The popular Sunday Family Arts is underway once again at The Reach Gallery Museum. (Submitted photo)

Sunday Family Arts underway at The Reach

Abbotsford gallery holds series on two Sundays each month

For many families in the Fraser Valley, the Sunday Family Arts program has become a staple in their children’s artistic education.

The team at Prospera Credit Union recognizes the need for educational family fun within the community and have once again funded the popular Sunday Family Arts program through The Reach.

This year marks the seventh year that Prospera has invested in the program, which takes place two Sundays a month, giving participants of all ages the opportunity to try their hand at art projects that are inspired by current exhibitions.

“This program is really about bringing families together to engage in the act of making,” says Laura Schneider, executive director at The Reach.

“It’s an opportunity to be with the kids, and maybe to be a bit of a kid ourselves, which is something we don’t make enough time for in our busy lives.”

Shawn Good, president and CEO of Prospera Credit Union, said, “Partnering with programs such as Sunday Family Arts that provide children with the opportunity to think creatively and build art that inspires others is strongly aligned with our desire to develop great leaders.”

Among the upcoming programs is Uncanny Theatricality on Feb. 18, bringing together painting, drawing, and performance to create a larger-than-life poster that incorporates artist Mark Neufeld’s concepts of cinematic histories and settler narratives.

Pixelated Watercolours on March 4 involved deconstructing landscapes into nothing more than pixels, based on exhibiting artist Christopher Friesen’s work Search by Image.

On March 18, bring the family to create Miniature Artifacts – mini clay sculptures that resemble objects in The Reach’s historical collections.

The classes are free and are offered two times a day – 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. – on every other Sunday at The Reach (32388 Veterans Way).

Children are encouraged to bring as many family members as they would like, as long as they register in advance. No artistic experience is necessary.

Visit thereach.ca or call 604-864-8087 for more information or to register.

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