, skills that serve us well at any age,” said Laura Schneider, executive director of The Reach.

“Picasso famously stated that, ‘Every child is an artist; the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.’ In a way, the program gives kids a chance to remind older family members of this.”

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Schneider said The Reach is fortunate that Prospera recognizes “the importance of creativity at all ages.”

Shawn Good, president and CEO of Prospera Credit Union, said Prospera believes in the importance of supporting activities that “stimulate children’s curiosity, sharpen their senses, and help develop critical-thinking skills.”

“Children are our future, and by providing them with these opportunities, we are helping to foster a future generation of skilled and engaged leaders,” Good said.

The Sunday Family Arts program brings kids and families together in a relaxed environment where all learning styles are supported and creative risk-taking is encouraged.

The classes are free of charge, and families are asked to register.

Classes are offered twice daily at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. every other Sunday.

Children are encouraged to bring as many family members as they would like – just don’t forget to register – and no artistic experience is required.

Visit thereach.ca for more information.