Contemporary Fresco Art

Contemporary Fresco Art

Métis artists such as Bob Boyer drew inspiration from their own lives, from the world around them and from the work of other artists both past and present. Boyer became interested in frescoes not only for their association with the European Renaissance but also as an art practiced by Indigenous peoples the world over. In his fresco work he employs an abstract language using colour and form to express his ideas.

After visiting the exhibition Bob Boyer – His Life’s Work, try your hand at “fresco” painting by contributing to a communal work of art celebrating Canada through nature.

 Workshops for ages 6 and up.

Registration takes place at the Travel Bureau of the Canadian Children’s Museum. Participants may register starting at 9:30 a.m. for the 11:00 a.m. workshop, and starting at 11:30 a.m. for the 1:00 p.m. workshop. Maximum of 20 participants per workshop, plus accompanying adults. 

Image: Steven Darby

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Date July 1, 2012 - July 1, 2012
Fees and Booking Free Admission.
Location Canadian Children's Museum: Studio
Audience Family
Event Type Holiday Program
Program Family Programs

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