May 20–22, 2023

Experimental Landscapes

Art Workshop


Join our School Visits facilitators for a drop-in art activity session using colours to describe the world around us.

Landscape experience



Facilitated by the Harbourfront Centre School Visits team, this art-making activity invites families and groups to design one creative response by exploring how we perceive colour, shape and texture in the land around us. Participants will consider the different elements of the land: sky, water and land. Participants can consider the following questions: How does the time of day/year affect the colours we see? What colours do you see in the sky, water and land? If we could touch these elements, what would they feel like? How can we represent these elements through texture? How can we express these elements through shape?  

Inspired by Harbourfront Centre’s landscape and connections to the land, participants will experiment with frottage (rubbings) and collage techniques to create colourful landscapes. They will take their landscape collage home. 

About Harbourfront Centre School Visits

Harbourfront Centre School Visits is our hands-on, inquiry-based, curriculum focused program that hosts visiting school groups from Kindergarten to Grade 12.  We host 26 000 students (or 1200 classes) annually for creative exploration in contemporary visual arts, performing arts, urban studies and Indigenous studies. Each group works with one of our passionate artist educators who share their love of the arts and are committed to creating an inclusive, accessible learning community for all visiting groups. 

Dates & Times

May 20
11am – 6pm

May 21
11am – 6pm

May 22
11am – 5pm


West Hallway

West hallway of the main campus building


Wheelchair accessible

235 Queens Quay W.

Toronto, ON, M5J 2G8

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