Crawling for Kids: Eastside Culture Crawl



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Admission by donation


Kids' Stuff, Festivals

On November 19 and 20, 2016 from 12-3pm, the studio of Melk Art & Design will be hosting a children’s event to celebrate the Eastside Culture Crawl (ECC). 2016 marks Melk’s tenth year participating in the annual 4-day visual arts festival that brings more than 25,000 people to visit artists in their studios in the area bounded by Main Street and Victoria Drive north of First Avenue in Vancouver.

This year, with the support of the ECC and Opus Art Supplies, Melk is extending an invitation to parents to bring their children into the Melk studio to create their own screen-printed and stencilled works of art. This event encourages the participation of children in the ECC, allowing them to experience their own creativity in a unique studio space with guidance from a working artist.

Kids Days at Melk gives children the opportunity engage with the visual arts in their community on a tactile level and foster a love of the arts. Melk, along with the Eastside Culture Crawl and Opus aim to cultivate a strong sense of art and community in East Vancouver’s children and future generations of artists. It will be the third year running, with over 200 kids visiting over the two days.

Date: Nov 19 & 20th (Saturday & Sunday)

Time: 12 – 3PM

Process: Young artists will have access to watercolour paints, pencil crayons and stencil shapes to create a background or landscape for their work-of-art. Next they choose an image to screen-print (illustrations provided by the artist and already on screens). With guidance from the artist kids will screen-print their chosen illustration on their own.

Result: A custom work of art to bring home, or opportunity to make special cards for the holidays!

Location: 936 Clark Drive, Vancouver BC V5L 3J8

Spots: First come first serve

Cost: Free / by donation