May 20–22, 2023

Paper Plate Tambourines

Art Workshop


Join our School Visits Facilitators for a drop-in art activity and make your own take-home musical instrument!

Paper plate tambourines



Facilitated by the Harbourfront Centre School Visits team, this art-making activity invites families and groups to create a musical instrument using simple materials and collaging techniques. Participants can consider the following questions: How can we use colour, shape and texture to create a personal musical instrument? Participants will design and build their tambourines using a paper plate as a base. They will decorate their tambourines utilizing a variety of materials and collaging techniques. Be sure to play with your tambourine throughout the day and be sure to dance with it in the festival parade!

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


Market Tent A

235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON, M5J 2G8

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