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Destination: The Velveteen Rabbit
What makes something real? Join us to reflect on the role of stuffies in your life, while sewing a rabbit stuffie fashioned with no end of personalized details.
Destination: The Harry Potter Series
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Destination: The Harry Potter Series

Do you know your kneazles from your knarls? Your patornuses from your pensieves? Do you always say levi-O-sa, instead of levio-SA? If so, get yourself to Platform 9 3/4, hop aboard the Hogwarts Express and join us for a day dedicated to the magical world of Harry Potter!
Destination: James and the Giant Peach
Thursday, March 22, 2018

Destination: James and the Giant Peach

Just like the plucky hero of James and the Giant Peach, we came upon a mysterious stranger who gave us some “crocodile tongues”, and told us that if we drank them with water, they would bring us happiness and great adventures. Join us for this day inspired by Roald Dahl’s classic story, and we promise to share them with you.
Destination: The World of Beatrix Potter
During this day, we’ll share a biography of Beatrix Potter alongside some of her best known stories, and talk about the lasting impact her solitary life had on generations of children. Then, we’ll use her remarkable attention to detail, and love of creating tiny stories as the basis for our own storied shadow boxes.
Destination: The Night Fairy
Monday, March 26, 2018

Destination: The Night Fairy

A night fairy of our acquaintance has lost her wings, and is beginning to realize how dangerous the world is without the ability to fly. Lucky for her, we know some of the most generous fairy lovers in Vancouver, and we’re appealing to them for help.
Destination: A Wrinkle in Time
Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Destination: A Wrinkle in Time

We’ll tesser through space and time with Mrs. Who, Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Which, exploring the wonders of the universe alongside Meg, Calvin and Charles Wallace. As we discover how a straight line is not the shortest distance between two points, we’ll use the book’s remarkable descriptions of the fantastical and surreal creatures as the basis for sculptures made of polymer clay.
Destination: The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine
We’ll share the beginning of this story, and then use Erin Stead’s beautiful illustrations as the basis for our own pencil sketches, lightly embellished with coloured acquerelles.
Destination: The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk
During this camp, we’ll share Thornhill’s richly illustrated text, pulling out the rays of hope embedded in it (the extinction of the Great Auk led to important conservation efforts), and discuss how the retelling of environmental stories helps to solidify the possibility of change. As we go, we’ll work on mosaic tiled hot plates or coasters to keep the message at the heart of this book present in our daily lives.
Tiny Fictions
March 20 to 22, 2018

Tiny Fictions

In this writers’ workshop, we’ll look at the art of the very short story. Focusing on the idea that something must change between the beginning of a piece fiction and the end, we’ll challenge ourselves to establish characters, setting and conflict as economically as possible.
Getting Ready for Easter
March 26 to 28, 2018

Getting Ready for Easter

Easter is just around the corner, which gives us a great excuse to share some of our favourite spring themed crafts and stories.