Category Archives: Youth Activities

Upcoming events at your AGNS

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Yarmouth Family Sunday

One Sunday a month the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia hosts Family Sundays. Everyone is welcome to drop in between 2:00 – 4:00 pm for an artist-facilitated afternoon of studio activities inspired by a specific exhibition or theme. In December, there is a special Family Sunday to bring in the holiday season. Many have come for years to the much-loved Gingerbread Sunday!  register NOW!!!
Children under 12 need to be accompanied by an adult.

November 29, 2015 2-4pm Mask Making with artist Travis Doyle

Decorative Mask Making

Interested in having some fun and flexing your creative muscle? Join us from 2 to 4, November 29th for Family Sunday as local artists guide us through a process of decorative mask making.

Thanks to The FRIENDS of the Art Gallery Western branch the sponsor for this program, admission is FREE. All materials are supplied.

December 13, 2015 GINGERBREAD SUNDAY

1- 4pm please call to register limited seating. Join us for our fabulous annual Gingerbread Sunday. Start the holiday season off in a deliciously creative way by creating a gingerbread house with milk cartons, graham crackers, icing sugar, and LOTS of candy!
$5.00 per child, all materials supplied.

To register call 902 749 2248 or email

Get a bus…visit the gallery

SCHOOL_BUSThe Friends of the Yarmouth Art Gallery are offering a new program to bus students from their schools to visit the gallery! The Friends have earmarked $3000 to help students in the Tri Counties to visit the AGNS Western Branch and take part in the Canaccord Program. The program is free, and consists of school tours of the gallery plus a hands-on program while the students are there. Icing on the cake: The Friends will pay 75 percent of the costs of bussing students, up to $300. Just call 902 749-2248 or email Angela Collier <> We hope to see you there!

Gingerbread Sunday Dec. 7

grand-gingerbread-house-largeNot too late to get in on the fun … room still available! ONLY $5 to make a house and bring it home! Call 902 749-2248 to reserve your spot.

Gingerbread Sunday

Gingerbread Sunday!


Mark in your calendar, Sunday, December 7th (1:00 noon – 4:00pm) for this year’s Gingerbread Sunday–an Art Gallery of Nova Scotia community tradition. Using lots of decorative and yummy “construction materials,” create your own gingerbread house. Be prepared to go home sticky.

Registration required. 902 749-2248

Summer Art Classes

Summer Art Classes
August 18 to 22, 2014 for ages 11 to 16
9am to noon

Young People‘s 5 day workshop “Then and Now”

from Caveman to Gaffiti Art with artist Maggie Mandell 
(linking art history with today’s expressions in art)
Cave drawings to urban art.
an exploration of making a social statement.
We will explore today’s urban artists and make
a work based on our exploration.

Space limited, call the gallery at 749-2248 to register.


April 6, 2014 2 p.m.

Family Sunday “Birds in Flight”

Make a flock of folk art birds using Styrofoam, craft paper, and paint!  A tour of the Gallery’s  “Birds in Flight” exhibit will give children and parents some  great ideas for creating  their  own feathered friends. Suitable for ages 5 to 12. Admission 3.00 per child, please register by calling 749-2248. A parent and/or caregiver must accompany each child.

“Birds in Flight”

Family Sunday February16, 2014 2pm

folk art birdMake a flock of folk art birds using Styrofoam, craft paper, and paint!  A tour of the Gallery’s  “Birds in Flight” exhibit will give children and parents some  great ideas for creating  their  own feathered friends.

Suitable for ages 5 to 12. Admission 3.00 per child, please register

A parent and/or caregiver must accompany each child

Family Sunday

Family Sunday February 9, 2014 2pm Autism Arts Family Sunday

Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon designing and painting rain sticks that will form part of the Gallery’s musical instrument collection. Join in a musical circle with everyone having the opportunity to play the rain sticks along with other percussion instruments.

 Admission 3.00 per child, please register.
Suggested for children and youth on the autism spectrum

Ages 10 and up. A parent and/or caregiver must accompany each child

 No Experience Necessary!

New Lobby Show


 “Individual Perspectives”, an exhibit of student photography done through an ArtReach project led by Bill Curry, is on display in the lobby at AGNS Yarmouth. 


Rock Felting Workshop

Let’s Rock!

RockChildren aged eight and up are invited to “Felt with Rocks” with Alice Pedersen in a free two-part hands-on workshop at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Yarmouth!

Alice Pedersen enjoys finding unique ways to turn objects found in nature into works of art.  She spends a good portion of free-time “beach combing”.  Rocks and stones are plentiful and finding a distinctive way to cover them intrigued her. Felting rocks and embellishing them evolved from doing what she enjoys most: unstructured, unplanned art.

The Let’s Rock workshops will be held at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Yarmouth on Sunday, November 17th and Sunday November 24th, beginning at 2:00 p.m.

The Let’s Rock workshops are offered through the Art Gallery’s ArtReach program, supported by the Gallery and the NS Department of Education.

To register and for more information, call the Art Gallery at 749-2248.