On Monday our curator, Kimiko Hawkes, spent the morning giving the kids a ‘behind the scenes’ tour of the museum. She spoke about Hubert Evans and his handliner, Dr. Inglis and the legacy of Stonehurst, and Don Hauka’s inventions like the underwater submersible we have on display.
On Tuesday, Coast Salish master weaver Jessica Casey came in to share her skills and teach the class about the wonders of the cedar tree. The students were given cedar strips and twisted them into rope bracelets.
Wednesday’s visitor was Artist/Illustrator Jan Poynter who made the beautiful mural on the front of our museum building. Jan explained the process that went into creating the mural and then let the kids have a try at scratchboarding.
On Thursday, Museum Assistant Matthew Lovegrove took the class on an adventure to draw boats in the Marina and check out the Stonehurst building that is now a heritage B&B.
Each afternoon, the class spent time looking at objects, drawing them, and writing about them.