The colour Mars Grey is traditionally provided in painting sets as a shade of black. The photography work by Katherine Knight, “Double Bubble”, is a black and white image of a summer scene with bubbles. The lack of colour allows us to see the shapes and values in the image more accurately than if it were filled with vibrant summer colours. The Mars Grey kit focuses on the absence of colour in art, use of space, and how our eyes use light. There are materials for creating a diorama of outer space, charcoal and paper for drawing with only the darkest black, and a sculpture mold-making activity that utilizes tinfoil to create unique textures and shapes. A literary recycling project is also included with pages from children’s novels provided to create erasure, or black out poetry. The feature project is a pin-hole camera experiment exploring the way light travels and how a lens is used in cameras.


Art Kit info

We’re bringing the magic of our summer camps to you at home again this year!  Our weekly Art Kits are like a camp-in-a-box loaded with a variety of educational, fun, and inspirational activities.  Enjoy the activities at your own pace, on your own time safely in your own space. There is an Art Kit for each of the scheduled six weeks, and each week has a different theme. 

This summer we are bringing you a rainbow of themes using the colours of Museum London’s art collections to inspire the activities and projects. Each kit draws on a colour that is integral to the selected work and inspires the material choices and activities in the Kit. Our Art Kits are designed with diverse projects that encourage the development of new artistic skills, and creative play. 

Each Art Kit Contains

  • An art activity sheet based on the colour-themed Museum London artwork
  • An activity-a-day for five days including:
    -An art lab using traditional art supplies
    -An environmental activity using upcycled materials
    -A large scale project for you to think big
    -A photo-inspired activity to investigate the world of photographs
    -A tactile activity to play with dimension and texture
  • All the supplies for each project
  • Technique pages: tips and tricks for using your Kit supplies
  • A tutorial recorded by our art educators for your key Kit activity
  • Written Instructions for all activities
  • A surprise activity!

AGES

Kits are geared towards children aged 6 to 12 years old but include open-ended creative prompts for older children, or caregivers and their adult clients. All key supplies provided are child safe, and we recommend buying one Art Kit per child or client.

Pay-It-Forward

We’re partnering with My Sister's Place for our Pay-It-Forward Art Kits. Purchase an extra Art Kit and we will donate it to a child in need, through our local partner My Sister’s Place. The same Art Kit pricing discounts also apply to Pay-It-Forward Art Kits. My Sister's Place is a not-for-profit organization that provides residential and outreach services for women and their children living with the consequences of violence and abuse. 

Kit Pick-Ups

Art Kits will be available for pick up at Museum London’s front desk Thursday - Saturday from 11am to 5pm the week prior to the start day of your Kit. So for example, the first Art Kit starts Monday July 12, and the Kits will be available for pick-up Thursday, July 8 to  Saturday, July 10.  Kit purchasers will be notified in advance if there is a change to the pick-up schedule due to public health regulations.

Pricing

  • $55 each Art Kit
  • $50 each for 3 or more Kits and receive a free Museum London tote bag. Use discount code "Kit2021Deal" at checkout.  Pay-It-Forward Kits are eligible to be included in this discount