Category Archives: Youth Activities

January 9, 2015 – Friends support Bus Program

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!

December 8, 2014 – Gingerbread Sunday held

Gingerbread Sunday!


This year’s Gingerbread Sunday–an Art Gallery of Nova Scotia community tradition – was held on December 7th. Using lots of decorative and yummy “construction materials,” youth created their own gingerbread houses.

Registration required. 902 749-2248

August 20, 2017 – Summer art classes held

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 3, 2014 – Youth create birds in flight

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.

February 9, 2014 – Autism Arts 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!

January 20, 2014 – Photography in the lobby


 “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. 


November 8, 2013 – 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.


November 19, 2017 – Family Sunday

Be Blue
Sunday November 10, 2013 2pm

Explore the world of blue through artists’ eyes. Create your own blue canvas to take home. All materials supplied.
An adult must accompany children. Cost 3.00 per child call 749 2248 or email

October 18, 2013 – Student lobby exhibit

Our Identities, Our Stories, Our Land

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AGNS Western Branch in Yarmouth is pleased to host an exhibition of self-portraits produced by students at l’École Rose des Vents in Greenwood and l’École acadienne de Truro working with artist François Gaudet.

The exhibition will be on display until November 9, 2013.

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Western Branch

341 Main Street

Yarmouth Nova Scotia

For further information, please contact Kris Webster, Assistant Curator of Programs (902) 424-6651

This exhibition was made possible through an ArtsSmarts Nova Scotia and GénieArts Nouvelle-Écosse partnership.

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia supports ArtsSmarts Nova Scotia, with funding from the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage and the Nova Scotia Department of Education. @ArtGalleryNS

August 25, 2013 – September is Maud month


Maud_Model TSept 3 -29, 2013 Reproductions of Maud Lewis artworks on display in Th’YARC lobby in partnership with the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Western Branch.



September  8, 2013   2pm
Creative Minds Series
With Playwright Hal Theriault’s “Sharing Heritage through Theatre”.
A creative mind is an asset in many occupations. Through our Creative Minds presentations, we will hear from people in our community who have interesting artistic passions.
Hal started life as a teacher and after 18 years wanted to entertain through theatre, and while teaching he was involved in drama and writing plays. He studied drama and theatre at Acadia University, Queen Mary College, and University of London, England. Hal also did some acting in England.
Hal also started his own company, Basin Productions, and worked in schools universities as well as prisons presenting plays dealing with racism, conflict resolution, etc.
Hal has also written and performed full-length plays, dinner theatre, and spent five summers with
his company performing on the M. V. Bluenose.
Hal has settled back home in Digby, enjoying his new puppy and is very much involved with the Digby Area Theatre Society. Hal accepts commissions and writes plays for various communities and groups. Quote: “I think it is vital for communities to preserve and present their heritage.”
Come and enjoy refreshments and good conversation.

 Sept 14, 2013,  7:30pm

Maud Lewis Play at Th’YARC . Play writtMaud Lewis photoen and directed by Hal Theriault. 

  Sept 21, 2013

Film Screening of Maud at the Gallery 2pm.




Sept 22, 2013 2pm Family Sunday


 Maud-ify a “found piece”. Decorate/paint found items in the style and spirit of Maud Lewis. Have fun learning about Maud Lewis and how she transformed fbreadboxound items into pieces of art. Now it’s your chance to “Maud-ify” your own piece of artwork using bright beautiful colours. Limited space, call 902 749 2248 or email  register cost $5.00 per child – all materials supplied.

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Yarmouth Branch