Family Sunday - Portrait Joy (Free Virtual Event)
Enjoy an afternoon of exploring hands-on art-making and ideas for all ages!
In-Person + Livestream
12:00pm - 5:00pm
$13 Adults/$11 Students & Seniors/ $2.50 Youth ages 6-17
Looking for family fun on Family Day? Join artist Sade Alexis for a portrait drawing video workshop! Sade is passionate about creating art that celebrates Blackness, and invites everyone to be their creative selves. In celebration of Black History Month, explore the joyful world of portrait making with this engaging, kind, passionate artist and facilitator.
This free (pre-recorded) video workshop will be released on our YouTube Channel beginning on Feb 20 so stay tuned!
Supported by the Province of British Columbia.
For families visiting the AGGV in person on February 20, ask our friendly front desk staff for a free activity sheet to enjoy and take home.
Sade Alexis is a Black Woman artist and writer, living, working and loving on the stolen lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh, səlil̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ nations. She was born and raised on these lands, and understands them as the only home she has ever known, and in knowing this she sees it as her duty to fight alongside Indigenous land defenders who actively protect and love these lands. Sade’s work focuses on the ways in which Blackness can be understood and celebrated through art, in all of its complexities and intricacies. She uses her practice as a means of bringing Black experience into the historically colonial art world. Sade also uses her practice to understand what it means to be stolen people on stolen land, her work questions homelands and our ties to them, or lack thereof. She is a recent BFA graduate from ECUAD, and is currently working as a freelance illustrator, and as an art instructor for neurodiverse kids.
Check out our growing collection of cool, inspiring, Family Sunday videos to check out featuring wonderful local artists on our YouTube channel!
Family Sunday happens every third Sunday of the month October – June, and is an afternoon of exploring hands-on art-making and ideas for all ages. This recurring program often features special guests like storytellers, artists, performers or musicians.
Please note that in-person Family Sundays are included with admission.
Admission is always free for the following groups:
Children 5 & under
1040 Moss street
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