Power Kids: Free Kids Activities


Feb 17, 2020 to Mar 31, 2020
3:00 PM


These FREE arts workshops for children ages 7-12 begin with a tour of the gallery and conclude with an art activity, inspired by the ideas behind the current exhibition. Tours and workshops are led by Erica Cristobal, Power Kids and Outreach Coordinator and Dominika Gudaniec, Education Programs Teaching Assistant.

Upcoming Events:

17 Feb 2020, 1:00 PM
Power Kids on Family Day
Join us on this special drop-in Family Day workshop led by special guests, Toronto-based arts organization Stolen from Africa, presented in conjunction with Harbourfront Centre’s Kuumba festival.

23 Feb 2020, 3:00 PM
Building Worlds Together
Architecture is the design of structures and buildings. Artist Dawit L. Petros looks at how architecture influences the character of a place and its history. In this workshop, participants will construct a layered and three-dimensional cityscape or landscape using photographic images and drawing.

15 Mar 2020, 3:00 PM
Fairytale Remix
Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa uses performance as a way to experiment. Drawing inspiration from his interest in folklore, participants in this workshop will create sock puppets. Using socks, textiles and other accessories, we will remix characters from fairy tales — and create our own!

16 Mar 2020, 2:00 PM
Power Kids on March Break
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery has partnered with the Toronto Public Library to offer Power Kids workshops.

29 Mar 2020, 3:00 PM
Your Life, Your Movie Poster
In Naeem Mohaiemen’s exhibition What we found after you left, film and other visuals go hand in hand to tell stories about family histories and national events. In this workshop, participants will create a movie poster, mounted on wooden panels, to highlight a memorable moment from your life using drawing and collage.

05 Apr 2020, 3:00 PM
Take Care
One aspect of Rashid Johnson’s site-specific installation are tropical plants that inspire caregiving and a sense of community. In response, we will use textiles to create two (or more) wearable pins with words of affirmation. Participants are encouraged to keep one of their creations, and give the other pins to people in their family or community.

19 Apr 2020, 3:00 PM
My Neighbourhood Postcard
In the exhibition Spazio Disponibile, Dawit L Petros looks at the history of architecture in the Horn of Africa. We will consider how Petros draws inspiration from the building styles, and how that relates to buildings in our neighborhoods. Then using paint and print-making techniques we will create postcards of our neighborhood.

10 May 2020, 3:00 PM
Crazy Hats
A hat is worn to cover the head for various reasons and is accessorized for self-expression. Drawing from Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa’s interest in how we are affected by the environment that surrounds us, participants in this workshop will customize hats using paper, textiles and more.

16 May 2020, 11:00 AM
Power Kids at Junior
This special drop-in Power Kids program is presented at Junior at the Harbourfront Centre.




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231 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON

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